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YC-backed Blabla raises $1.5M to teach English through short videos

Short, snappy, entertaining videos have become an increasingly common way for young people to receive information. Why not learn English through TikTok-like videos too? That was what prompted Angelo Huang to launch Blabla. Originally from Taiwan, Huang relocated to Shanghai in 2019 to start Blabla after working in Silicon Valley for over a decade. A year later, Blabla was chosen as part of Y Combinator’s 2020 summer cohort. The coronavirus had begun to spread in the U.S. at the time, keeping mil...
Tags: TC, Y Combinator, Asia, Education, China, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, Taiwan, Shanghai, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Telefonica, Latin America, Yc, Huang


Community groups join LAUSD-led campaign to speak out about Newsom’s school reopening proposal

More than a half-dozen educational and community organizations have joined in a campaign led by the Los Angeles Unified School District to apply pressure on the state to adopt a school reopening plan that would, in their opinion, better address the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students. Representatives from 28 organizations, including Partnership for LA Schools, Educators for Excellence-Los Angeles and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, sent a joint letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Santa Ana, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Sam s Club, Austin Beutner, LA City Council, Newsom, State Budget


Why attorneys for Southern California schools blame victims for their own sexual abuse, bullying

When lawyers representing Moreno Valley Unified School District argued that 13-year-old Diego Stolz and his family were partly to blame for his death at the hands of two bullies, it wasn’t the first time such an argument was used — and likely won’t be the last. “I think it’s a disgusting strategy,” said lawyer Morgan Stewart, whose Irvine firm has sued districts whose defense attorneys have responded by blaming his clients for their alleged abuse. “It bothers me at a core level.” Lewis Brisbois ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Lausd, Smith, Southern California, Moreno Valley, Huntington Beach, Stewart, Kelly, Torrance, Carlos


How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist: What the Experts Recommend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpInOs1Fyno Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review


A 16th-Century Astronomy Book Featured “Analog Computers” to Calculate the Shape of the Moon, the Position of the Sun, and More

Pop-up book enthusiasts like Ellen Rubin will know what volvelles are; you and I may not, but if you’ve ever moved a paper wheel or slider on a page, you’ve used one. The volvelle first emerged in the medieval era, not as an amusement to liven up children’s books but as a kind of “analog computer” embedded in serious scientific works. “The volvelles make the practical nature of cosmography clear,” writes Katie Taylor at Cambridge’s Whipple Library, which holds a copy of Cosmographia. “Read...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, Astronomy, College, History, Cambridge, Seoul, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Johannes Kepler, Katie Taylor, Colin Marshall, Ellen Rubin, 21st Century Los Angeles, Whipple Library


9 Best Comfortable Winter Shoes for Trekking Across Campus in Style

Stay comfortable while looking amazing in our favorite comfy winter shoes.
Tags: Boots, Winter, Shopping, College, Shoes, Winter Boots, Trekking Across Campus


How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist (and Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories in the First Place): What the Experts Recommend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpInOs1Fyno Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review


'China-watching' is a lucrative business. But whose language do the experts speak? | Yangyang Cheng

The question of whether one needs to be able to speak Chinese to understand China has never been so fraughtI remember the muted pain in my classmate’s voice when he raised his hand to speak. He wanted to know why, as a Chinese person studying science in China, he was required to take English and pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. “Leave English to the English majors,” he said.The teacher explained that English is the global language of science: the best journals are published in Englis...
Tags: Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Yangyang Cheng


If you want to truly understand China, do you need to be able to speak Chinese? | Yangyang Cheng

As a student, I learned English was the language of opportunity – a belief that keeps most Chinese invisible to the global eliteI remember the muted pain in my classmate’s voice when he raised his hand to speak. He wanted to know why, as a Chinese person studying science in China, he was required to take English and pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. “Leave English to the English majors,” he said.The teacher explained that English is the global language of science: the best journals ar...
Tags: Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Yangyang Cheng


Social Psychologist Erich Fromm Diagnoses Why People Wear a Mask of Happiness in Modern Society (1977)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nCzsqKrkhE Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine. —Erich Fromm There are more think pieces published every day than any one person can read about our current moment of social disintegration. But we seem to have lost touch with the insights of social psychology, a field that dominated popular intellectual discourse in the post-war 20t...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Current Affairs, Philosophy, Un, Albert Camus, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Erich Fromm, Camus, Durham NC Follow, Maria Popova, Jacobin, Fromm, Frankfurt School


Amazon makes education push in India with JEE preparation app

Amazon on Wednesday launched Amazon Academy, a service that will aim to help students in India prepare for entry into the nation’s prestigious engineering college. The American firm is the latest entrant to this market where scores of startups and institutes have launched digital offerings in recent years. The e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $6.5 billion in the world’s second largest internet market, said Amazon Academy offers curated learning material, live lectures, mock tests, ...
Tags: Amazon, Google Play Store, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Tech, Amazon India, Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon Academy, Amol Gurwara


How 'Small C' Change Can Beat Large-Scale Rebuilding

Many business leaders are convinced that large-scale change is necessary to bounce back from difficult times. But a professional soccer team's surprise success shows that smaller measures can work better, write Boris Groysberg and colleagues. [Author: by Boris Groysberg, Sascha L. Schmidt, and Sebastian Flegr]
Tags: College, Boris Groysberg, by Boris Groysberg, Sascha L. Schmidt, and Sebastian Flegr, Boris Groysberg Sascha L Schmidt, Sebastian Flegr



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