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Reaction mixed on idea that LA County’s elementary schools can reopen within weeks

District officials throughout Los Angeles County offered up a mixture of guarded optimism and skepticism on Thursday, Jan. 28, in response to the idea that elementary schools may start to reopen in a few weeks if COVID-19 cases continue falling at its current pace. Despite remarks by county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer one day earlier that elementary classrooms could begin reopening within a month if everyone does their part to ensure coronavirus transmission rates keep dropping, the qu...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, California Teachers Association, Alhambra, Board of Supervisors


The Life Cycle of a Cup of Coffee: The Journey from Coffee Bean, to Coffee Cup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0VWroX0gZA Do you think you would recognize a coffee plant if you came across one in the wild? Not that it’s likely outside the so-called “coffee belt,” the region of the world most rich in soil, shade, mild temperatures, and copious rainfall. Farmed coffee plants “are pruned short to conserve their energy,” the National Coffee Association notes, but they “can grow to more than 30 feet (9 meters) high. Each tree is covered with green, waxy leaves growing ...
Tags: Google, College, Southeast Asia, Colombia, Food & Drink, Ethiopia, South America, Facebook Twitter, Saharan Africa, Durham NC Follow, Kant Voltaire Kierkegaard Josh Jones, the National Coffee Association


Happenings February 2021

Note: Due to Covid, many spring garden shows and events have been cancelled, postponed, or moved Online. Let's hope the vaccination program will allow us to resume normal activities as soon as possible. SELECTED EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY: Feb 13-April 11, Orchid Daze, Atlanta Botanical Garden Feb 13-April 11, Orchids... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Education, Events, Garden Tours, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Exhibitions / Shows, Garden Events, Garden Shows


UC schools more popular than ever for college hopefuls

Admission to University of California schools has long been a popular goal for high school and community college students, especially its Southern California campuses. That popularity is stronger than ever. UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Riverside all set goals with their applications for the fall 2021 session. Applications to UCLA for the next school year are the most in its history, and they were up 28% from a year ago. It received 139,500 freshman applications, compared to 109,000 last year. UC Irvin...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, Local News, UC, University Of California, Arcadia, Ucla, Southern California, UCI, GPA, LA County, San Fernando Valley, UC Irvine, University of California Los Angeles, UC Riverside


LA County surpasses 16,000 deaths as restaurants prepare for return of outdoor dining

As Los Angeles County restaurant owners were getting ready for a return to outdoor dining on Friday, the pandemic proved it was far from over, as the county surpassed 16,000 fatalities linked to COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 28. Deaths are considered a lagging indicator, among the last statistics to move — after hospitalizations and cases, which have been declining in recent weeks. While officials believe the coronavirus pandemic could be waning, it was still very real for the loved ones of another...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Restaurants, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Gop, Long Beach, Biden, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Department of Public Health


Hautelinks: Harry Potter TV Series, Valentine’s Makeup Ideas, Helpful Skincare Tips, & More

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Taschen Running a Sale on Art Books: Dali, Basquiat, Klimt, Warhol & More

FYI, from now until Sunday, the art book publisher Taschen is running a winter sale, letting you enjoy enjoy up to 75% off hundreds of titles–some of which we’ve featured here before. That includes books on the tarot cards, cookbook & paintings of Salvador Dali, the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the rise of David Bowie, the photographs of Linda McCartney, the illustrated books of Andy Warhol, the paintings of Gustav Klimt, and much more. Enter the sale here. And note that Taschen is a partner of...
Tags: Google, College, Uncategorized, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Facebook Twitter, Jean Michel Basquiat, Gustav Klimt, Taschen, Linda McCartney, Dali Basquiat Klimt Warhol


Taschen Running a Sale on Art Books: Dali, Basquiat, Klimt, Kubrick, Warhol & More

