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As the LAUSD strike dust settles, questions linger about truancy issues

The teachers strike that shook the Los Angeles Unified School District may be over, but some parents said they’re still confused about issues that emerged over student absences during a tumultuous nine days. As the walkout that began on Jan. 14 dragged on into the week, district attendance dwindled. Despite an army of substitute teachers and campuses being open for business, a vast school system with half a million students saw its attendance plummet to, at its lowest point, 84,160, as parents p...
Tags: Facebook, News, Education, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Jones, Barbara Jones, Robak, UTLA, Southern California News Group, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


A 9-day LAUSD teacher strike took a financial toll. Here are some numbers

The teacher strike that rocked LA’s public schools over nine days was definitely a blow to the second largest district in the nation. A bunch of numbers have been bandied about. But here’s a rundown on what we know about the financial blow to the Los Angeles Unified School District, and on a few other things, like whether teachers will take a financial hit for walking out. By Tuesday, the last day of the nine-day strike, an estimated $151.4 million was lost in state funding as a result of the n...
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Diana, Lausd, Board of Education, Carlos, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Educating Millions – Story of Indan EdTech NPTEL

I started with NPTEL in Jan 2015. It was still very early. They were gearing up towards the launching many courses. I was introduced to NPTEL by my manager as the platform that to educate engineering1 students across India by the professors from the best institutes for free. By then they had done at least two rounds and they were trying to launch 10 courses that semester. They wanted engineering help. Till then I had not heard about the NPTEL but then I was kicked to contribute considering the...
Tags: Travel, Google, Technology, Education, India, Online, Creative Commons, Madras, Course-Builder, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden, Free and Open Source, NPTEL, CMI Institute of Epidemiology, NPTEL IITM Team Once, SPOC Felicitation, NPTEL Industry Association and Internships NPTEL


New Research and Ideas, January 22, 2019

Can a large business innovate like a nimble startup? ... Lying on a job application can boost self-competence ... A look at Kodak's comeback. [Author: Dina Gerdeman]
Tags: College, Kodak, Dina Gerdeman


New York Times: Volatile Stock Market Hits Retirees Hardest

A turbulent stock market is already stressful for investors, but that stress can easily increase for older investors that are on the cusp of retirement. This is according to an article in the New York Times, written by personal finance reporter Tara Siegel Bernard with contributions by Dr. Wade Pfau of the Funding Longevity Task Force at the American College of Financial Services. The activity of the market in the early days of retirement investing can have a pronounced impact on the health o...
Tags: Featured, Education, Retirement, Finance, Data, New York Times, Bernard, Wade Pfau, Pfau, Michael Kitces, Funding Longevity Task Force, American College of Financial Services, Tara Siegel Bernard, Columbia Md, Pinnacle Advisory Group


YC-backed Our World in Data wants you to know what’s changing about the planet

News is exhausting. Mexican murders are sky-high. Ebola is ravaging the eastern Congo. China is erasing an entire culture of Islam from its Western hinterlands. That news — negative and intense though it is — can easily occlude the many positive, longer term stories that are fundamental drivers of the world. Africa is reaching new levels of prosperity. Violence around the world is in retreat. Famine is down, a lot. These trends are present, but getting high-quality data around them and correctly...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Media, Education, France, Africa, Tech, Bloomberg, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Non-profit, University of Edinburgh, YCombinator, Yc, Eric Eldon


How to Achieve *THIS* High Fashion Trend on a Budget: Neon

It's bright, it's bold, and it's back.Last week, we looked at some pretty awesome belt bags, the re-imagined version of the fanny pack from the '90s! This week, we will look at another returning fashion trend from years past, neon. Fans of subdued color palettes, avert your eyes -- this one is not for the faint of heart! HIGH FASHION TREND: NEON As usual, I love to use celebrities as the benchmark for the success of a current trend. Celebrity fashion influences like no other! Here, we see Kendal...
Tags: College, Kendall Jenner, Asos, Gucci, Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, Serre, Matthew Adams Dolan, Prabal Gurung Christian Siriano Milly, Neon Lime Knitted Oversized Polo Neck Jumper Polly, Femme Luxe, Beauty Blouse Fuchsia, Aglow Bodycon Midi Dress Neon Coral


