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LAUSD strike update: Day 2 of renewed talks go nowhere, union president says

The second round of last-ditch talks between Los Angeles Unified and the teachers union as they try to avert a strike stalled Wednesday, according to union officials. The strike is now planned for Monday, Jan. 14, union officials announced earlier Wednesday. The strike was scheduled for Thursday. “Today in bargaining,” union President Alex Caputo Pearl said Wednesday evening, “we did not see seriousness on the part of the school district to try and resolve our contract struggle.” Related Artic...
Tags: Education, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, District, LA County, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, UTLA, LA Metro, LA Unified


The 12 high-school cliques that exist today, and how they differ from past decades

Researchers conducted focus groups with students who recently graduated from high school to ask them about their experience with peer groups.Altogether, the participants identified 12 distinct "peer crowds" and ranked them in a social hierarchy.The results show that, compared to past decades, some groups have risen or fallen in the hierarchy, and a couple new groups have emerged. None How do modern high-school peer groups compare to the familiar cliques of past decades — jocks, stoners, brains? ...
Tags: Psychology, Hollywood, Education, Children, Chicago, Atlantic, Innovation, Community, Derek Thompson, University Of Illinois, Gordon, UIC, University of Texas at Austin, Rachel Gordon, Mark Prigg, Journal of Adolescent Research


LAUSD teachers strike update: UTLA pushes potential strike to Monday

United Teachers Los Angeles said Wednesday that it will change its date for a potential strike to Monday, Jan. 14 after a stall in court between union and district attorneys. It was originally slated for Thursday, Jan. 10. In a statement, UTLA said “While we believe we would eventually win in court against all of Austin Beutner’s anti-union, high-priced attempts to stop our legal right to strike, in order for clarity and to allow members, parents and our communities to plan, UTLA is moving the s...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Superior Court, City News Service, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA, LA Metro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Monica Garcia, LAUSD Board of Education


The UK Needs a Bold Competitive Strategy to Survive Brexit

There is little doubt that the United Kingdom’s separation from Europe will reduce its competitiveness for the foreseeable future, argue Michael Porter and Christian Ketels. Here's what can be done about it. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
Tags: Europe, UK, College, United Kingdom, Michael Blanding, Michael Porter, by Michael Blanding


Why I No Longer Miss My High School Body

Loving myself hasn't always been easy -- but this body gets me where I need to go and for that I am thankful! Coming home for winter break always brings a wave of nostalgia, and as I'm going home to the same places with the same friends doing (slightly) the same things, I can't help but feel I really am back in high school.For some, that could sound like an absolute nightmare, but I'm one of the lucky ones who came out (mostly) unscathed with some pretty good memories. One of those being my sen...
Tags: College, Body Image, Self Confidence, College Life, Love Your Body, Body positivity, Body Acceptance


The Hu, a New Breakthrough Band from Mongolia, Plays Heavy Metal with Traditional Folk Instruments and Throat Singing

Maybe you’re jaded, maybe you think it’s time for heavy metal to finally hang up its spikes, maybe you think there’s nowhere else for the world’s most theatrically angry music to go but maybe bluegrass…. Or maybe Mongolia, where folk metal band The Hu have been inventing what they call “Hunnu Rock,” a style combining Western headbanging with instruments like the horsehead fiddle (morin khuur) and Mongolian guitar (tovshuur). “It also involves singing in a guttural way,” Katya Cengel poin...
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How to Achieve *THIS* High Fashion Trend On a Budget: Glitter Boots

This week we’ll show you how to get glitzy boots for a great price!Although high fashion may be exclusive, the trends that it highlights are accessible to all. Thankfully, high fashion trends trickle down to popular fashion brands all the time. So all of us can achieve these looks if we just do a little digging.This week, let’s check out ways to rock the fun glitter boots trend: HIGH FASHION TREND: GLITTER BOOTS These extravagant boots made their debut in YSL's Fall 2017 runway show: View the or...
Tags: Boots, Rihanna, College, Trends, Michelle Obama, Kendall Jenner, Glamour, Venus, Glitter, Balenciaga, Jeremy Scott, Runway Looks for Less, YSL, Trendy, Thigh High Boots, Thigh-highs


Have a minute? Learn something new from Women Techmakers

Women Techmakers creates visibility, community and resources for women in technology by hosting events, offering free trainings and piloting new initiatives with different groups and partners around the world. Whether you’re exploring a job in tech or looking to improve the influence of your work, we offer resources for women in all phases of their career. In our latest YouTube series, Women Techmakers in 60 Seconds, we explain advanced technical topics in one minute or less, making them more ap...
Tags: Google, Education, Developers, Diversity and Inclusion


