P.E. Sucks

There has long been a consensus of sorts among schoolchildren: gym fucking sucks. Unless you are very good at sports or perhaps a young masochist, gym is just another opportunity to feel shitty, when you are a tween and already feel shitty all the time. And now, data agrees! Read more...
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New Research and Ideas, January 29, 2019

Is a Medicare program reducing hospital readmissions? ... Product recalls hamstring company innovation ... Barriers to business-related sustainability. [Author: Dina Gerdeman]
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Former Centinela Valley school board members say they didn’t vet ex-superintendent’s contract

Two former Centinela Valley school board members testified Tuesday that they didn’t spend much time reading the generous contract they approved for ex-Superintendent Jose Fernandez nearly a decade ago, and they didn’t notice a handful of provisions that dramatically boosted his pay. Jose Fernandez the former Centinela Valley Union High School District superintendent in court during the second day of the preliminary hearing in his corruption case in Los Angeles on Tuesday, January. 29, 2019. ...
Tags: Crime, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Suarez, Fernandez, Los Angeles Superior Court, Molina, Irvine, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Griffith Park

4 Things That Have Made My Adult Life Significantly Better

Get on my levellllll I have been thinking a lot about adulting and adulthood in the last couple of weeks since the new year. I wrote last time about how we're better adults than we give ourselves credit for, but I was thinking in the recent weeks about the misconceptions I had about adulthood, or the things I thought I would never do as an adult that I am 100% on board with now. A lot of things that adults did mystified me when I was in my late teens and my early twenties, but now, as a ripe ol...
Tags: Coffee, College, Netflix, Planners, Judy, College Life, Adulthood, Jenna Marbles, Savage X Fenty

How Can Modern Moms Prepare Teens For College?

We are about to delve into a topic that can be a real hot-button issue for parents: sending your kids to college. It can be a sensitive subject for parents dreading having to deal with the silence, the absence, and the empty nest syndrome that arises when a child (who is no longer a child) branches out on his or her own to experience the “real world.” College is the first experience many young people have with adult-level responsibility. How their parents prepare their kids ahead of ti...
Tags: Fashion, Teens, Education, Parenting, College, College Students, Student, Campus, Don, Home Life, College Degree, Back To College, College Course, College Classes, Modern Moms, Best School

'Green Bonds' May Be Our Best Bet for Environmental Damage Control

The popularity of green bonds as a way to finance environmentally friendly projects is on the upswing, say Malcolm Baker and George Serafeim. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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How to Stay Colorful in the Winter: 5 Outfits That Incorporate Cheerful Yellow

Yellow is one of the happiest colors in the world, and it's a great way to liven up your winter wardrobe. Yellow has been a popular fashion color for the past few seasons and a perennial favorite for the warmer months. While the color is seen as cheery, upbeat, and the definition of a hot summer day, yellow can still be a killer winter shade. In fact, adding a pop of sunny yellow to your winter wardrobe might be just what you need to get through the rest of the chilly season. Let's take a look ...
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Thousands of protesters decry potential limits on charter schools as LAUSD board tackles teachers’ pact

As Los Angeles Unified’s school board geared up to vote on the hard-fought agreement that ended the nine-day teachers strike — which includes a resolution calling on Superintendent Austin Beutner to explore a temporary freeze on new charter schools in Los Angeles — students, parents and teachers from dozens of charter schools rallied against the measure outside district headquarters. The rally, which organizers said numbered about 5,000 demonstrators, inspired déjà vu of the United Teachers Los ...
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LAUSD tackles teachers’ agreement, charter resolution today

The Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education is slated to vote today on the agreement hammered out between district officials and its teachers during a bitter nine-day strike. The agreement will call for a complex mix of flexibility and cleverness from the district to secure an influx of new funding from the state and elsewhere to fend off the financial disaster that LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner has been warning of since the day he took office. The district also tackles a ...
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Ever-competitive LAUSD scholars hardly miss a beat, despite frustrating 6-day strike

Like many Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, Amber Willis had a difficult choice to make while the strike drew near. Should she stand up for what she believes in and support a cause — which in the end could help students and teachers alike — but create short-term consequences for those same students in missing days off school? The choice was especially tough for such LAUSD teachers as Willis, who instructs advanced-placement biology at Dr. Richard A. Vladovic Harbor Teacher Preparatio...
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Apple unveils new in-store sessions covering photography, Garage Band, health and more

Apple is launching 58 new Today at Apple sessions to beef up its in-store education offerings for people who want to explore Apple’s products. The sessions, which cover video, photography, accessibility, coding, music, health and more, are free to attend and available at all of Apple’s retail stores across the world. For the unveiling, Apple brought a group of reporters to its Apple Park campus in Cupertino last week. Throughout the day, Apple took us through sample Today at Apple sessions ac...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Gadgets, Education, Tech, Retail, Cupertino, Angela Ahrendts, Ahrendts, Apple SVP, Labs, Apple Park, Karl Heiselman

