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Coronavirus economy could cost LAUSD $500 million

The coronavirus economy will deliver a $507 million hit for Los Angeles Unified’s coming academic year, officials said on Tuesday, May 19, at the district’s first board meeting since the outbreak forced campuses to shutter. District Chief Financial Officer David Hart offered the grim post-pandemic budget projections for the nation’s second largest school district, which he said was already operating with a structural deficit and facing declining enrollment. According to his projection, L.A. Unif...
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Let Go to Grow: On a Blogger’s Decision to Trade Social Media for a Quieter Life

A reader recently pointed me toward an interesting essay. It was written by a blogger and podcaster named Mika. “I’ve thought about how to start this post FOR MONTHS,” she begins, before building to her reveal: “When I hear my instincts from my heart, I have learned that it serves me well to listen. So one day, when I felt a thud in my heart that said “Let social media go” – I paid attention. And then it came again, and again, and again. “Let it go.” I started to question it and ask why I was f...
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Stereotypes and Politics

Stereotypes exaggerate true differences across groups. This study identifies factors that shape and distort individuals’ beliefs about others’ political and social attitudes. [Author: by Pedro Bordalo, Marco Tabellini, and David Yang]
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Why Privacy Notices Turn Off Shoppers

It seems counterintuitive, but website privacy notices appear to discourage shoppers from buying, according to Leslie John. [Author: by Michael Blanding]
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No Line Left Behind: Assortative Matching Inside the Firm

How do firms pair workers with managers, and which constraints affect the allocation of labor within the firm? [Author: by Achyuta Adhvaryu, Vittorio Bassi, Anant Nyshadham, and Jorge Tamayo]
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Global Behaviors and Perceptions at the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic

An online survey of more than 110,000 people in 175 countries conducted at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic found that most respondents believe that their governments and fellow citizens are not doing enough, which heightens their worries and depression levels. Decisive actions and strong leadership from policymakers change how people perceive their governments and other citizens, and in turn improve their mental health. [Author: by Thiemo Fetzer, Marc Witte, Lucas Hensel, Jon M. Jachimowicz, ...
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How are the residents doing during the pandemic?

When the director of my general surgery program asked for a report on how the pandemic was affecting the residents, I queried my colleagues, promising anonymity to encourage candor. I received a wide variety of responses and reactions. Some are thriving; others are not. Overall, everyone understands that this is a historic crisis that we […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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California Schools Say Budget Cuts Will Delay Reopening

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Six California school districts representing more than 900,000 students say the governor’s proposed budget cuts will delay the reopening of schools. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified, which is the second largest school district in the country with 600,000 students, joined with five other urban districts in a Monday letter to legislators, saying they need more money to safely reopen schools and not less. The other districts are Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, San Die...
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Cambridge University moves all lectures online until summer 2021

Institution first to announce virtual teaching for next academic year Cambridge has become the first university to set out measures for the full 2020-21 academic year, announcing that it will move all “face-to-face lectures” online for the duration. The institution added that it was “likely” social distancing would continue to be required.The university said lectures would continue virtually until summer 2021, while it may be possible for smaller teaching groups to take place in person if it “co...
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Up to 1,500 English primary schools to defy 1 June reopening plan

Coronavirus rebellion by councils forces government to say it will not sanction themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 1,500 primary schools in England are expected to remain closed on 1 June after a rebellion by at least 18 councils forced the government to say it had no plans to sanction them.As the backlash escalated over the government’s policy of lifting the coronavirus lockdown on schools in a fortnight, a number of new local authorities said on Tuesday they ...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Local Government, Yorkshire, Solihull, Coronavirus outbreak, Birmingham Calderdale council


Higher ed isn’t immune to COVID-19, but the crisis will make it stronger

America's higher education system is under great scrutiny as it adapts to a remote-learning world. These criticisms will only make higher ed more innovative. While there are flaws in the system and great challenges ahead, higher education has adapted quickly to allow students to continue learning. John Katzman, CEO of online learning organization Noodle Partners, believes this is cause for optimism not negativity.Universities are pillars of scientific research on the COVID-19 frontlines, they br...
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1930s Phonograph Doubled as an Alarm Clock, Letting People Start Their Day with Their Favorite Record

The Deutsches Uhrensmuseum introduces the French-made Peter Pan clock above as follows: Even as early as 1930, people were trying to find a way to replace the unpleasant sound of the alarm clock. The inventor of this gramophone alarm clock had a brilliant idea. The gramophone works like the standard alarm clock of those days; however, instead of a bell, the gramophone motor switches on when the alarm goes off and your favourite record begins to play to the lively crackling sound of a typical gr...
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Medical education in the COVID-19 pandemic can’t be ignored

Within the current COVID-19 pandemic, health care workers and educators have quickly needed to make adaptations and sacrifices. In order to make room for the conservation of necessary aspects of care, we need to take a conscientious look at our resources. As such, two missions have been embraced nationally by health care systems and university […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Nostalgic Fashion: Outfits Inspired by Disney’s The Rescuers

Outfit inspiration based on one of my favorite underrated Disney films, The Rescuers.
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Haruki Murakami Will Host a Radio Show & Help Listeners “Blow Away Some of the Corona-Related Blues”

Image by Ilana Simon Characters in Haruki Murakami’s books see emotions in colors and hear them in sounds—the sounds, specifically, of The Beatles, Shostakovich, Sarah Vaughan, and thousands more folk, pop, rock, classical, and jazz artists in the novelist’s immense record collection. We must occasionally suspend some disbelief as readers, not only in the fantastic elements in Murakami’s work, but in characters who seem to know almost as much as the author does about music, who are always ready...
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How to Get Over the Obstacles Stopping You from Going Back to School

Going back to school can be a fantastic way to further your career. It enables you to take the next step in your current career or to make a career switch if you're thinking about trying something new.
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Write Only 500 Words Per Day and Publish 50+ Books: Graham Greene’s Writing Method

Image via Wikimedia Commons Nobody can write a book. That is, nobody can write a book at a stroke — unless aided by aggressively mind-invigorating substances, and even then they seldom pull it off. As professional writers know all too well, composing just one passable chapter at a sitting demands a Stakhanovite fortitude (or more commonly, a threateningly close deadline). Books are written less one chapter at a time than one section at a time, less one section at a time than one paragraph at a ...
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MasterClass: Your dad teaches loading the dishwasher

Learn from the world's best. Written and directed by Kathleen Cameron; starring Jim Cameron; original music by Bensound.com.
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