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LAUSD proposes extending school year by 10 days next year, UTLA head says

Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District could end up going to school for up to 10 additional days next year if the district and teachers union agree to extend the academic calendar. “This week, LAUSD presented a new proposal to extend the 2021-2022 school year by 10 days — at full pay,” union President Cecily Myart-Cruz said Friday, Jan. 29, during her weekly update. “Our bargaining team and board of directors will be discussing the proposal, and any such extension would be voted on ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, California Supreme Court, LA County, Austin Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Cecily Myart Cruz, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to decline in LA County

As the number of people being treated in hospitals for coronavirus continued its descent on Friday, Jan. 29, Los Angeles County loosened more restrictions on restaurants and and other businesses. Hospitalizations fell to 5,669, according to the state dashboard — nearly 200 fewer than Thursday’s total and more than 2,000 below than the county’s statistical peak, hit on Jan 3, of 8,098. The number of patients in intensive-care units inched lower, too, from 1,503 on Thursday to 1,498, the first tim...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Restaurants, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Davis, Community, Simon, Los Angeles County, Ralph, LA County


Extra Crunch roundup: Edtech VC survey, 5 founder mistakes, fintech liquidity, more

Edtech is so widespread, we already need more consumer-friendly nomenclature to describe the products, services and tools it encompasses. I know someone who reads stories to their grandchildren on two continents via Zoom each weekend. Is that “edtech?” Similarly, many Netflix subscribers sought out online chess instructors after watching “The Queen’s Gambit,” but I doubt if they all ran searches for “remote learning” first. Edtech needs to reach beyond underfunded public school systems to beco...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Cloud, Europe, New York, Hardware, Enterprise, Media, Education, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Africa, Tech, Netflix, Digital Media


Keep calm and play on: Students chart a new music course during COVID-19

After COVID-19 halted in-person learning last spring, music teachers suddenly needed to connect with students in ways they had never imagined. For local educators, that meant a period of adjustment for navigating different apps and implementing virtual lesson plans. As the pandemic nears the one-year-mark, Los Angeles area instructors have become proficient at working online and keeping students engaged in their music studies from afar. Brendan Jennings, vocal music director at John Burroughs Hi...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Local News, Skype, Facetime, Garageband, Carroll, Santa Monica, PCM, Burbank, Jennings, Stephen Cook, McCabe


Van Nuys Airport offers virtual tour for kids in Zoom school

LOS ANGELES — The Van Nuys Airport has created a free virtual airport tour for children in need of at-home learning adventures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual tour, which was adapted from the airport’s on-site tour, is guided by the airport’s mascot Vinny, who helps children experience the adventure of flight, learn how airplanes fly and explore different aviation careers. “Van Nuys Airport’s virtual tour program is designed to provide educators and parents with engaging resources for ch...
Tags: News, Education, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Vinny, LA County, Van Nuys Airport, Top Stories LADN, Flora Margheritis


How Influencers, Celebrities, and FOMO Can Win Over Vaccine Skeptics

Drawing from product innovation theory, Rohit Deshpandé and colleagues offer three recommendations to speed adoption of COVID-19 vaccines. [Author: by Rohit Deshpandé, Ofer Mintz, and Imran S. Currim]
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Online learning works best when building on structure and certainty

When Alyssa Cotter’s daughter began distance learning for kindergarten last August, it was a slow transition for her to adjust to school on a screen. “She didn’t know what she was missing out on,” said Cotter, a Rancho Cucamonga resident. “At the same time, it was really hard for her to focus and pay attention. We just tried to make the best we could out of the situation.” Cotter’s daughter is online with her classmates a couple of hours each weekday. At the halfway mark of the school year, and ...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, Quinn, Local News, Facetime, Southern California, Cotter, Hawkins, YMCA, LA County, Hoag Hospital, Upland, Collum, RANCHO CUCAMONGA, San Juan Capistrano


Apple's student and education discounts provide big deals on Macs and iPads, including $100 off the newest MacBook Air

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. getty Even when it is not back-to-school time, Apple offers an education discount on some of its products most closely aligned with school work.These include MacBooks, Macs, and iPads.Some of the best discounts currently available include a $100 discount on the MacBook Air, a $400 discount on the iMac Pro, and a $50 discount on the iPad Air.Not sure which MacBook is right for you? See our guide to ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Mac, College, Trends, Features, Tech Deals, Macbook, Back To School, MacBook Air, Ipad Pro, Macbook Pro, Homeschool, PTO, Apple Apple, PTA


