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Coronavirus Careers: Cloud Kitchens Are Now Serving

Cloud kitchens are restaurants built around food delivery rather than sit-down service, and they are increasing in popularity as COVID disrupts the industry, Lena Ye and Geoffrey Jones. [Author: by Lena Ye and Geoffrey Jones]
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HBS COVID-19 Global Policy Tracker

The Global Policy Tracker monitors new developments and changes in government policies throughout this crisis to analyze trends and correlations in countries' responses and economic impact. [Author: by Alberto Cavallo and Tannya Cai]
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Zigazoo launches to be a ‘TikTok’ for kids, surpasses 100,000 uploads and downloads

Like many parents, Zigazoo founder Zak Ringelstein worries about his children’s screen time. His worries only grew when COVID-19 led to school shutdowns and kids came home to a world of remote learning. Now, as lockdowns extend, Ringelstein is learning to embrace screen time as a way to sneak education and entertainment into his kids’ digital diet. Ringelstein, the former founder of UClass (acquired in 2015), launched Zigazoo, which he describes as a “TikTok for kids.” Zigazoo is a free app wher...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Education, Youtube, Tech, New York Times, Michelle Obama, Vox, Edtech, American Federation Of Teachers, Zak Ringelstein, Ringelstein, Tiktok


Who’s Wearing a Face Mask? Women, Democrats and City Dwellers

A Gallup poll found that only a third of Americans said they always wore a mask outside the home. Gender, political party and education level may play roles in the decision.
Tags: Gender, News, Education, Masks, United States, Republican Party, Gallup, Democratic Party, City Dwellers, Race and Ethnicity, Polls and Public Opinion, Gallup Poll, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


When Al Capone Opened a Soup Kitchen During the Great Depression: Another Side of the Legendary Mobster’s Operation

In response to the words "American gangster," one name comes to mind before all others: Al Capone. (Apologies to Ridley Scott.) Though few Americans could now describe the full scope of his empire's criminal activities, many know that he grew that empire bootlegging during Prohibition and that he was eventually brought down on the relatively mild charge of tax evasion. A media spectacle by the standards of the day, the trial that convicted Capone in 1931 was in some sense the natural last act o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, San Francisco, History, Chicago, Yale, Ridley Scott, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Alcatraz, Al Capone, Capone, South State Street, Colin Marshall, Christopher Klein


Nostalgic Fashion: Outfits Inspired by Disney’s Oliver & Company

Believe it or not, the Disney classic Oliver & Company is amazing fashion inspiration.
Tags: College, Inspiration, Disney, Oliver, Summer Outfits, Oliver Company


City of San Fernando announces college scholarships for 10 students in fifth annual program

  Cap of a graduate in 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   The City of San Fernando’s Education Commission has announced the 2020 scholarship recipients in the city’s fifth annual scholarship program. This year the commission is awarding a total of $5,000 in scholarships. Students who live, attend school or whose parents live in the city of San Fernando were eligible to apply for the scholarships. The scholarships were open to graduating h...
Tags: Education, College, Sport, Soccer, High School, Local News, Usc, Scholarships, Los Angeles California, San Fernando, Cesar Chavez, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Mike Garcia, Education Commission, Top Stories LADN


"The Madison School District administration is recommending that whenever staff and teachers must be laid off, qualifications and not seniority will decide who gets let go."

"The proposal suggests layoffs take into account a staffer’s qualifications, such as certifications, scores on a state-mandated teacher evaluation, training and cultural competency, and not the time someone has been working for the School District."The Wisconsin State Journal reports.The red flag is "cultural competency."The article doesn't expand on the term, but I found this Wikipedia article: "Cultural competency training":Cultural competence comprises four components: (a) awareness of one's ...
Tags: School, Education, Law, Wikipedia, United States, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Madison School District administration, School District The Wisconsin State Journal


Gil Scott-Heron Spells Out Why “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”

Consider the influence of television, even in the digital age. Consider the power that networks like Fox and CNN continue to wield over that nebulous thing called public opinion; the continued dominance of NBC and CBS. These giants don’t really inform so much as sell packaged ideological content paid for and approved by corporate sponsors. There's really no need to update poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron’s radical, 1971 classic “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” unless we wanted to...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, Nbc, College, Jay Z, Cnn, Fox, Current Affairs, Cbs, Nina Simone, Woodstock, Lauryn Hill, Facebook Twitter, Brooklyn Rail, Gil Scott Heron


When Afrobeat Legend Fela Kuti Collaborated with Cream Drummer Ginger Baker

At the end of the 60s, superstar drummer and angriest man in rock Ginger Baker was on the verge of collapse. Strung out on heroin, deeply grieving Jimi Hendrix’s death, and alienated from his former Cream and Blind Faith bandmates, he needed a new direction. He found it in Nigeria, where he decamped after driving a Range Rover from Algeria across the Sahara Desert. (A madcap adventure captured in the 1971 documentary Ginger Baker in Africa). Once in Lagos, Baker started jamming with Afro...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, England, London, College, Nigeria, Africa, US, Jimi Hendrix, Algeria, Rolling Stone, Baker, Sahara Desert, Facebook Twitter, Trinity College


The History of the Batmobile: A Free Documentary

In 2012, Roko Belic directed an hour-long documentary on The Batmobile. Originally released on The Dark Knight Rises (2012) blu-ray, the film explores the history and evolution of the Batmobile in comic books, TV and movies. And it features "notable Batman movie directors including Chris Nolan, Joel Schumacher and Tim Burton, as well as actors Christian Bale from The Dark Knight and Adam West from the 1960s Batman series." Warner Bros. Entertainment has made the film available on YouTube...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, Tim Burton, Andy Warhol, Christian Bale, Batman, Facebook Twitter, Adam West, Warner Bros Entertainment, Roko Belic, Chris Nolan Joel Schumacher



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