FYI, from now until Sunday, the art book publisher Taschen is running a winter sale, letting you enjoy up to 75% off of hundreds of titles–some of which we’ve featured here before. That includes: books on the tarot cards, cookbook & paintings of Salvador Dali, the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the photographs of Linda McCartney, the complete works of Hieronymus Bosch, the architecture of Zaha Hadid, the archives of Stanley Kubrick, the illustrated books of Andy Warhol, William Blake’s Divine Co...
Tags: Google, Deals, College, David Bowie, Stanley Kubrick, Salvador Dalí, Facebook Twitter, Jean Michel Basquiat, Gustav Klimt, Taschen, Hieronymus Bosch, Linda McCartney, Dali Basquiat Klimt Kubrick Warhol, Andy Warhol William Blake


We Have to Save Books from the Book People

Some online discourses resurface as if on schedule, like an itch that can never be scratched to satisfaction. I’d like to prescribe a salve for one of Twitter’s most obnoxious perennial obsessions: fulminating about the books we were assigned in high school. I’ve been going online to complain about stuff since the…Read more...
Tags: Education, Writing, Articles, Book, Reading, Social Issues, Orthography, Lifehacks, Educational Psychology, Reading Comprehension, Learning To Read, Spells, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture, Classic Book, Alan Lawrence Sitomer


13 investors say lifelong learning is taking edtech mainstream

The venture potential of a startup that caters to individual students — instead of a slow-moving, small-pocketed institution — has a bullish aura that attracts investors. Add in a pandemic that forced many to embrace remote learning overnight, and it makes sense that we have seen companies like Outschool and ClassDojo turn first profits while startups like Quizlet and ApplyBoard reached $1 billion valuations. Last year brought a flurry of record-breaking venture capital to t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Education, US, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Lambda, Edtech, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mckinsey, PitchBook


12 investors say lifelong learning is taking edtech mainstream

The venture potential of a startup that caters to individual students — instead of a slow-moving, small-pocketed institution — has a bullish aura that attracts investors. Add in a pandemic that forced many to embrace remote learning overnight, and it makes sense that we have seen companies like Outschool and ClassDojo turn first profits while startups like Quizlet and ApplyBoard reached $1 billion valuations. Last year brought a flurry of record-breaking venture capital to t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Education, US, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Lambda, Edtech, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Union Square Ventures, Cowboy Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mckinsey, PitchBook


You can take Steven Pinker’s Harvard intro to psych class for free

Harvard University professor Steven Pinker is offering free lectures from his Harvard psych course online.Pinker is a celebrated thinker, author, experimental cognitive psychologist, and linguist.The lectures are being shared via Twitter and you can start on one right now. Steven Pinker, the noted Canadian-American cognitive psychologist and linguist, is offering lectures from his spring Harvard psych course for free online. If you ever wanted to get into psychology, now is your chance, as Pink...
Tags: Psychology, Education, Intelligence, Mit, Brain, Harvard, Harvard University, Innovation, Mind, Steven Pinker, Great Britain, Cognition, Better Angels, Pinker, Human body


You Can Finally Save Articles to 'Read Later' in Chrome

Google is testing a new Read Later feature that lets users save articles and other links they come across and want to, well, read later. Saved links appear in a new “Read Later” section of Chrome’s Bookmarks menu, but aren’t permanently saved like normal bookmarks.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Education, Web Browsers, Software, Chrome Os, Lifehacks, Freeware, Window, Operating Systems, Human Interest, Bookmark, Point and Click, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Technology_internet


UCLA is building a digital archive of mass incarceration with a new $3.6M grant

UCLA researchers have been awarded a $3.65 million grant to collect, contextualize, and digitally preserve a huge archive of materials relating to policing and mass incarceration. It should help historians and anthropologists, but more fundamentally it will thoroughly document a period that many would rather forget. The “Archiving the Age of Mass incarceration” effort is being led by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, director of the university’s Bunche Center for African American Studies and creator of Mil...
Tags: TC, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Tech, Seattle, Lapd, Policing, Ucla, Andrew W Mellon, Ethnic Studies, Kelly Lytle Hernández, Million Dollar Hoods, Bunche Center for African American Studies, Lytle Hernandez