In-Depth Denim Brand Review: ($$) Revice, Topshop, and Blank NYC

Part two of the three-part series is here. Find the answers to your mid-priced denim prayers here!Searching for the perfect pair of jeans is like searching for a best friend. There are so many variables to take into consideration, with the end goal being a find that will be with you every day, through every situation. Naturally, it can be tricky to find the perfect match. With hundreds of brands to pick from, shopping for jeans can get pretty overwhelming and tedious. So we're going in depth on ...
Tags: Topshop, Shopping, Review, College, Denim, Jamie, Jeans, Blank NYC, High-waisted, AEO PacSun, Revice Topshop, Revice Jeans Review SizingRevice

Arts Transcending Borders Fellow

The ATB Fellow supports the administration of the Arts Transcending Borders program while gaining experience in all aspects of managing a visiting artist program in an academic setting. Arts Transcending Borders Fellow About College of the Holy Cross: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is reno...
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Crayola Colorcycle initiative offers free recycling for markers used in K-12 classrooms

In the blur of school activity, students read, write, calculate and doodle. With that vision in mind, no company has created a bigger connection with the educational world than Crayola, monarch of colored pencils, crayons and markers. With that title comes a wave of concern regarding toxins and waste. After all, Crayola manufactures 465 million plastic markers alone each year, which begs the question of corporate responsibility. Fortunately, Crayola’s ahead of the curve on this one with the int...
Tags: Design, Technology, Education, Children, Canada, United States, Community, Crayola, Recycling, Packaging, Colors, Pencils, Coloring, PTO, Markers, Classrooms

Watch a New Virtual Reality Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Modern Take on a Classic Play

Often compared to The Tempest, Samuel Beckett's Endgame may have as much of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in it, though the author was unwilling to acknowledge the influence to Theodor Adorno. Beckett's central character, the blind, aged Hamm, spends all of his time in a throne haranguing the other three, in a gloomy place, The New York Times’ Brooks Atkinson wrote, “somewhere between life and death.” Hamm might have been the Danish prince grown old and bitter, left with nothing but what Beckett ...
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A Fashion Guide to Super Bowl LIII

Because fashion and football are the perfect pair. Hey girls! How are you all doing? Can you believe that the Super Bowl is less than a week away? I'm SO excited to watch the game and of course for all the events associated with it. Whether you're a huge football fan, are in it for the watch party, or just can't wait to see the halftime show, this Sunday's game is going to be epic! And of course, we're here with our fashion guide to the game, with an outfit and info on each team as well as some...
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Amazon to fund computer science classes in over 130 NYC high schools

Following Amazon’s decision to set up one of its new headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, the company announced this morning a plan to fund computer science classes in over 130 New York City area high schools. Specifically, Amazon will fund both introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) classes across all five NYC boroughs, including over 30 schools in Queens, near its new headquarters. The courses will be supported by the Amazon Future Engineer program, whose stated goal is to bring over...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, New York, Education, NYC, New York City, Tech, Engineering, Queens, Schools, Arlington VA, Advanced Placement AP, Long Island City Queens, Specifically Amazon, Instead Amazon, HQ2

A pain in the Arts

Photo by Steve Wheeler In yesterday's post about the BETT Show, I wrote about how people are the most important element of the massive education trade show. I met up with many old friends and colleagues during the 3 days I was at the show, and especially enjoyed catching up with some I had worked with during my time at Plymouth University. One, James Bettany, is still teaching there, and we spent a good two hours together reminiscing, and exchanging news. James mentioned to me that he i...
Tags: Hollywood, Arts, Learning, Education, Government, Teaching, Schools, Harry Potter, Michael Rosen, eLearning, James, Isaacs, Rosen, Goldsmiths University, Jason Isaacs, Lucius Malfoy

Ursula K. Le Guin’s Daily Routine: The Discipline That Fueled Her Imagination

Image by Gorthian, via Wikimedia Commons "Some of us are Norman Mailer," said Ursula K. LeGuin in a 1976 interview with science-fiction fanzine Luna Monthly, "but others of us are middle-aged Portland housewives." And though Le Guin may have thought of herself as one of the latter, "middle-aged Portland housewife" is hardly the way the rest of us would describe her. Over a nearly 60-year-long career, Le Guin produced an enormous body of literary work, including but not limited to the six books ...
Tags: Google, Writing, College, Portland, Sci Fi, Gustave Flaubert, Ursula K Le Guin, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Ursula Le Guin, Le Guin, Norman Mailer, Flaubert, Michael J Seidlinger, Colin Marshall

The Cleveland Museum of Art Digitizes Its Collection, Putting 30,000 Works Online and Into the Public Domain

The lines of the descent from the plutocratic wealth and autocratic power of the late 19th century to the worst atrocities of the early 20th might seem apparent to some people. So too can we trace from the Gilded Age an institutional system of monuments to art, culture, and higher learning unique to modern times. Whether by virtue of greed, guilt, or noblesse oblige, or some of all of the above, wealthy industrialists sought to show—as Andrew Carnegie wrote in his “Gospel of Wealth”—that...
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