Social services resource overload: How using a simple interactive map can help

Stacks of flyers ranging from local free dinners to legal services collecting in a box or filing cabinet are familiar scenes in student-run clinics (SRCs). To anyone who has worked in social services, maintaining organization and keeping up-to-date resources can be a frustrating and common challenge. Across the nation, SRCs generally serve homeless, at-risk, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The First American Cookbook: Sample Recipes from American Cookery (1796)

Image via Wikimedia Commons On the off chance Lin-Manuel Miranda is casting around for source material for his next American history-based blockbuster musical, may we suggest American Cookery by “poor solitary orphan” Amelia Simmons? First published in 1796, at 47 pages (nearly three of them are dedicated to dressing a turtle), it’s a far quicker read than the fateful Ron Chernow Hamilton biography Miranda impulsively selected for a vacation beach read. Slender as it is, there’s no shortage...
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Yale's most popular class ever was adapted into a free online course that teaches you how to be happier

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Reuters / Michelle McLoughlin In 2018, Yale professor Laurie Santos taught a class in response to concerning levels of student depression and anxiety. It became the most popular course in the school's history.To share the class' contents with a wider audience, Santos created a free Coursera course, The Science of Well-Being, that teaches you how to be happy.I enrolled in the class and was surprised...
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Nerdy, a tutoring marketplace startup, is going public via SPAC

A gig economy-powered consumer edtech platform is heading to the New York Stock Exchange. Edtech startup Nerdy, which owns the popular tutoring business Varsity Tutors, is seeking to become a public company through a special purpose acquisition vehicle, otherwise known as a SPAC. Nerdy will merge with TPG Pace Tech Opportunities (NYSE: PACE), a publicly traded SPAC since 2015. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of this year. The deal will value Nerdy at $1.7 billion. Th...
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The Great Gatsby Is Now in the Public Domain and There’s a New Graphic Novel

If you’ve ever dreamed about mounting that “Great Gatsby” musical, or writing that sci-fi adaptation based on Gatsby but they’re all androids, there’s some good news: as of January 1, 2021, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel finally entered the public domain. (Read a public domain copy here.) Creatives can now do what they want with the work: reprint or adapt it any way they like, without having to negotiate the rights. Or you could, just like Minneapolis-based artist K. Woodman-Maynard adapt ...
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Weekend Sales: 40% off Madewell, 60% off Nordstrom, 70% off PLT, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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YInMn Blue, the First Shade of Blue Discovered in 200 Years, Is Now Available for Artists

Photo via Oregon State University “Color is part of a spectrum, so you can’t discover a color,” says Professor Mas Subramanian, a solid-state chemist at Oregon State University. “You can only discover a material that is a particular color”—or, more precisely, a material that reflects light in such a way that we perceive it as a color. Scientific modesty aside, Subramanian actually has been credited with discovering a color—the first inorganic shade of blue in 200 years. Named “YInMn blue” —and ...
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YInMn Blue, the First Shade of Blue Discovered in 200 Years, Now Available for Artists

Photo via Oregon State University “Color is part of a spectrum, so you can’t discover a color,” says Professor Mas Subramanian, a solid-state chemist at Oregon State University. “You can only discover a material that is a particular color”—or, more precisely, a material that reflects light in such a way that we perceive it as a color. Scientific modesty aside, Subramanian actually has been credited with discovering a color—the first inorganic shade of blue in 200 years. Named “YInMn blue” —and ...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, College, US, Chemistry, Smithsonian, Charles Darwin, Npr, Oregon State, Osu, U S Environmental Protection Agency, Facebook Twitter, Oregon State University, Josh Jones, Golden


"Until the San Francisco Unified School District board stripped Dianne Feinstein’s name from one of its public schools, we were unaware of the Senator’s service to the Confederacy."

"While the city’s mayor, she had replaced a vandalized Confederate flag that was part of a historical display outside City Hall. So now it’s goodbye to Dianne Feinstein Elementary School. The Feinstein purge is among the banishments the board took Tuesday night when it voted 6-1 to rename 44 schools. The most absurd target is Abraham Lincoln, who waged the war that ended slavery...."  From "Cancelling Dianne Feinstein In San Francisco, the Senator now ranks with Confederate generals" by The Ed...
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