Former LAUSD board president Zimmer may be helping in talks to end teachers strike

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Unified School Board President Steve Zimmer appears to be helping facilitate  talks between district and union leaders in an effort to bring an end to a teachers strike that has extended into a fifth day. Zimmer has been working for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office as a senior adviser on education policy since September of 2017, a role he took a few months after he lost a re-election bid in May of that year to Nick Melvoin. Garcetti’s office has been mediating the la...
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Top 10 Celebrity Fashion Icons of the 2000s

Follow me down memory lane ... into the fashion world of the 2000s! Photo: Pacific Coast News Get ready to feel some intense nostalgia mixed with some major embarrassment as we look back at 2000s fashion and the most fashionable stars of the 2000s.As you probably remember (if you haven't blocked it out), the 2000s were filled with fun fashion statements like halter tops, shimmery lipgloss, trucker hats, lace-up jeans, bedazzled jean pockets, choker necklaces, gaucho pants, sweats with "JUICY" ...
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Chili Peppers drummer brings his spice, advice to Paramount middle schoolers

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith stopped by Zamboni Middle School on a rainy Thursday morning, Jan. 17, to ignite the Paramount student’s creative side and show them that a future in the arts is a viable and obtainable career path. Chad Smith in action during a recent concert. Photo: AP file As part of the Turnaround Arts program, founded in 2011 by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and former First Lady Michelle Obama, Turnaround Arts: California provides supp...
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‘We’re in Uncharted Waters.’ Schools Brace for Lunch Funding Challenges if Shutdown Continues

"We’ve never gone through anything like this before"
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Clear skies and a surprise performance boost striking teachers’ spirits in Rancho Palos Verdes

Teacher and students walk the picket line in front of Dodson Middle School during day 5 of the UTLA strike against LAUSD in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, January. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Teacher and students walk the picket line in front of Dodson Middle School during day 5 of the UTLA strike against LAUSD in Rancho Palos Verdes on Friday, January. 18, 2019. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds ...
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Edgy Style 101: The 6 Accessories Every Edgy Girl Needs in Her Closet

Make your outfit go from basic to edgy with these extras.Accessories can make or break an outfit. They can instantly turn any old boring look into one that is adventurous and fashionable. Any fashion aesthetic has common accessories that are often paired with general outfits in order to complete the look. These accessories can be worn with a simple t-shirt or with a gorgeous dress. Accessories can also be easily interchanged in order to fit your personal style. Edgy style is no exception to this...
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Why charter schools are the flashpoint for the LA teachers' strike

When teachers from the largest school district in America walked off the job this week, they were not campaigning for wages: rather, they were demanding smaller classes; more librarians, counselors, aides and special-ed teachers; and to rein in the Charter school movement, and that last demand is the key to understanding the whole thing. Charter schools were developed in the wake of the Brown v Board of Ed decision, which found that racially segregated public schools were illegal; charter s...
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Class to Night Out: Velvet Pants

Most of us have worn velvet tops or dresses, but have you styled velvet pants before? L-R: Forever 21, Boohoo, Fashion Nova.Velvet is always a popular fabric for winter, but even so, velvet pants remain one of those tricky items you've probably never styled before. They're worth it, though: Velvet pants are one of the best items to wear in the winter because the thick fabric. Velvet will keep you warm and looking seasonally appropriate all at once.Velvet pants may seem difficult to style at fir...
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University of Virginia announces $120m gift to fund new data science school

One of America’s oldest universities is launching a school for one of the world’s youngest disciplines. The University of Virginia announced today that it has received a $120 million private donation to endow a new School of Data Science. The donation is the largest in the university’s history, and will create the twelfth school at the university. The donation was offered by the Quantitative Foundation, which is based in UVA’s hometown of Charlottesville. Jaffray Woodriff, the founder and CEO of...
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Hear the Sounds of the Actual Instruments for Which Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and Handel Originally Composed Their Music

When we go to a concert of orchestral music today, we hear most every piece played on the same range of instruments — instruments we know and love, to be sure, but instruments designed and operated within quite strict parameters. The pleasing quality of the sounds they produce may make us believe that we're hearing everything just as the composer originally intended, but we usually aren't. To hear what the likes of Mozart, Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn would have had in their head as they...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 5: Teachers head back to picket lines after marathon bargaining session overnight

LOS ANGELES – The union representing thousands of striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District ended a marathon bargaining session early today and scheduled another round for later this morning in an effort to end a 5-day work stoppage — the first against the school district in 30 years. A negotiating session arranged in part by Mayor Eric Garcetti with an assist from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond began at midday Thursday and ended at 12:04 this mornin...
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Get 50% off at Revolve, 30% off at Forever 21 and Benefit Cosmetics, & More This Weekend

Here are the best MLK Day weekend 2019 sales you need to know about. Aeropostale will give you an extra 30% off clearance with code EXTRA30 through 1/23.American Eagle is offering 25% off all AE, Aerie, and Tailgate collections through 1/22 at 3am PST. Plus get 60-70% off clearance items!ASOS is offering an extra 10% off sale items with code ASOSSALEPLZ through 1/21 at 8am GMT.Benefit Cosmetics is offering 30% off orders of $100+, 25% off orders of $75+, and 20% off orders of $50+ using code SA...
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Issaquah School District employees authorize strike, claiming contract wasn’t honored

Two unions argue the district did not provide cost-of-living raises they say were promised to them in their four-year contracts.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Issaquah School District

Hear Mary Oliver (RIP) Read Five of Her Poems: “The Summer Day,” “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night,” “Many Miles” and “Night and the River”

Poets get to have strong opinions about what poetry should be and do, especially poets as well-loved as Mary Oliver, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83. “Poetry, to be understood, must be clear,” she told NPR in an interview, “It mustn’t be fancy…. I always feel that whatever isn’t necessary should not be in the poem.” Oliver’s Zen approach to her art was to cut right to the heart of things, to honor natural, unpretentious expression. “I don’t know exactly what a prayer is,” she ...
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Vintage Geological Maps Get Turned Into 3D Topographical Wonders

What good is an old-fashioned map in the age of apps? One need not be a mountaineer, geoscientist, or civil engineer to get the topographical lay of the land with a speed and accuracy that would have blown Lewis and Clark’s minds’ right through the top of the lynx and otter toppers they took to wearing after their standard issue army lids wore out. There’s still something to be said for the old ways, though. Graphic designer Scott Reinhard has all the latest technological advances at his di...
Tags: Google, Maps, Design, Technology, College, New York City, History, United States, K-12, Jason Kottke, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Clark, U S Geological Survey USGS, U S Geological Survey, Hoosier State

Academic who defined news principles says journalists are too negative

Exclusive: preoccupation with conflict fosters insecurity, populism and trust deficit, says Johan GaltungThe academic who first defined the essence of news journalism has said the media have misconstrued his work and become far too negative, sensational and adversarial.Johan Galtung, a Norwegian professor who wrote a key scientific paper more than 50 years ago that listed a series of factors including conflict and immediacy as the hallmarks of news reporting, said his work was intended as a warn...
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