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SXSW EDU Startup Events in Austin

The 9th Annual SXSW EDU Conference takes place in Austin March 4th — 7th, 2019. SXSW EDU, a conference designed connect and impact the future of education, has startup themed events each day of the SXSW EDU conference. The Expo From 10:00 am — 5:00 pm on March 4th — 6th, the Expo at the Austin Convention Center features the Startup Village, which puts a spotlight on startups in the education industry. The expo is free to students on March 6th. Monday, March 4th The Startup Spotlight is a networ...
Tags: Startups, Education, Austin, Literacy, Berkeley, Edtech, Sxsw, Austin Convention Center, LeVar Burton, Austin Startups, Sxswedu, SXSW EDU, SXSW EDU Startup Events, EdTech Startups


A big LAUSD special election is on Tuesday. But Latino turnout will likely be small

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Next week’s special election for the vacant school board seat is expected to draw “minuscule” voter turnout, and experts predict Latino participation will be even lower, particularly in the board district’s poorer southeast section, where Latinos make up almost the entire enrollment and where the most struggling schools are located. But despite the urgency of improving educational outcomes for students living in the southeast communities, most likely...
Tags: News, Education, California, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Honduras, Voters, City Council, Local News, Berkeley, Eric Garcetti, Paul Goodwin


Private firm defends school factsheet on Momo hoax

Charities say parental guidance about scary-doll challenges may have worsened issueA private company that provides schools with internet safety material has insisted it behaved responsibility by issuing factsheets on the Momo challenge hoax, despite concerns it may have exacerbated the panic surrounding the issue.National Online Safety produced a factsheet entitled “What parents need to know about Momo”, which many UK schools sent home with children. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Child protection, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Internet Safety, Momo


Jim Morrison Declares That “Fat is Beautiful” …. And Means It

There’s a bit of cognitive dissonance in a young rock god giving voice to the fat pride movement some four decades after his death. Years before social media amplified celebrity weight gain coverage to the realm of national news, The Doors’ lead singer, Lizard King Jim Morrison, was the subject of intense bodily scrutiny. The musician’s drug of choice—alcohol—swiftly added some extra cushioning to the sexy, shirtless young lion image photographer Joel Brodsky managed to capture in 1967. ...
Tags: Health, Google, Music, College, Life, New York City, Food & Drink, Animation, Paris, Village Voice, Smith, Morrison, Facebook Twitter, Greenwich Village, Jim Morrison, Patrick Smith


It’s not too late to get college financial aid — but many Washington students don’t bother

About 11,000 Washington high-school graduates didn't fill out the paperwork that would have unlocked financial aid to go to college tuition-free in 2017, a new study shows.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


My first patient taught me a humbling lesson

“How do you say cultural competence in Korean?” “I am always treated with respect in America. So why don’t they care about me here?” My first patient at my community clinic rotation struggled to speak English. But she came prepared, her words memorized, printed from Google Translate. “All I want is help.” She had immigrated […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Google, Education, America, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


40,000-Year-Old Symbols Found in Caves Worldwide May Be the Earliest Written Language

We may take it for granted that the earliest writing systems developed with the Sumerians around 3400 B.C.E. The archaeological evidence so far supports the theory. But it may also be possible that the earliest writing systems predate 5000-year-old cuneiform tablets by several thousand years. And what’s more, it may be possible, suggests paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger, that those prehistoric forms of writing, which include the earliest known hashtag marks, consisted of symbo...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, Africa, History, Portugal, TED Talks, George, Facebook Twitter, Jacobs, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Genevieve von Petzinger, Frank Jacobs, Petzinger, Von Petzinger


"In 2016-17, women accounted for more than two-thirds of American students studying abroad, a proportion that has remained constant for more than a decade."

"Colleges have long blamed the gender disparity on the simple fact that women outnumber men on campuses and tend to major in disciplines that historically have accounted for a large share of overseas programs, such as the humanities, social sciences, and foreign languages. Meanwhile, fields dominated by men, mostly STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, have a reputation for being less hospitable to overseas study because of demanding degree requirements....  [M]en...
Tags: Travel, Education, Law, Atlantic, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference


Baked cod, miso and bok choy: unpacking Japan's healthy school lunches

Japan’s state-run kyushoku system combines flavour with fresh ingredients and high nutritional value at low costThe list of dishes reads like a health-conscious menu at an upmarket cafe: mackerel cooked in miso, a light salad of daikon radish and sour plum, thinly sliced pickled vegetables and a selection of fresh fruit. But the “restaurant” is actually a classroom at Konan primary school in central Japan, where the pupils need only the gentlest encouragement to eat their greens.When the Guardia...
Tags: Food, Japan, Nutrition, Education, Children, World news, Asia Pacific, Pacific, Konan, Fukuroi


Baked cod, miso and bok choy: unpacking the world's healthiest school lunches

Japan’s state-run kyushoku system combines flavour with fresh ingredients and high nutritional value at low costThe list of dishes reads like a health-conscious menu at an upmarket cafe: mackerel cooked in miso, a light salad of daikon radish and sour plum, thinly sliced pickled vegetables and a selection of fresh fruit. But the “restaurant” is actually a classroom at Konan primary school in central Japan, where the pupils need only the gentlest encouragement to eat their greens.When the Guardia...
Tags: Food, Japan, Nutrition, Education, Children, World news, Asia Pacific, Pacific, Konan, Fukuroi


Youth climate strikers: 'We are going to change the fate of humanity'

Exclusive: Students issue an open letter ahead of global day of action on 15 March, when young people are expected to strike across 50 nations • Read the climate strikers’ letterThe students striking from schools around the world to demand action on climate change have issued an uncompromising open letter stating: “We are going to change the fate of humanity, whether you like it or not.”The letter, published by the Guardian, says: “United we will rise on 15 March and many times after until we se...
Tags: Politics, Activism, Protest, Education, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Industrial Action


Digital Minimalism for Parents

One of the more interesting things about being on the road promoting Digital Minimalism is encountering readers and learning how they’re making use of these ideas. One such group that’s particularly interesting to me is digital minimalist parents. I’m a parent, but the oldest of my three boys is only six, so I haven’t yet directly grappled with the serious issues surrounding kids in an age of smartphones, making me eager to hear from those who are waging this battle now. As I’ve talke...
Tags: New York, College, Uncategorized, Sherry Turkle, Laura, Adam


The Elaborate Pictogram Ernest Hemingway Received in the Hospital During WWI: Can You Decode Its Meaning?

Everyone who knows the work of Ernest Hemingway knows A Farewell to Arms, and everyone who knows A Farewell to Arms knows that Hemingway drew on his experience as a Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. Just a few months after shipping out, the eighteen-year-old writer-to-be — filled, he later said, with "a great illusion of immortality" — got caught by mortar fire while taking chocolate and cigarettes from the canteen to the front line. Recovering from his wounds in a Milanes...
Tags: Google, College, History, Green, Rebecca, Italy, Literature, Red Cross, Bill, Seoul, Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway, Facebook Twitter, Jenks, Colin Marshall, Faulkner Read Faulkner



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