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LAUSD teachers’ union contemplating a refusal to return to in-person work

Faced with mounting pressure by some elected officials, parents and others who want schools to reopen, the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers announced Friday, Feb. 19, that its members will soon take a vote on whether they should refuse to return to campus if in-person instruction becomes mandatory. More than 900 chapter chairs voted on this question earlier this week, with 93% electing to “organize around a refusal to return for a full or hybrid physical reopening ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Sport, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Gabriel Valley


LA County’s vaccine mission keeps getting more complex

Los Angeles County’s mission to vaccinate roughly 8 million adults continues to get whole lot more complicated — and few of the solutions are worked out. Meanwhile, L.A. County could surpass 20,000 deaths over the weekend. On Friday, the county reported 150 new deaths and 2,459 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths to 19,662 deaths and positive cases to 1,176,772. Currently hospitalized with COVID-19 were 2,498 people, another significant decline. Bracing for the mammoth vac...
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Inner strength and inspiration: Dav Pilkey shares his story

Growing up, Dav Pilkey struggled with feeling like he didn’t fit in. “When I was in second grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and what is now widely known as ADHD. Because of my behavioral challenges, I was often sent out in the school hallway and separated from my friends and classmates,” Dav, who’s one of the 2021 Doodle for Google guest judges, says. “I often felt alone and like a misfit.” Fortunately, Dav’s parents encouraged him to read anything and everything — and to draw and create his...
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Miami edtech startup Nearpod acquired by Renaissance

Nearpod, the Miami-based edtech company, is being acquired by Renaissance Holding Corp., a group that develops education technology. While Nearpod isn’t announcing the news until later this month, the information leaked to Yahoo! Finance yesterday, and a source inside the company confirmed the sale with TechCrunch this morning. The acquisition price, and further details, have yet to be disclosed. Nearpod offers an edtech platform that K-12 teachers use in the classroom to create interactive slid...
Tags: Education, Tech, M&a, Proquest, Miami, Edtech, Carrera, Crunchbase, Yahoo Finance, Dania Beach, Nearpod, Natasha Mascarenhas, Renaissance Holding Corp, Pep Carrera, Carrera Nearpod, Nearpod Prior


How chess can make you a better physician

“Checkmate,” she whispered. A silent wave swept across the tournament area. Players turned their heads in our direction, eager to see who had lost 30 seconds into the round. It was me—I had fallen victim to the infamous four-move checkmate. My opponent, a five-year-old girl who could barely reach the other side of the chessboard, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Women doing more home schooling during Covid lockdown than men

Schooling children at home is having a worsening impact on wellbeing, ONS data showsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWomen were significantly more likely than men to supervise home schooling for their children in this lockdown compared with in the one last April, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.The study found that 67% of women and 52% of men were taking charge of their children’s education at home this time. More women reported that...
Tags: England, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Schools, Office For National Statistics, Home Schooling, Ons, Coronavirus


Weekend Sales: Up to 90% off at ASOS, 30% off Levi’s, 80% off PLT, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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Beyond the Fauci effect: As medical school application rates soar, medical students struggle

I am sitting at my desk, scribbling down notes as my pre-recorded lecture races ahead of me at two times speed. My phone buzzes with another New York Times notification about the spread of coronavirus variants. I regret turning on push notifications about breaking news, but I can’t look away now. When I consider changing […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, New York Times, Infectious Disease, Fauci, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Witness the Birth of Kermit the Frog in Jim Henson’s Live TV Show, Sam and Friends (1955)

Long before “green” became synonymous with eco-friendly products and production, an 18-year-old Jim Henson created a puppet who would go on to become the color’s most celebrated face from his mother’s cast-off green felt coat and a single ping pong ball. Kermit debuted in black and white in the spring of 1955 as an ensemble member of Sam and Friends, a live television show comprised of five-minute episodes that the talented Henson had been tapped to write and perform, following some earl...
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Paul Simon Deconstructs “Mrs. Robinson” (1970)

There’s nothing like having a deadline. When Simon and Garfunkel were called on by director Mike Nichols to provide music for his 1967 comedy The Graduate, the film was already being edited, and the duo were working on the movie studio clock. To hear Simon tell it in this interview with Dick Cavett (from the same interview we featured earlier this week), it was that crunch time that produced one of their best songs, and their biggest hit, “Mrs. Robinson.” In fact, the song stitched toget...
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Pupils in Wales set to return to primary schools from 15 March

First minister Mark Drakeford to announce no further changes to country’s lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrimary schoolchildren in Wales will return to face-to-face teaching from 15 March if the coronavirus situation in the country “continues to improve”, the first minister has said.Mark Drakeford will announce on Friday that there will be no further significant changes to the country’s lockdown, with an extension of at least another three weeks to allow for ...
Tags: Politics, Education, Wales, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Mark Drakeford, Coronavirus


Pupils in Wales set to return to primary schools on 15 March

First minister Mark Drakeford to announce no further changes to country’s lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePrimary schoolchildren in Wales will return to face-to-face teaching from 15 March if the coronavirus situation in the country “continues to improve”, the first minister has said.Mark Drakeford will announce on Friday that there will be no further significant changes to the country’s lockdown, with an extension of at least another three weeks to allow for ...
Tags: Politics, Education, Wales, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Mark Drakeford, Coronavirus


The number of people in need is frightening – we need a global response | Axel van Trotsenburg

We can rise to the challenge of a green, resilient and inclusive recovery from Covid, but only if critical changes are madeThe numbers are well-publicised but bear repeating. Around 120 million more people were pushed into extreme poverty in 2020, a number that could rise to 150 million in 2021. An estimated 250 million jobs have been lost around the world, and the number of people affected by acute food insecurity was estimated to have doubled to 272 million by the end of last year. A decade of...
Tags: Health, Gender, Education, Society, World news, Poverty, Global development, Food Security, Debt relief, Coronavirus, COVID, Axel van Trotsenburg


School Board Members Say They Were Targeted At Home Over Distance Learning Frustration

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