LAUSD teachers strike update: District’s effort to delay walkout gets no action in court

LOS ANGELES — With the first Los Angeles teachers’ strike in 30 years set to possibly start on Thursday, a legal maneuver by the Los Angeles Unified School District to delay the walkout by at least a few days did not produce any results Tuesday. In dispute is whether United Teachers Los Angeles gave the LAUSD a legally required 10-day notice that its members would stop working under the existing contract, but no hearing took place after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Samantha Jessner denied a ...
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New Research and Ideas, January 8, 2019

Cost-savings strategies in cardiac cath labs ... Colombian company considers development deal ... How to repair Israel’s tarnished image. [Author: Dina Gerdeman]
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LAUSD teacher strike update: To UTLA outcry, school board rolls back background checks for parent volunteers in a strike

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School Board approved a policy Tuesday that eliminates some background check requirements for parent and family volunteers at schools and created a new category of volunteers the district says it will call upon during a strike or “other emergency situations,” to outcry of some teachers, union leaders and parent supporters. The policy is the latest wrinkle in a months-long attempt by the school board to ease restrictions on parent and community volunteers aim...
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LAUSD teacher strike update: LA Metro and museums offer free entry for students

LOS ANGELES — With the first L.A. teachers’ strike in 30 years possibly starting Thursday, L.A. Metro is proposing to offer free rides to students of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Students would be able to ride free from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. each strike day under the directive from Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington, in consultation with L.A. County Supervisor and Metro Board Chair Sheila Kuehl. The full Metro Board will consider the matter at its January 24 meeting if a strike is still unde...
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Here's What I'm Buying to Keep My Wardrobe Current for the New Year

Another year, another four seasons of trends. Here's how I'm getting my wardrobe up to speed.As we ring in another year and prepare for the spring fashion releases, it’s important to take stock of what's new and see if our wardrobes need updating. While recent trends such as animal print will still be in style for 2019, new releases will be seen on the runways and the streets before you know it. As always, we're fans of picking and choosing which trends to follow based on your own taste. Today, ...
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1,700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in January: Enroll Today

FYI. 1,700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of January MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that caught our eye. The trailer above comes from the Yale course " Music and Social Action ."   Music and Social Action  - Yale University on Coursera - January 7 (9 weeks) Introduction to Philosoph...
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5 Cute Pieces to Upgrade Your Gym Wardrobe (Minus the Steep Price Tag)

Hard to find workout clothes that don't leave your wallet in shock? Us too, but it's not impossible. Here's a list that will leave you saying "Wait, that's all it costs?"Who doesn’t love a pair of Lululemon yoga pants? The sweat-wicking, instant-leg-toning fabric that comes in 1,001 different colors, while amazing, is followed by a shocking price tag that makes you question, “Do I REALLY need these just to sweat in?” As college girls on a budget, this feeling is hard to stomach, and can honestly...
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Stay organized in 2019 with new features in Classroom

A new calendar year brings an opportunity for a fresh start. One resolution we often hear instructors make is that they hope to keep their classrooms (both physical and virtual!) organized and clean. While we can’t help with those lockers and backpacks, we can help teachers online. So to start the year off on the right foot, we’re introducing updates to help you stay organized and revealing a fresh new look for the Classroom you know and love. Check out our brand new videobelow for a quick look ...
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Watch Four Daring Films by Lois Weber, “the Most Important Female Director the American Film Industry Has Known” (1913-1921)

These days, every cinephile can name more than a few women among their favorite living filmmakers: Sofia Coppola, Ava DuVernay, Kathryn Bigelow, Jane Campion, Agnès Varda — the list goes on. But if we look farther back into cinema history, coming up with examples becomes much more difficult. There's Ida Lupino, previously featured here on Open Culture, whose The Hitch-Hiker made her the only female director of a 1950s film noir, but before her? No name from that early era is more importa...
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It’s 2019, When Will Sex Toys Deliver on Their High-Tech Promises?

It’s 2019. We’ve reached the age of Back to the Future and Blade Runner. But if you take a look outside, it looks nothing like those dystopian movies have promised. And while we don’t know what the sex toys of the fictional future are supposed to look like, I can’t help but wonder if it would measure up. I know that I personally am a bit disappointed at how sex toys have failed to reach their potential by now. Why? I’m glad you asked. Bluetooth Isn’t Body Compatible As long as we rely on wirel...
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‘While I’m gone, make good decisions’: Jeannette Jones, a Seattle educator for nearly 50 years, dies at 72

Mrs. Jones worked for Seattle Public Schools for nearly 50 years, most notably as a tough but fun-loving administrator at Washington Middle School. She died on Dec. 27.
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3 Ways to Style a Classic Scalloped Sweater (That's on Sale for $17!)

Because it's still sweater weather for a few more months.The “Fabulous Find of the Week” column gives you the heads up on all the hottest, most affordable items at your favorite stores!Hello lovely ladies! I hope each and every one of you has been making the best of 2019 so far. I'm so confident it's going to be a great year! If you haven't made a list of resolutions yet, it's not too late to set goals. Sweater weather is often associated with the fall. But in the Northeast, it lasts until at le...
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Residency training, and training in residency

Exhausted. Aching. Hungry. Slightly delirious. Mile twenty-four of a marathon? Or hour twenty-four of a twenty-eight-hour shift? I am a resident. I am a runner. I am also a rather tired human since, as I type these words, I’m both post-call and post-run. However, this post-call/run state of body and mind is one I have learned […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The “David Bowie Is” Exhibition Is Now Available as an Augmented Reality Mobile App That’s Narrated by Gary Oldman: For David Bowie’s Birthday Today

Maybe it’s too soon to divide pop music history into “Before David Bowie” and “After David Bowie,” but two years after Bowie’s death, it’s impossible to imagine pop music history without him. Yet, if there ever did come a time when future generations did not know who David Bowie is, they could do far worse than hear Gary Oldman tell the story. Luckily for them, and us, Oldman narrates the new David Bowie augmented reality app, which launches today on what would have been the legend’s 72n...
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The Bustling Streets of Mumbai, India Captured with Early Sound Cameras in 1929

“Though hardly a cinematic masterpiece,” film critic Andre Soares writes, “or even a good film,” Al Jolson’s 1927 The Jazz Singer will forever bear the distinction of “the first time in a feature film that synchronized sound and voices could be heard in musical numbers and talking segments.” What usually goes unremarked in film history is that Indian cinema was never far behind its U.S. counterpart. The country’s first feature sound film appeared just four years after The Jazz Singer. No...
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Good article about how to overcome procrastination and accomplish more growth activities

I recently came across this article:Willpower Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Key to Being More Productive According to Neuroscience.The author makes several good points.  One of the first is that most activities fall into one of two buckets:  Maintenance or Growth.  Growth activities lead to a much better life in the long run, but we too often procrastinate.He has some good suggestions on how to overcome the procrastination.Well worth reading. Do it now.  Don't procrastinate! [Author: Henry Cate]
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