Porter Ranch teacher sues UTLA and LAUSD over union dues

Porter Ranch Community School teacher Irene Seager says that United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District are compelling her to pay union dues despite a Supreme Court ruling that makes such payments optional. (Image from the Porter Ranch Community School website) The Los Angeles teachers union and school district are being sued by a Porter Ranch teacher who claims union dues are being deducted from her paychecks in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Irene Seag...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Porter Ranch, U S Supreme Court, The Supreme Court, United Teachers Los Angeles, Porter Ranch Community School, Seager, UTLA, Top Stories LADN


YC-backed Our World in Data wants you to know that the planet is doing okay

News is exhausting. Mexican murders are sky-high. Ebola is ravaging the eastern Congo. China is erasing an entire culture of Islam from its Western hinterlands. That news — negative and intense though it is — can easily occlude the many positive, longer term stories that are fundamental drivers of the world. Africa is reaching new levels of prosperity. Violence around the world is in retreat. Famine is down, a lot. These trends are present, but getting high-quality data around them and correctly...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Media, Education, France, Africa, Tech, Bloomberg, University of Oxford, Oxford University, Non-profit, University of Edinburgh, YCombinator, Yc, Eric Eldon


Why Business Should Support Employees Who Are Caregivers

Shifting demographics are causing an increasing number of people to act as caregivers for family and friends—but employers seem hardly to notice the trend. Joseph Fuller discusses why companies should support them. [Author: by Danielle Kost]
Tags: College, Joseph Fuller, by Danielle Kost, Danielle Kost


Sports: Lessons for Managers

When people look to illustrate a great business idea or accomplishment, a sports metaphor usually isn't far away. Why Harvard Business School researchers look for teaching gold on the playing fields of the world. [Author: by Sean Silverthorne]
Tags: College, Sean Silverthorne, Harvard Business School, by Sean Silverthorne


pi-top’s latest edtech tool doubles down on maker culture

London-based edtech startup, pi-top, has unboxed a new flagship learn-to-code product, demoing the “go anywhere” Pi-powered computer at the Bett Show education fare in London today. Discussing the product with TechCrunch ahead of launch, co-founder and CEO Jesse Lozano talked up the skills the company hopes students in the target 12-to-17 age range will develop and learn to apply by using sensor-based connected tech, powered by its new pi-top 4, to solve real world problems. “When you get a pi-t...
Tags: Apple, Learn To Code, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Europe, Texas, London, Hardware, Education, Raspberry Pi, Electronics, California, China, Stem, Tech


Mountain Monks: A Vivid Short Documentary on the Monks Who Practice an Ancient, Once-Forbidden Religion in Japan

If you need to get some serious thinking done, go to the mountains. That notion holds across a wide range of cultures, but it has a particular force in Japan, where solo hiking, sometimes greatly extended solo hiking, has long been a popular treatment for a wide variety of troubles both personal and professional. But no group has taken it to quite the extreme as have the Yamabushi, ascetic mountain hermits who have practiced Shugend?, a hybridization of versions of esoteric Buddhism, Taoism...
Tags: Google, Japan, Film, College, Religion, Seoul, Schumann, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Yamagata, Fritz Schumann, 21st Century Los Angeles, Yamabushi, Facebook Mountain


How to Style the Trend: Boyfriend Blazers

Of course, blazers are commonly worn in the workplace, but who said they can't be fashionable? Recently, oversized boyfriend-style blazers have been trending everywhere: in magazines, blogs, Youtube videos and on Instagram. Everyone is adding a blazer or two to their wardrobe, myself included. Because of this, I want to share with you how to style this easy fashion trend.The reason I love this trend so much is that it adds a classy finish to any outfit. Whether you are wearing a crop top and je...
Tags: College, Trends, Jackets, Outfit, Blazers, Fashion Trends, Styling, Business Casual, College Fashion, Navy Blue Blazer Lulus Striped Pants Forever


Nutritional Psychiatry: Why Diet May Play an Essential Role in Treating Mental Health Conditions, Including Depression, Anxiety & Beyond

