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Rocklin Teachers Association Files Lawsuit Against District

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — The Rocklin Unified School district is being sued by the Rocklin teachers association. The Rocklin Teachers Professional Association filed a lawsuit saying the district is putting the health and safety of students at risk after reopening for in-person learning six weeks ago. The class-action grievance filed by the RTPA claims the district failed to follow safety protocols that both parties agree upon in early August. In a statement, RTPA president Travis Mougeotte said, “We joi...
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LAUSD races create power struggle on school board

The balance of power on the Los Angeles Unified school board will flip to a majority board that’s sympathetic to education reformers if the latest elections results — which are still only preliminary — hold once final vote tallies are in. In District 3, incumbent Scott Schmerelson has an eight percentage point lead over challenger Marilyn Koziatek while in District 7, political newcomer Tanya Ortiz Franklin has a 16-point lead over her rival, Patricia Castellanos, according to preliminary result...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Lausd, Local News, Trump, Board, Franklin, Castellanos, Scott Schmerelson, Schmerelson


Los Angeles remains in purple, or widespread, coronavirus tier

Los Angeles County remains mired in the most restrictive tier of the state’s coronavirus reopening plan thanks to an uptick in cases, with the county on Wednesday, Nov. 4, reporting the highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections in more than two months. The county reported 1,843 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths Wednesday. The new case number was the highest figure not associated with a testing backlog that the county has reported since late August, according to the county Depa...
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Rocklin Teachers Association Suing District Over Health And Safety Concerns

ROCKLIN (CBS13) — The Rocklin Unified School district is being sued by the Rocklin teachers association. The Rocklin Teachers Professional Association filed a lawsuit saying the district is putting the health and safety of students at risk after reopening for in-person learning six weeks ago. The second class-action grievance filed by the RTPA claims the district failed to follow safety protocols that both parties agree upon in early August. In a statement, RTPA president Travis Mougeotte said, ...
Tags: Crime, News, Education, California, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Rocklin, Cbs, Biden Harris, Rocklin Unified School District, Coronavirus Education, Trap Door Under Home Concealed Calaveras Co, Rocklin Unified School, RTPA, Travis Mougeotte


Schmerelson doubles down on claim that he’s won LAUSD’s District 3 race

Scott Schmerelson, the incumbent in the Los Angeles Unified school board race for District 3, is doubling down on his position that he has won the election, though his opponent has yet to concede. In a statement issued by his campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Schmerelson was already making plans for his second term in office. “We need to make sure that our schools are physically ready to re-open safely with adequate room for social distancing and sufficient supplies of PPE so that when LAUSD school...
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5 common and commonly overlooked mistakes in the medical school interview 

When you’re applying to medical school, it’s remarkable how much four years or more of intense work can come down to one single day. The medical school interview is high stakes: studies have found that interview performance is the most important factor in admissions decisions. While your MCAT score and your GPA can help secure […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Franklin feeling ‘positive’ with double-digit lead in LAUSD’s District 7 race

Tanya Ortiz Franklin, candidate for LAUSD school board (District 7) (Courtesy) Los Angeles Unified school board candidate Tanya Ortiz Franklin said Wednesday, Nov. 4, that she’s hopeful about prevailing in the District 7 race after maintaining a roughly 16 percentage-point lead throughout election night, though the first-time candidate said she wanted to wait until final results are in before celebrating. By early Wednesday, Franklin had captured 58% of the votes compared to 42% for Castellan...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Harbor, Democratic Party, Watts, San Fernando, Franklin, Castellanos, Sheila Kuehl


Staying Productive on Distracted Days

I don’t normally spend much time reading information online, so I definitely noticed this morning the unusual degree to which I was distracted by breaking election news. This points to an interesting question that I’ve seen discussed in some articles in recent days: what’s the best way to keep getting things done on truly distracting days? My answer: don’t. “Productivity” is a slippery term. It’s often used to refer exclusively to the rate at which you produce value for your business or employe...
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LAUSD superintendent thanks voters for ‘overwhelming’ support of Measure RR

The superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District thanked voters Wednesday, Nov. 4, for “overwhelmingly” passing a $7 billion school bond measure to upgrade aging facilities and equip buildings to comply with new COVID-19 safety standards. Measure RR, known as the School Upgrades and Safety Measure, never had less than 70% of voter approval as election results trickled in throughout Tuesday night. Though the results from the county registrar’s office are only preliminary and semi-fin...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Trump, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Herb Wesson, Business Council, Gascon, 2020 Elections, Top Stories LADN


Getting a Background Check? 3 Things to Help You Land the Job

In today’s career world, where negative publicity can cause serious problems for companies, it’s difficult to get excited about hiring someone who might turn out to be a liability. Teachers whose drunken party pictures end up on Facebook, or top level executives whose nasty comment ends up being posted online, can really set an employer (and their reputation) back. Not only that, but there are some jobs, like truck driving, in which your driving record might be applicable. No trucking company ...
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Pandemic parenting during medical school

By all appearances, I was just another sweaty-palmed medical student taking the first neuroanatomy exam of the semester. The stakes are high with every step toward becoming a doctor, but they were even higher for me that day. Failing the test would mean withdrawing for the semester, effectively delaying my education by a year. Such […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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40,000 Early Modern Maps Are Now Freely Available Online (Courtesy of the British Library)

Most of us do not, today, live in desperate need of maps. On the internet we can easily find not only the current maps we need to navigate most any territory on Earth, but also an increasing proportion of all the maps made before as well. You can find the latter in places like the David Rumsey Map Collection, which, as we wrote last year here on Open Culture, now boasts 91,000 historic maps free to download.  It will surely add even more, as humanity seems to have only just begun digitizing its...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Maps, London, Instagram, College, New York City, History, Earth, Britain, University Of Chicago, Flickr, Seoul, British Library, King, Lascaux


How the Iconic Colors of the New York City Subway System Were Invented: See the 1930 Color Chart Created by Architect Squire J. Vickers

There may be no more welcome sight to a New Yorker than their own Pantone-colored circle on an arriving subway train. (Provided it’s also the right train number or letter; is making local stops (or express stops); has not been rerouted due to track work, death or injury, etc.) The psychological effect is not unlike a preschooler spotting her brightly-colored cubby at the end of a long day. Therein lies the comforting lovey—screen time, climate control, maybe a nap in a window seat on the way ho...
Tags: Google, New York, Design, College, Washington, New York City, History, Mta, Manhattan, Massimo Vignelli, Facebook Twitter, Shaw, Vickers, Josh Jones, New York Transit Museum, Paul Shaw


A Digital Library for Bartenders: Vintage Cocktail Books with Recipes Dating Back to 1753

So, um… you look like you could use a drink… or another drink, or five…. I’ve given it up, but I can still mix a mean cocktail. How about a Stomach Julep (Julepum Stomachicum). No white suit or veranda required. It’s a “saffron syrup made with sherry, spirit rectified with mint, and a non-alcoholic mint distillate” among other “fascinating ingredients.” Yes, this is a recipe from a 1753 pharmacology textbook, but in 1753, one’s bartender might just as well also be the local alchemist, pharmacis...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Washington, Chicago, Food & Drink, Libraries, Manhattan, William, Cuba, Facebook Twitter, SCHMIDT, Imperial, Hamburg Germany, Josh Jones, Digital Library


Voters backing $7 billion LAUSD bond measure

A $7 billion school bond measure to upgrade aging facilities and equip buildings to comply with new COVID-19 safety standards appears likely to pass, as early returns show strong support among voters in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Measure RR, known as the School Upgrades and Safety Measure, would extend the current tax rate that homeowners are paying, which is $21.74 for every $100,000 of assessed value on their homes, through 2055. If the measure doesn’t pass, tax rates would decre...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Mendoza, San Fernando, LA County, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas, Business Council, 2020 Elections


Franklin has early advantage over Castellanos in race for LAUSD’s District 7 seat

Los Angeles Unified school board candidate Tanya Ortiz Franklin had a double-digit lead over her rival, Patricia Castellanos, in the District 7 race, as the first set of voting results came in shortly after polls closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Heading into Election Day, multiple indicators had suggested that this could be a tight race. Castellanos and Franklin were separated by less than 3.5% of the votes, or about 2,850 votes, during the primary election. Additionally, the current school board was ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Harbor, Watts, Franklin, LA County, Linda Sanchez, Castellanos, Los Angeles Unified, Sheila Kuehl



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