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LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for May runoff

Political veteran Jackie Goldberg appeared to be headed for a May 14 runoff for a seat that could significantly alter the political balance of the Los Angeles Unified School District school board, after residents of the city’s northeast stretches took to the polls Tuesday. With mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, Goldberg was comfortably in the lead with 48.26 percent of the vote, with all precincts reported, according to the L.A. County Registrar’s Office late Tuesday. Because sh...
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LAUSD Election 2019: Goldberg, Repenning take early lead in race for northeast LA school board seat

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District’s  took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg with an early lead, with 46.89 percent of the vote and Heather Repenning with 13.45 percent with 10 out of 122 precincts reported. Goldberg, 73, is a veteran elected official who sat on the school board from 1983 to 1991 before servi...
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2 Mercer Island students photographed giving Nazi salute

Although the incident occurred off campus, the school investigated because the photos were shared on social media with other students, officials wrote in a Tuesday letter to parents. The photo was shared on platforms including Snapchat and Instagram.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Northwest, Eastside, Mercer Island


2 Mercer High students photographed giving Nazi salute

Two Mercer Island High School students were photographed giving the Nazi salute in images the school district says have eroded students’ sense of safety and belonging. Although the incident occurred off campus, the school investigated because the photos were shared on social media with other students, Superintendent Donna Colosky and Mercer Island High School Principal […]
Tags: News, Education, Nazi, Local News, Northwest, Eastside, Mercer Island High School, Mercer High, Donna Colosky, Mercer Island High School Principal


Superyachts and private schools: Britain's dirty money problem

Russian money – some legitimate, some the proceeds of fraud – was channeled through a Lithuanian bank into the UK, according to a major leak of banking documents. The Guardian’s Juliette Garside has been investigating for months and describes how Prince Charles and some of England’s most exclusive schools have benefited. Plus: Ben Beaumont-Thomas on the legacy of the Prodigy’s Keith FlintThe leak of more than 1m bank transactions has shown how an estimated $4.6bn (£3.5bn) was sent to Europe and ...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, England, Education, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, Banking, Britain, The Guardian, Prince Charles, Armenia, Guardian, Charles


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for a May runoff

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg in the lead with 45.84 percent of the vote, followed neck-and-neck by Graciela “Grace” Ortiz with 14.53 percent and Heather Repenning with 13.10 percent, respectively, with 66 out of 122 precincts reporting after 10 p.m. Goldberg, 73, i...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Ortiz, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


The Remaining Work to Connect Financial Advisors and Reverse Mortgages

The distance between reverse mortgage originators and financial advisors is often a long one, with many advisors generally having unfavorable perspectives on reverse mortgage products in terms of their viability as a specialized tool for their clients. While recent indications have demonstrated that this is starting to change, that kind of evolution is not yet close to being finished. However, that does not mean that the road between originators and advisors is without strategies to shorten i...
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The Impacts of Increasing Search Frictions on Online Shopping Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment

This paper challenges the logic that making it easier for consumers to search across a wide assortment of products is the best strategy for online retailers. [Author: by Donald Ngwe, Kris J. Ferreira, and Thales Teixeira]
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The Revision Bias

Nine studies document the revision bias: the tendency to prefer things that were revised, regardless of whether the revised versions are objectively better than their predecessors. [Author: by Ximena Garcia-Rada, Leslie John, Ed O’Brien, and Michael I. Norton]
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Strict ID Laws Don’t Stop Voters: Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008–2016

Evidence on the consequences of strict ID laws adopted between 2008 and 2016 shows no significant negative effect on registration or turnout overall or for any subgroup defined by age, gender, race, or party affiliation. ID requirements had no significant effect on actual or perceived fraud, either. [Author: by Enrico Cantoni and Vincent Pons]
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Higher education: cannabis as a college course

For years, college students have unofficially majored in weed. Now universities are beginning to offer cannabis studies programs because, y'know, marijuana is where the money is these days. From the Associated Press: "We're providing a fast track to get into the industry," said Brandon Canfield, a chemistry professor at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Two years ago, he proposed a new major in medicinal plant chemistry after attending a conference where cannabis industry represent...
Tags: Post, New York, News, Education, College, Marijuana, Cannabis, North Dakota, Agriculture, Universities, Michigan, Associated Press, John, Bong Bong, Bongbong, Marquette


"Going to another country is giving up control. And women are more comfortable than men at not being in control."

