LAUSD, Long Beach Unified join larger districts in calling for statewide standard to reopen schools

As more school districts plan for students and staff to eventually return to campus following months of distance learning, some of California’s largest K-12 systems are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature to adopt a set of statewide reopening standards and to provide funding to ensure schools have the means to resume in-person classes safely. On Monday, Nov. 2, the superintendents of the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, San Diego, Fresno, Oakland and Sacramento unified school d...
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Is Antitrust Just a Quaint Notion in the Digital Age?

Given the US Department of Justice's new antitrust complaint against Google, is it time to revisit what defines a market monopoly in the internet era? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: Google, College, US Department of Justice, James Heskett, by James Heskett

Anthem Blue Cross donates $100,000 to LAUSD relief program

LOS ANGELES — A $100,000 donation from the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation will help provide meals and other necessities to families in need while Los Angeles Unified schools remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, district officials announced Monday. The donation to Los Angeles Students Most in Need, a charity established by LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, will support the district’s ongoing food-relief efforts that have already provided more than 73 million meals to students and famil...
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Booming edtech M&A activity brings consolidation to a fragmented sector

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force teachers, students and parents to adopt new technologies, edtech’s total addressable market has massively grown in the last several months. The shift has urged venture capitalists to pour money into the sector accordingly, ushering a number of startups into the unicorn club. But maturation doesn’t just mean bigger checks and high-flying unicorns — it also brings exits. Edtech M&A activity is buzzier than usual: In the last week, Course Hero, a startup ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Education, Microsoft, San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Comcast, M&a, Khan Academy, Edtech, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, PowerSchool, Discovery Education

How To Tell Which Med Schools Are Right for You

As a pre-med student, you are in the process of preparing your medical school applications. You know that this is one of the most important decisions of your life, and there are so many excellent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A Quay Brothers Animation Explains Anamorphosis, the Renaissance Illusion That Hides Pictures within Pictures First appearances can be deceiving. Take physicist Emmanuel Maignan’s 1642 fresco in a corridor of Rome’s Trinità dei Monti monastery. Viewed head on, it appears to be a somewhat unconventional landscape in which one of the few remaining branches of a mutilated tree spreads over a city, far in the distance. Streaky clouds suggest heavy weather is brewing. Stroll to the end of the corridor and take another look. You’ll find that the tree has co...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, College, Religion, Disney, Rome, Animation, Hitler, Facebook Twitter, Hans Holbein, Francesco, Marcel Duchamp, Oskar Fischinger, Quay Brothers, Roger Cardinal

Mad for Plaid: 13 Fashion-Forward Plaid Pieces We Love, All Under $40

These stylish, affordable plaid clothing items are going to be a win for both your wardrobe and wallet, with nothing over $40!
Tags: Fall, Shopping, College, Prints, Plaid, Fall Fashion Trends, Shopping Guide, Fall Style, Plaid Print

Is whole-body dissection ethical?

I’ve named the woman lying on the dissection table Betty. She’s 92 and married, with three daughters, twice as many granddaughters, and a retriever named Boots to show for it. Her husband is a woodworker, the last of his generation. He carved Betty’s favorite rocking chair, the one she’d drag onto the porch when the […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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SLOP Mitigates Collision Risk Posed by GPS Navigation Paradox

Aviators live and die by their acronyms, so reading one unfamiliar motivates a frenzy of catch-up research. A short news item about changes ICAO recently made to special procedures for in-flight contingencies in oceanic airspace focused on something know as SLOP. Airliners flying in oceanic airspace such as the North Atlantic follow precise prescribed tracks to maintain separation from other airplanes doing the same thing. When they have a problem that prevents them from maintaining their spot ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Safety, Aviation, Airlines, North America, Air Traffic Control, Faa, Business Aviation, North Atlantic, Fl, ICAO, AIAA, Airline Pilot, Aviation Safety, GPS Navigation

When Louis Armstrong Stopped a Civil War in The Congo (1960) When Louis Armstrong appeared in his hometown of New Orleans for the first time in nine years in 1965, it was, Ben Schwarz writes, “a low point for his critical estimation.” A younger generation saw his refusal to march on the front lines of the civil rights movement, risking life and limb, as a “racial cop-out,” as journalist Andrew Kopkind wrote at the time. Armstrong was seen as “a breezy entertainer with all the gravitas of a Jimmy Durante ...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, College, Ap, History, Moscow, New Orleans, Un, Congo, Npr, State Department, Pepsico, Louis Armstrong, Eisenhower, Martin

Before Creating the Moomins, Tove Jansson Drew Satirical Art Mocking Hitler & Stalin

Much of the world has only recently discovered the Moomins, those lovable hippopotamus-like figures — given, it must be said, to moments of startling brusqueness and complexity — created in the 1940s by Finnish artist Tove Jansson. In forms ranging from dolls and school supplies to neck pillows and cellphone cases, they’ve lately become a full-blown craze in South Korea, where I live. Like any massively successful (and highly merchandisable) characters, the Moomins overshadow the rest of Jansso...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, South Korea, London, College, History, Magazines, Hitler, Seoul, Moomintroll, Walt Disney, Tove Jansson, Stalin, Facebook Twitter, Dulwich Picture Gallery

Systemic change happens within: 4 ways to do your part

With a laser focus on equity — not just in property but in people — Realtors can support a multicultural and multigenerational real estate industry. Here's how.
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