For years neuroscientists have been trying to correct the old assumption that our minds are reducible to our brains. Research into what is known as the gut microbiome, for example, has shown that mood and mental health are intimately linked to the functioning of an ecosystem of microorganisms within the digestive system. As researchers write in the Journal of Neuroscience, “experimental changes to the gut microbiome can affect emotional behavior and related brain systems [and] may play a...
Tags: Health, Google, Japan, College, Stanford, Harvard, Food & Drink, Johns Hopkins, Mediterranean, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Roland Griffiths, Durham NC Follow, Robert Sapolsky, Harvard Health Blog, Selhub


2019 Will See Progress on Personalization’s Last Frontier: Education

Today, technology and data science have combined to create artificial intelligence—data-driven algorithms that seemingly provide us with options for a fully personalized life.Gone are the days of Henry Ford’s “You can have any color so long as it’s black.” There are way more than three major network TV channels. We live in an era of practically unlimited personal choice of products, experiences, and beliefs.On the face of it, we live in the best of times. But could there be a dark side to this? ...
Tags: Startups, Education, Trends, Software, Ford, Wisconsin, Personalization, Edtech, Henry Ford, No Child Left Behind, Foundry, Hewlett Foundation, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon, National Xcon


Choose your own adventure with 13 Google for Education tools

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. Power up a Chromebook and watch as it transports students to the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef or a state-of-the-art science lab. It’s like magic, except the magicians are the teachers who inspire...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, England, London, Education, Chromebook, Great Barrier Reef, Arduino, Lenovo, Chromebooks, Stockholm, Classroom, Scholastic, LMS, Bett


The 1959 Project: A New Photoblog Takes a Day-By-Day Look at 1959, the Great Watershed Year in Jazz

If you’ve hung around Open Culture long enough, you’ve heard said that 1959 was a watershed year for jazz—the year of modal classics Giant Steps and Kind of Blue, “harmolodic” masterpiece The Shape of Jazz to Come, and the forever cool Time Out and Mingus Ah Um. Sixty years later in 2019, these experiments and confident leaps forward continue to mark pivotal moments in modern music—moments documented heavily by the photographers who gave the albums their inimitable look. To celebrate that year ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, America, Jazz, John Coltrane, Jackie, Max, Kelly, Facebook Twitter, Weiner, Josh Jones, Kottke, Rudy Van Gelder, Tim Carmody, Jackie McLean


Supporting Your Child To Improve Their Future Career

It’s easy to forget why your child gets up for school each morning when they are feeling unhappy about it. With their reluctance to spend time in a place like this, you’d think there was something wrong or unpleasant about learning, even if it is preparing your little ones for their future. This leaves a [...] The post Supporting Your Child To Improve Their Future Career appeared first on The Megalomaniac Mommy.
Tags: Education, Parenting, Adoption


Los Angeles Teachers Have Approved a Contract to End Their Six-Day Strike

Teachers will return to the classroom after a strike in the nation's second-largest school district
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Overnight, Onetime


LAUSD teachers struck a deal, with some gaining and others giving up some ground

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


In deal between LAUSD and teachers, some parties gained ground while others gave it up

After sighing a breath of relief Tuesday morning on the picket line outside Taft High School, teachers returned to campus in the afternoon to vote on a tentative agreement reached between UTLA and LA Unified School District like UTLA’s other 30,000 members. The ew contract secures a 6 percent wage increase — 3 percent retroactive to the 2017-18 school year and another 3 percent retroactive to July 1, 2018 — and commits to a gradual decrease in class sizes over the coming three years, hiring of m...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New York Times, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Taft


The 5 Best Books for Achieving Your New Year's Resolutions

Be the change you want to see in 2019. How is it only mid-January? I feel like this is always the looongest month of the year. Since it's right after the holidays (post-holiday syndrome is real) and the coldest time of the year, January is downright depressing, making it a great time to read some inspiring and motivating books.Plus, if you slacked off on your New Year's resolutions after the first week, the end of January is a great time to get back to work on those goals and solidify them into...
Tags: Books, Arianna Huffington, Obama, College, Happiness, Inspiration, Self-help, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Vanessa King, Cookbook, New Year's Resolution, Marie Kondo, Huffington, Kondo, College Life



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