Watch the Pilot of Breaking Bad with a Chemistry Professor: How Sound Was the Science?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89PCYdMRtjQ Even the grittiest, hardest-hitting TV dramas require willing suspension of disbelief to enjoy. This is especially true if you, the viewer, happen to be an expert on such subjects as emergency medicine, police procedures, criminal law, FBI profiling, crime scene investigation, etcetera. Those of us who don’t know anything about these fields may have an easier time of it, provided the writers do their diligence and make the actors sound convinci...
Tags: Google, Television, Youtube, College, Fbi, Chemistry, Bryan Cranston, White, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Walter White, University of Nottingham, Donna Nelson, Durham NC Follow, Martyn Poliakoff, Poliakoff


‘They use old cloths’: Sri Lanka to give schoolgirls free period products

In a country where women often still resort to rags as sanitary towels, campaigners are trying to break down a damaging tabooIn a village school near the beach, Koshala Dilrukshi teaches English to students from Uswetakeiyawa, a Sri Lankan fishing village. On most days, Dilrukshi says, some of the girls in her class will be missing. They go absent when they have their periods.It’s not uncommon throughout Sri Lanka. More than half of the adolescents responding to a Unicef study in 2015 did not wa...
Tags: Education, Women, Society, Poverty, South and Central Asia, Global development, Unicef, Sri Lanka, Menstruation, Koshala Dilrukshi, Uswetakeiyawa, Dilrukshi


PBS American Masters Archive Releases 1,000+ Hours of Uncut, Never-Before-Seen Interviews: Patti Smith, David Bowie, Neil Young & More

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4kUmYoc1rE When we think of American masters, we don’t think of David Bowie, who despite being a master was also the most English rock star ever to live. But an interview with Bowie, never before seen in full, nonetheless appears in the newly opened American Masters archive, having been shot for the long-running PBS series’ 1997 documentary on Lou Reed — if not the most American rock star ever to live, then surely the most New York one. “For me, New Yor...
Tags: Google, New York, Television, College, History, Neil Young, David Bowie, South London, Patti Smith, Smith, Archives, Lou Reed, Dick Cavett, Seoul, Jeff Bridges, Mel Brooks


The Formula for The Coen Brothers/Noah Hawley’s Fargo – Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #79

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_79_1-8-21.mp3 Your hosts Mark Linsemayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt are joined by Tamler from the Very Bad Wizards podcast to consider the plaudits and complaints heaped on this morality-tale-turned-organized-crime-drama that began with the 1006 film and  has continued through a 4-season TV show. We delve into its elaborate style, “tundra western” setting, dry humor (including “Minnesota nice”), spee...
Tags: Google, Television, Podcasts, Minnesota, Film, College, America, Fargo, Noah Hawley, Coen Brothers, Facebook Twitter, Matt Zoller Seitz, Daniel Holloway, David Mello, Hank Steuver, Alicia Lutes


Beverley Bryan: the British Black Panther who inspired a generation of women

After her friend Olive Morris was assaulted by police in 1969, Bryan joined her in the civil rights group. Then she decolonised her classroom – and contributed to a groundbreaking bookIn the mid-60s, Beverley Bryan was a prefect at Lavender Hill secondary modern in south London. One of her responsibilities was to stand at the school gates and scribble down the name of any student who was late. One such girl was Olive Morris, who would become one of the country’s leading anti-racism activists. Br...
Tags: London, Education, Race, Society, World news, Britain, Jamaica, Race in education, Black Lives Matter Movement, Morris, Bryan, Lavender Hill, Olive Morris, Beverley Bryan, Brixton Black Women 's Group, Black Women 's Lives



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