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We Are Tech Is the Exact Edtech Startup the U.S. Needs Right Now

“The action of amplifying [Black voices] has been necessary, but what is the next step?” said Brittany Jenkins, the founder of the We Are Tech edtech startup. Jenkins is on the frontlines of working to foster diversity and equity in the tech industry. We Are Tech is not the first organization to address these issues,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Internet Of Things, Science, Education, Microsoft, Ed, Wearable Technology, US education, Jenkins, Ambient Intelligence, Ubiquitous Computing, Inside Higher Ed, Kevin Clay, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology Internet, Distributed Computing Architecture


L.A. County allocates 11% of coronavirus vaccines to teachers as LAUSD mega-clinic launches Monday

Of the nearly 270,000 coronavirus vaccine doses that Los Angeles County officials plan to administer next week, just over 31,000 — or 11% — will go to vaccinate educators, including those in the mammoth L.A. Unified School District. After second doses for those already with appointments are accounted for, the county will have about 100,000 doses for first-time recipients next week as nearly 1.8 million more people become eligible for inoculations on Monday, March 1. L.A. Unified will open one of...
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L.A. County allocates 11% of coronavirus vaccines to teachers – as new LAUSD mega-clinic launches

Of the nearly 270,000 coronavirus vaccine doses that Los Angeles County officials plan to administer next week, just over 31,000 — or 11% — will go to vaccinate educators, including those in the mammoth L.A. Unified School District. After second doses for those already with appointments are accounted for, the county will have about 100,000 doses for first-time recipients next week as nearly 1.8 million more people become eligible for inoculations on Monday, March 1. L.A. Unified will open one of...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, California, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, House, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Lausd, Simon, Inglewood


Matrics fail at critical subjects

The basic education minister talks of quality passes achieved by the class of 2020, but a closer look at the results tells a different story The post Matrics fail at critical subjects appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Angie Motshekga, Department of Basic Education, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, Agricultural Science, Mathes, Matric Results, COVID-19, Grade 12, Subs-only, Chika Sehoole, Physical Science, Craig Pournara, Gateway Subjects


Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’

For the past four years, the matric results in Tshwane South has been the leading district in Gauteng. The formula to success has been involving the parents The post Parents ‘key to best grade 12 results’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Western Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Top Six, South Africa (country, Class Of 2020, Grade 12, Tshwane South, 2020 Matric Results, Fezile Dabi District, Hilda Kekana, Metro North district, Motheo district, Thabo Mofutsanyana district, Top Performing District


The USMLE Step 1 score reporting change looks bad. Here’s what it gets right.

Social media platforms lit up when sponsors of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) announced Step 1 score reporting will change from 3-digit numerical scores to pass/fail by January 1, 2022. First-year Harvard Medical School student LaShyra Nolen tweeted, “this could reinforce the hierarchy among med schools,” arguing the score change could encourage residency admission […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Education, Harvard Medical School, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA, U S Medical Licensing Examination USMLE, LaShyra Nolen


Weekend Sales: 60% off Nordstrom, 80% off at ASOS, 25% off Madewell, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
Tags: Deals, Nordstrom, Shopping, College, Asos, Madewell


How to Make Your Cats Use the Freaking Litter Mat

Cats are great; constantly stepping on their litter is not. If you bought a litter-trapping mat only to watch your cats leap dramatically across it onto the floor you just swept every time they exit the litter box, you might wonder why you even bothered. Before you splurge on a robot vacuum, try turning the litter box…Read more...
Tags: Musicals, Education, Biology, Cat, Lifehacks, Urine, Litter, Litter Box, Feces, Branches Of Biology


Radiohead Ballets: Watch Ballets Choreographed Creatively to the Music of Radiohead

Since Radiohead’s last release, A Moon-Shaped Pool, members of the band have been absorbed in other projects. They’ve turned their band’s website into an archive for their discography and a library for rarities and ephemera — sending not-so-subtle signals their time together has reached a natural end, even if drummer Phil Selway said in 2020 “there are always conversations going on…. We’ll see. We’re talking.” Two of the band’s most prominent members, guitarist Jonny Greenwood and frontm...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Radiohead, Dance, Moscow, Slovenia, Shakespeare, Thom Yorke, Baz Luhrmann, Jason Kottke, Facebook Twitter, Kevin, Greenwood, Juliet, Josh Jones


Watch The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys, a Free Film Documenting the Making of the 1980s Super Group

“It really had very little to do with combining a bunch of famous people,” says Tom Petty about the Traveling Wilburys. “It was a bunch of friends that just happened to be really good at making music.” One of the most modest supergroups of the 20th century, one that fate and chance threw together for a very brief period, the Traveling Wilburys made music that sits outside the usual histories of 1980s music, featuring five men in different states of their careers. Tom Petty was about to h...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, George Harrison, America, Los Angeles, Bob Dylan, Mike Myers, Bob, Roy Orbison, George, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Harrison, Jim Keltner


Download 280 Pictographs That Put Japanese Culture Into a New Visual Language: They’re Free for the Public to Use

“One of the biggest considerations when traveling to Japan is its inscrutable language,” writes Designboom’s Juliana Neira. But then, one might also consider making that language more scrutable — and making one’s experience in Japan much richer — by learning some of it. Kanji, the Chinese characters used in the written Japanese language, may at first look like small, often bewilderingly complex pictures, and many assume they visually evoke the meanings they express. In fact, to use the linguist...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, Design, College, Language, Seoul, Osaka, Facebook Twitter, Ginza, Asakusa Tokyo, Colin Marshall, Spoon Tamago, Facebook Download, Kenya Hara, 21st Century Los Angeles


Pakistan passes ‘historic’ bill banning corporal punishment of children

Ban on violence against children will only apply in Islamabad, but campaigners hope rest of the country will follow suitPakistan has passed a bill banning corporal punishment for children in a move described as “historic” by rights activists.It comes amid a number of high-profile cases of schoolchildren being badly beaten and even killed in schools, religious institutions and workplaces. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Children, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Schools, Global development, Children's Rights, Islamabad



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