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Persian book festival coming to Irvine

When Bahareh Hedayat wanted to find immersion classes in Persian language and culture for her young children, she couldn’t find any close to home. So the Irvine resident created her own language immersion and cultural center. The non-profit, Bahar Kids, now is gearing to host its second annual Persian Children’s Book Festival on Feb. 24. Children reading “I spy with my little eyes” — in Persian — during a language immersion class at Bahar Kids in Irvine. (Courtesy of Bahar Kids) Persian au...
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Forbes Offers Reasons to Avoid Reverse Mortgages

There are at least four major reasons that potential borrowers should avoid taking a reverse mortgage, according to economics professor Teresa Ghilarducci of The New School based in New York, N.Y. in a new column at Forbes. While admitting that reverse mortgages may work for some, she says that is not true of everyone. However, at least one reverse mortgage expert finds flaws in the reasoning behind some of the stated points. The first of her stated reasons to avoid reverse mortgages revolves...
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The Business of Saving the Planet

Putting their operations in harmony with the environment might be the single largest challenge faced by organizations today. Here is the latest research around building sustainability into business processes and management practices. [Author: by Sean Silverthorne]
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Gender Stereotypes in Deliberation and Team Decisions

Professional success requires the ability to contribute ideas, and receive credit for them. This paper explores gender differences in how men and women communicate and reward each other in team decision-making problems. We find that women are recognized less often for their contributions in male-typed domains. [Author: by Katherine B. Coffman, Clio Bryant Flikkema, and Olga Shurchkov]
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The L.A. teacher strike may be over, but observers warn there’s no ‘clear path forward’ for how LAUSD can afford its new contract

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report The L.A. Unified school board has approved a contract with its teachers union that officials admit they can’t fully afford, calling the deal’s sustainability into question as the district receives repeated warnings from the county that it’s in severe financial straits. To shoulder about $840 million in added costs through 2021, district officials say they’re largely relying on more state funding and a 2020 California tax referendum — neither of which are guaran...
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As snow complicates school bus routes, Seattle schools chief vows to ‘take action’ on transportation

The weather complicated an already rough situation. Even in fair weather, Seattle Public Schools officials have been struggling to remedy the district's transportation problems. 
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March of the robots

Photo by Steve Wheeler Anyone who has ever attended the BETT Show will tell you it is vast, chaotic and very commercial. The latter is inevitable, because BETT is a free-entry event, and someone has to pay to make sure the four day education show happens. BETT was bigger than ever this year, with more vendors and more visitors, overspilling into an additional space across the corridor from the usual trade show venue.As I wandered around the show this year, skilfully sidestepping the min...
Tags: Programming, Technology, Learning, Education, Teachers, Robots, Schools, eLearning, Classroom, Bett, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, BETT2019, VEX Robotics, Seymour Papert Mitch Resnick


Dieter Rams Lists the 10 Timeless Principles of Good Design–Backed by Music by Brian Eno

Nearly all of us have heard the dictum "Less, but better," and nearly all of us have used Braun products. But how many of us know that both of those owe their considerable popularity to the same man? After studying architecture, interior decoration, and carpentry, the German industrial designer Dieter Rams spent 40 years at Braun, most of them as the company's chief design officer. There he created such hits as the 606 universal shelving system, the SK61 record player, and the ET66 calculat...
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Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
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Historic Manuscript Filled with Beautiful Illustrations of Cuban Flowers & Plants Is Now Online (1826 )

The internet has become an essential back up system for thousands of pieces of historical art, science, and literature, and also for a specialized kind of text incorporating them all in degrees: the illustrated natural science book, from the golden ages of book illustration and philosophical naturalism in Europe and the Americas. We’ve seen some fine digital reproductions of the illustrated Nomenclature of Colors by Abraham Gottlob Werner, for example—a book that accompanied Darwin on his Beagl...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Science, College, Cuba, Cornell, Darwin, Mary, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, Josh Jones, Euclid, Mary Shelley, Goethe



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