My son John quotes the orientation leader of his study-abroad program. He's reading that Atlantic article — "Why Are So Few Male Students Studying Abroad?" — that we were talking about a few days ago here. The quote in the post title pushes me to think of what Instapundit wrote when he linked to my post: "My hypothesis... People do study abroad in hopes of meeting new sexual partners. Men, heavily outnumbered on campus by women, don’t have to go abroad for that. Women, with a shortage of men on ...
Tags: Travel, Education, Law, Sex, Relationships, Atlantic, John, Instapundit, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference


A Visualization of the United States’ Exploding Population Growth Over 200 Years (1790 – 2010)

The U.S. is barely even an adolescent compared to many other countries around the world. Yet it ranks third, behind China and India, in population. How did the country go, in a little over 200 years, from 6.1 people per square mile in 1800 to 93 per square mile today? We’ve previously featured maps of how the real estate came on the market. And we’ve brought you a map that tells the locations and stories of the peoples who used to live there. The map above takes a different approach, showing...
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Funny video of high school student calling his teachers by their first names

When I was in high school, it always felt very uncomfortable speaking a teacher's first name aloud, almost like they couldn't really have a first name beyond Ms., Mr., or Mrs. (In fact, it was an odd transition to university when many of my professors preferred to be called by their first names.) In the fun video above, Adam Lamberti walks through his high school greeting teachers by their first names. Some of them couldn't care less. Others are clearly discombobulated by the experience.
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2,000 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in March: Enroll Today

FYI. 2,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway in March, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of March MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that piqued our interest. The trailer above comes from the University of Edinburgh's Introduction to Philosophy. How Music Can Change Your Life - University of Melbourne - March 4 Scandinavian Film and Televisi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, College, MOOCs, Facebook Twitter, Philosophy University of Edinburgh, Plato His Predecessors University of Pennsylvania, Moral Foundations of Politics Yale University, Beer Wageningen University, Life University of Melbourne, University of Edinburgh s Introduction, Introduction to Machine Learning Duke University, Mindfulness for Wellbeing, Design Thinking University of Virginia, Conscious Capitalism Babson College


"I'm way past 50, and was dissatisfied with my tiny circle of 'friends.' They were angry, miserable people, who..."

"... due to our vicious political climate, couldn't have a discussion about anything else. It was exhausting to be with them. The answer? I went back to school. I'm now in my second semester at a four year college, working towards a BA in American Studies.... Thankfully, the students have accepted me as one of their own, and I have new friends and activities to keep me motivated. I also bought into the 'meal plan,' so I hardly even have to cook anymore. I show up, swipe my card, and have a great...
Tags: Education, Law, Relationships, Aging, America, Introverts, WaPo, Confucius, Ann Althouse, Carolyn Hax


Salesforce releases myTrailhead, a customizable training platform

Salesforce has been using the notion of trailblazers as a learning metaphor for several years, since it created a platform to teach customers Salesforce skills called Trailhead. Today, the company announced the availability of myTrailhead, a similar platform that enables company to create branded, fully-customizable training materials based on the Trailhead approach. It’s worth noting that the company originally announced this idea at Dreamforce in November, 2017, and after testing it on 1...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Education, Training, Tech, Salesforce, Online Learning, Dreamforce, Trailhead, myTrailhead


LAUSD Election 2019: Here’s what you need to know about today’s special election — and why it matters

Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Tuesday is the special election to fill the school board seat in L.A. Unified’s Board District 5. The person elected will become part of the seven-member school board that decides on policies, budget and approval of charter schools in L.A. Unified, which is the largest school district in California and second-largest in the nation. The District 5 board member represents students enrolled in schools located in parts of the southeast of Los Angeles — incl...
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Respect the duty to care for all patients equitably

In my first year of medical school, I attended a lecture on health disparities that focused on the difference in patient outcomes based on race and socioeconomic status. The lecture cited multiple peer-reviewed studies that extensively demonstrated these disparities and how health care professionals, not solely social determinants of health, contribute to them. The lecture […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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97-Year-Old Philosopher Ponders the Meaning of Life: “What Is the Point of It All?”

If you’ve sat by the bedside of a dying friend or relative, or recovered from a terminal illness yourself, you may know too well: the concerns of yesterday—career anxieties, political high stakes, personal grudges—can slip away into the rear view, becoming smaller and more meaningless as hours pass into final days. What takes their place? Maybe a savoring of the moment, maybe regrets over moments not savored, maybe a growing acknowledgment that gratitude matters more than being right. Maybe...
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60 Free-to-Stream Movies for Women’s History Month: Classic Agnès Varda, a Portrait of Susan Sontag, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, and More

March is Women's History Month, and every month is a good one for watching movies. Well aware of both those facts, the people behind free-to-user online streaming service Kanopy have made a range of 60 woman-centric and mostly woman-made films available this month. Some of the women involved include Nouvelle Vague auteur Agnès Varda, director of Cléo from 5 to 7 and The Beaches of Agnès; Susan Sontag, the prolific writer and subject of Regarding Susan Sontag; and Greta Gerwig, who went f...
Tags: Google, Facebook, England, Film, College, China, Berlin, America, Paris, Cameron, Tanzania, Greta Gerwig, Tehran, Seoul, Nouvelle Vague, Mavis Staples



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