LAUSD teachers strike update: UTLA, district to hold last-ditch talks to prevent 30,000 teachers from walking out

LOS ANGELES —The 600,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing the district’s 30,000 teachers planned to hold 11th-hour talks today in hopes of staving off the district’s first teachers strike in 30 years, possibly starting Thursday. Consistent with the secrecy that the two sides have frequently exhibited, there has been no announcement as of early this morning as to when and where the talks would take place. The Los Angeles Unified School District has tried a nu...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, UTLA


Actress Lucy Lawless Performs the Proto-Feminist Comedy “Lysistrata” for The Partially Examined Life Podcast

Remember Lucy, aka Xena the Warrior Princess, perhaps better known to younger folks as Ron Swanson's (eventual) wife on Parks and Recreation? Before her career re-launched via major roles on Spartacus, Salem, and Ash vs. Evil Dead, she took some time off to study philosophy and so got involved with The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast, which is coming up on its 10th birthday and has now been downloaded more than 25 million times. She has now joined the gang for cold-read on-air perfor...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Stephen King, Bbc, Literature, Spike Lee, Harold Pinter, Lucy, Parks, Facebook Twitter, Chi Raq, Sartre, Jean Paul Sartre, Ron Swanson, Lucy Lawless


Answers to 7 questions parents may have about possible LAUSD teachers strike

Will they or won’t they? That’s the question parents, among others, have asked for the past week as a planned Los Angeles Unified teachers strike nears. The strike, currently planned for Thursday — though that could change — would mean the school district’s teachers would be out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Board of Education, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA


​As LAUSD teachers strike nears, here are 7 things parents should know

Will they or won’t they? That’s the question parents, among others, have asked for the past week as a planned Los Angeles Unified teachers strike nears. The strike, currently planned for Thursday — though that could change — would mean the school district’s teachers would be out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Athletics, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Board of Education, Los Angeles Police Department, Barbara Jones, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA


Here's What Celebs Are Wearing This Winter, Because Cold Weather Outfit Inspo is Hard to Find

Get outfit inspo from Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Hailey Baldwin.Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, I was inspired by Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, and Hailey Baldwin. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself. Celebrity Look #1: Taylor Swift's Cozy Cool  Taylor Swift was spotted strolling in NYC with her boyfriend, bundled up in a cute cold-weather look.Taylor wore a brown teddy coat with ...
Tags: Celebs, Taylor Swift, College, Inspiration, Los Angeles, Selena Gomez, Chicago Bulls, Taylor, Hailey Baldwin, Celebrity Fashion, Taylor Swift Selena Gomez, Hailey, Selena, Celebrity Street Style of the Week, Selena Products, Taylor Products


Students in Washington’s charter schools and public schools learn at similar rates, Stanford report finds

The study is the first in-depth analysis of student performance for the state's young charter school network, which was granted more stable legal footing by a state Supreme Court ruling in 2018.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, Washington, Stanford, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab


Join us at the Ignite Education Lab storytelling event on March 11

Tickets are available now for Ignite Education Lab 2019. They're free but limited. Save the date, get your tickets and pitch us a talk while you still can.
Tags: News, Education, Events, Local News, Education Lab, Puget Sound


When Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire Were Accused of Stealing the Mona Lisa (1911)

If you visit the Louvre today, you'll notice two phenomena in particular: the omnipresence of security, and the throng of visitors obscuring the Mona Lisa. If you'd visited just over a century ago, neither would have been the case. And if you happened to visit on August 22nd, 1911, you wouldn't have encountered Leonardo's famed portrait at all. That morning, writes Messy Nessy, "Parisian artist Louis Béroud, famous for painting and selling his copies of famous artworks, walked into the Louvre t...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, France, History, Pablo Picasso, Hitler, Seoul, Huffington Post, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Picasso, Sara Boboltz, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci


Classic Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories by Gustave Doré, Édouard Manet, Harry Clarke, Aubrey Beardsley & Arthur Rackham

What do you see when you read the work of Edgar Allan Poe? The great age of the illustrated book is far behind us. Aside from cover designs, most modern editions of Poe’s work circulate in text-only form. That’s just fine, of course. Readers should be trusted to use their imaginations, and who can forget indelible descriptions like “The Tell-Tale Heart”’s “eye of a vulture—a pale, blue eye, with a film over it”? We need no picture book to make that image come alive. Yet, when we first discover ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Brooklyn, Literature, Clarke, Alice, Poe, édouard Manet, Manet, Don Quixote, Harry Clarke, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Daniel Horowitz



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