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LAUSD board to consider replacing officers with ‘school climate coaches’

Sworn officers from the Los Angeles Unified school police department could be replaced at secondary school sites by “school climate coaches” who will help mentor students, and the use of pepper spray by officers on campus could end, if the district’s school board accepts the recommendation of a task force convened last year as the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum. Those are just a couple of the items being proposed as part of a larger effort to support Black students, including the ad...
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LAUSD to open its first coronavirus vaccination site this week

The Los Angeles Unified School District will open its first COVID-19 vaccination site this week, with plans to inoculate only district employees ages 65 and over and those working at testing and vaccination sites for the time being. Starting Wednesday, school nurses and licensed healthcare professionals will administer the Moderna vaccine at the Roybal Learning Center in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood, Superintendent Austin Beutner announced during his weekly community update on Monday, Feb. 15. E...
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Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates

Umalusi has approved the release of the 2020 matric results saying that it did not find systemic irregularities that compromised the exam The post Leaked papers may lead to learners losing their matric certificates appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Maths, Leak, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, John Volmink, DBE, Top Six, South Africa (country, Matric Results, Mathanzima Mweli, Class Of 2020, Umalusi, Mafu Rakometsi, Physical Science, Group Copying


Akira Kurosawa Appears in a Rare Television & Tells Dick Cavett about His Love of Old Tokyo & His Samurai Lineage (1981)

There was a time in America when you could sit down in the evening, turn on a television talk show, and hear a conversation with Akira Kurosawa. That time was the early 1980s, and that talk show came hosted, of course, by Dick Cavett, to whom no cultural current — and indeed no culture — was too foreign for broadcast. With pictures like Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, and Throne of Blood, Kurosawa established himself in the 1950s as the most acclaimed Japanese auteur alive, with prominen...
Tags: Google, Japan, Television, Film, College, America, West, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, John Wayne, Dick Cavett, Seoul, George Lucas, Hayao Miyazaki, Hiroshima, Suntory


Community College vs. University : A Personal Educational Discovery

 I Love Community College If the metric for intelligence and success in our society is admission to a prestigious university, then we are failing a large majority of our students. I am currently a junior at Tufts University taking a “study elsewhere” semester at Montgomery County Community College (MC3). And I LOVE IT. During my brief time there, I have learned so much about myself, about the world, and the elitism that runs rampant in the college process. Even though we are in a pandemic and ...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, America, Fema, Homeland Security, Penn, Tufts University, Brown, Tufts, Montgomery County Community College, Community College, BIPOC Black Indigenous People of Color, Community college and Ivy League, Community College vs University, Montgomery Community, Montgomery Community At Tufts


Q&A: Merit America wants to help low-wage workers boost their income

Few would deny that education is the key to landing a job with higher pay. But how do you achieve that without a bachelor’s degree? Merit America, a nonprofit from Washington, D.C., is looking to fix the nation’s “broken” economy. This organization touts its virtual online courses in information technology and software programming as a gateway for those without a bachelor’s degree to land in-demand careers. Merit’s third-party curriculum was developed by partners with Google. Merit has trained 2...
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, Jobs, Education, Washington, US, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Brookings Institution, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University s Graduate School of Business, Top Stories OCR


Covid-19, US News, and the Future of College Rankings

Even though my crystal ball has been destroyed by the pandemic (it was so accurate before…!), a lot of folks have been asking about how colleges will respond to the pandemic. As I pointed out in my most recent post, the one thing that is certain is that college admissions will become more subjective than ever. The other thing that seems certain is that colleges will continue to keep a keen eye on their position in the US News & World Report rankings. The US News rankings for 2020 have just been ...
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‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’

The basic education department has warned schools against this practice, especially in the light of Covid financial devastation The post ‘Don’t turn away children if registration fees aren’t paid – it’s illegal’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19, COVID, Registration Fees, School Calendar Year 2021


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

  Studio City Branch Library holds book club and other cultural meetings online during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Google Earth)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal, change and community enrichment. Los Angeles Police Department Funding Town Hall: NoHo West Neighborhood Council presents the event with area officers discussing funding changes, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Scheduled speakers include: Lt...
Tags: Books, Gardening, Movies, Education, Cancer, James Jones, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, United States, Michelle Obama, Community, Book Club, Local News, Lapd


This Express Sale is Too Good to Miss – and These Are the Key Pieces to Snag

These are the best, most stylish deals on clothing and accessories to score during Express' storewide 40-60% off sale.
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Hear a Prehistoric Conch Shell Musical Instrument Played for the First Time in 18,000 Years

Photo by C. Fritz, Muséum d’Histoire naturelle de Toulouse Brian Eno once defined art as “everything you don’t have to do.” But just because humans can live without art doesn’t mean we should—or that we ever have—unless forced by exigent circumstance. Even when we spent most of our time in the business of survival, we still found time for art and music. Marsoulas Cave, for example, “in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, has long fascinated researchers with its colorful paintings depicting bi...
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The Color That May Have Killed Napoleon: Scheele’s Green

“Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde Looking to repel bed bugs and rats? Decorate your bedroom à la Napoleon’s final home on the damp island of Saint Helena. Those in a position to know suggest that vermin shy away from yellowish-greens such as that favored by the Emperor because they “resemble areas of intense lighting.” We’d like to offer an alternate theory. Could it be that the critters’ ancestors passed down a cellular memory of the perils of arsenic? Napoleon, like th...
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Discover Scheele’s Green, the Arsenic-Laden Color That May Have Contributed to Napoleon’s Death

“Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde Looking to repel bed bugs and rats? Decorate your bedroom à la Napoleon’s final home on the damp island of Saint Helena. Those in a position to know suggest that vermin shy away from yellowish-greens such as that favored by the Emperor because they “resemble areas of intense lighting.” We’d like to offer an alternate theory. Could it be that the critters’ ancestors passed down a cellular memory of the perils of arsenic? Napoleon, like th...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Science, College, France, Russia, New York City, History, Green, Chemistry, New York Times, Denis, TED Talks, Jones, Napoleon


Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department

Learners will be moved to other schools and into mobile classrooms The post Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Maths, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Mathanzima Mweli, Umalusi, Matric Leak, 2020 Academic Calendar, 2021 Academic Calendar, Mobile Classrooms, Physical Science


Watch the Food for Love Benefit Concert: David Byrne, The Chicks & Many More Raise Money for New Mexico Food Banks

Ever since COVID-19 struck, poverty levels have reached a crisis point in New Mexico, so much so that New Mexico food banks have become overloaded with requests, and they can’t keep up with demand. To provide assistance, a star-studded lineup of musicians banded together this weekend to stage the Food for Love Benefit Concert. Featured in the five hour performance were David Byrne (he gives a dance lesson), Jackson Brown, Shawn Colvin, The Chicks, Lyle Lovett, Kurt Vile, and many more. T...
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