Memes, Mars and memories: Congressman hosts Southern California students for Perseverance watch party

As NASA’s Perseverance rover made its final approach into the Martian atmosphere on Thursday, Feb. 18, there were just two authorized watch parties in the entire country. One was at the White House. The other was hosted by Rep. Adam Schiff, who invited hundreds of students to join him and a NASA scientist to watch the livestream from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge “It’s just us and the White House,” Schiff said. “How cool is that?” Representative Adam B. Schiff (Photo...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Education, Government, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Community, Mars, Local News, Aerospace, Southern California

Natomas Unified to Soft Reopen Next Week, Other Districts Still In Planning Mode

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Tags: News, Education, Local, Seen On, Sacramento County, Evans, Chris Evans, Distance Learning, David Fisher, Natomas, Sacramento City, Elk Grove Unified School District, Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento City Unified, Coronavirus, Natomas Unified School District

‘Definitely A Lack Of Motivation’: Folsom High Students Rally For Return To Classrooms

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Tags: News, Education, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Cbs, Watson, Nevada County, Folsom, Folsom High School, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Learning Curve, Folsom News, Angela Griffin, Watson Senior Cy Watson

Forbes: Why Reverse Mortgages Can Help Against Property Value Risk

For someone looking for a hedge against property value risk, a senior may not need to look any further than a Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-sponsored Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) loan. This is according to Jack Guttentag, aka the “Mortgage Professor,” in a new column published by Forbes. Tied to the motivation for someone to become a homeowner is the promise of building home equity, a pivotal measurement of a person’s wealth. The owner of the home, however, has little control...
Tags: Featured, Education, Finance, Forbes, FHA, Jane, Federal Housing Administration FHA, HECM, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage HECM, Jack Guttentag, Guttentag, Forbes Tied

4,000 Priceless Scrolls, Texts & Papers From the University of Tokyo Have Been Digitized & Put Online

The phrase “opening of Japan” is a euphemism that has outlived its purpose, serving to cloud rather than explain how a country closed to outsiders suddenly, in the mid-19th century, became a major influence in art and design worldwide. Negotiations were carried out at gunpoint. In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry presented the Japanese with two white flags to raise when they were ready to surrender. (The Japanese called Perry’s fleet the “black ships of evil men.”) In one of innumerable historical...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Japan, College, History, Libraries, Literature, Tokyo, Archives, Art Nouveau, University Of Tokyo, Facebook Twitter, Perry, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh

Watch Chick Corea (RIP) Perform Intimate Acoustic Performances with Bobby McFerrin, Gary Burton, Hiromi Uehara & Others

It seems impossible to talk about keyboardist Chick Corea, who passed away from cancer on February 11 at age 79, without also talking about Miles Davis. Davis hand picked him for the groundbreaking albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew, and as a member of those ensembles, Corea helped shape the future of music and helped divide the jazz community into those who embraced the psychedelic “fusion” of jazz, rock, and other world musics and those who were fiercely protective of tradition. C...
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Tired of ‘Zoom University’? So is edtech

The rise of “Zoom University” was only possible because edtech wasn’t ready to address the biggest opportunity of the past year: remote learning at scale. Of course, the term encapsulates more than just Zoom, it’s a nod to how schools had to rapidly adopt enterprise video conferencing software to keep school in session in the wake of closures brought on by the virus’ rapid spread. Now, nearly a year since students were first sent home because of the coronavirus, a cohort of edtech companies is e...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Class, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Tech, Remote Work, Inspace, Facetime, Chromebooks, Edtech, Hall, Coursera, Emergence Capital

The government needs to put human rights at the heart of education policy

Education in South Africa is dismally unequal, and Covid-19 has exacerbated the crisis. Investment in infrastructure is crucial The post The government needs to put human rights at the heart of education policy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Television, Education, Opinion, Radio, South Africa, Amnesty International, Inequality, Openaccess, SABC, Department of Basic Education, DBE, TIMSS, COVID-19, Remote Learning, Governance Failure, Iain Byrne

I Dressed Like Bridgerton Characters for a Week and Here’s What Happened

After becoming a smashing success, Bridgerton captured our fashion-attention. This week, I brought Bridgerton's style to the 21st century.
Tags: College, Inspiration, Netflix, TV fashion, Bridgerton

When Should Your Kid Get Their First Cell Phone?

With many kids in virtual school and isolated from friends and loved ones during the pandemic, having access to smartphones or other devices to maintain relationships has become more important to them than ever. But even before the pandemic, cell phone use among kids was on the rise: A Read more...
Tags: Technology, Education, Smartphone, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Computing, Lifehacks, Mobile Phone, Consumer Electronics, Common Sense, Feature Phone, Microsoft Kin, Cloud Clients, Information Appliances, Videotelephony, Technology Internet

The opportunity to connect with another person on the most human of levels

One of my most impactful experiences during my third year of medical school was spending time with my patients and getting to know them. I went into medicine because I believed in the special relationship between doctor and patient. As I was shadowing in college, I was amazed by how within minutes, a stranger would […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Leverage Edu raises $6.5 million to help Indian students land in top colleges abroad

Each year, millions of students in India rush to get an admission in universities abroad. Often they don’t know which program they should focus on, or the college that is right for their skillset and ambition. Scores of legacy and newfound firms are attempting to offer counselling to these students. But despite India accounting for more students than any other country, most firms aiming to address this challenge are not focused on India, and struggle to understand some unique problems students f...
Tags: Asia, UK, Education, Australia, India, Funding, Tech, Delhi, Blume Ventures, Nps, Akshay, DSG Consumer Partners, Chaturvedi, Leverage Edu, Akshay Chaturvedi, Rohini Prakash

The Open Syllabus Project Visualizes the 1,000,000+ Books Most Frequently Assigned in College Courses

The Prince, The Canterbury Tales, The Communist Manifesto, The Souls of Black Folk, The Elements of Style: we’ve read all these, of course. Or at least we’ve read most of them (one or two for sure), if our ever-dimmer memories of high school or college are to be trusted. But we can rest assured that students are reading — or in any case, being assigned — these very same works today, thanks to the Open Syllabus project, which as of this writing has assembled a database of 7,292,573 different col...
Tags: Google, Education, College, Osama Bin Laden, Seoul, Martin Luther King Jr, David Foster Wallace, Aristotle, Donald Barthelme, Noam Chomsky, Facebook Twitter, Junot Diaz, Benedict Anderson, Strunk, George Jackson, Edward Said

The Surface of Mars Shown in Stunning 4K Resolution

Could you use a mental escape? Something that transports you beyond the confines of your pandemic-narrowed world? Maybe a trip to Mars will do the trick. Above and below, you can find high definition footage captured by NASA’s three Mars rovers–Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity. The footage (also contributed by JPL-Caltech, MSSS, Cornell University and ASU) was stitched together by ElderFox Documentaries, creating what they call the most lifelike experience of being on Mars. Safe travels...
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Why Does The Karate Kid Persist as the New Cobra Kai? A Critical Consideration by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast (#82) Did anyone suspect that the beloved 1984 film The Karate Kid (and its decreasingly beloved sequels) would now be not just remade but revived as the YouTube-Red-turned-Netflix hit Cobra Kai? Is this new show actually good, or just living unhealthily on nostalgia and the fascination of watching teens and middle aged people fistfight and fall in love. Your Pretty Much Pop hosts Mark-san, Eric...
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