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Animals add fun, comfort to Southern California online lessons

For many Southern California families, students and teachers taking part in distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic, animals offer solace — and a much-needed laugh — in tough times. From beloved household pets to wild animals, they’re providing comfort and a chance to see, and even learn, something new for those behind the computer screen. Mr. Green Bean the Veiled Chameleon is the class pet of one of the students of Erika Taylor-Ruffin, a sixth-grade teacher at Apple Valley County...
Tags: Texas, News, Education, California, Kentucky, Animals, Pets, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Osborne, Wrigley, Tank, Highland, Southern California


At Least Three Hollywood Private Schools Had Their Servers Hacked Recently

In a string of attacks, several of Los Angeles’ most elite private schools have had their servers hacked in recent weeks, leaving confidential teacher information and parent contact details exposed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Los Angeles, Anonymous, Hacking, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman, Internet Privacy, Zoe Kazan, Entertainment Culture, Internet Based Activism, Hacker Groups, Computer Law, Least Three Hollywood Private Schools


Why student debt will keep rising despite loan-forgiveness programs lawmakers are proposing in Congress

A graduating student wears a money lei, a necklace made of US dollar bills, at the Pasadena City College graduation ceremony, June 14, 2019, in Pasadena, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images US lawmakers are debating student debt-relief proposals, seeking help for people saddled with loans. But the proposals on the table right now are not a comprehensive solution, experts say.  The problem is a cycle of student loan accumulation, and little education about how this debt works. Visit...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, College, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Higher Education, Tuition Fees, Universities, Student Loan Debt, Biden, Tuition, Lendingtree


The 20 best US schools for business and management studies

Steven Senne/AP QS Quacquarelli Symonds just released its annual world ranking of the best schools for 51 subjects. Harvard University ranked at the top of the business and management ranking. The following are the top 20 US schools from this ranking and where they placed on the global list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds just released the 11th annual World University Rankings by Subject.QS published...
Tags: Business, Texas, Education, Stanford, New York City, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Mit, Chicago, Harvard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Philadelphia


The 17 best US colleges and universities for students who want to become nurses

f11photo/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds released its annual global ranking by academic subject. The University of Pennsylvania ranked at the top of the ranking for nursing programs. The following are the top 17 US schools for nursing and where they placed on the overall list. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The University of Pennsylvania placed at the top of global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds' new list of the best universities fo...
Tags: Education, US, Careers, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Chicago, Nursing, Nashville, Columbia University, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Ucla, Nyu, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina


The 20 best US schools for computer science and information systems

SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds published its World University Rankings by Subject on Wednesday. MIT ranked at the top of the computer science and information systems ranking. These are the top US schools for computer science and information systems. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Global higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds just published its 11th annual rankings of the best global colleges and universities for 51 differen...
Tags: Education, Stanford, New York City, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Mit, Chicago, Cambridge, Columbia University, University Of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Computer Science


Biden administration OKs state request to use Medi-Cal to provide COVID-19 testing for low-income students

California will use Medicaid funding to help pay for coronavirus testing of low-income students, after receiving the OK from President Joe Biden’s administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced Wednesday morning, March 3. The announcement comes as Newsom, who will tour a Long Beach vaccination site Wednesday afternoon, continues pushing to assist schools across the state reopen safely. Newsom and the state Legislature recently struck a deal to provide $6.6 billion to do so, money that will...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Biden, Medicaid, Gavin Newsom, Health And Human Services, Legislature, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, Medi Cal, California Department of Health Care Services, Newsom


I learned how to crochet during the pandemic - here are 8 online courses, books, and kits that are perfect for beginners

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Like knitting, crocheting boasts many mental health benefits including stress-relief and higher concentration.While slightly more challenging than knitting, crocheting is great for making clothes and 3D projects like stuffed toys.Below are 8 online classes, books, and videos to learn how to crochet.If your screen time has skyrocketed during the pandemic, you may be searching for a hobby to keep yo...
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When Sci-Fi Legend Ursula K. Le Guin Translated the Chinese Classic, the Tao Te Ching

Brenda (laughing): Can you imagine a Taoist advertising agency? “Buy this if you feel like it. If it’s right. You may not need it.” Ursula: There was an old cartoon in The New Yorker with a guy from an advertising agency showing his ad and the boss is saying “I think you need a little more enthusiasm Jones.” And his ad is saying, “Try our product, it really isn’t bad.” Perhaps no Chinese text has had more lasting influence in the West than the Tao Te Ching, a work so ingrained in our culture by...
Tags: Google, Books, Gender, College, China, Religion, US Postal Service, Literature, Ursula, Ursula K Le Guin, Leo Tolstoy, Jones, Tao, Facebook Twitter, Ursula Le Guin, Le Guin


GSV Ventures doubles assets managed with new fund focused on global edtech

GSV Ventures, co-founded by Deborah Quazzo and Michael Cohn, has raised $180 million in its second fund, exclusively focused on backing edtech startups across the globe. The startup now manages $277 million in cumulative assets, inclusive of its debut fund that was closed in 2016. The new fund will let GSV invest in 13 core holdings, with an average check size of $15 million. The firm reserves up to $20 million per position for follow-on capital. It will invest in seed, Series A and late growth...
Tags: TC, Education, Indonesia, India, Tech, Diversity, United States, Venture Capital, Edtech, Coursera, Deborah Quazzo, Nearpod, GSV, Michael Cohn, Techcrunch Include, Quazzo


After 200% ARR growth in 2020, CourseKey raises $9M to digitize trade schools

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and forced educational institutions to go virtual, many were scrambling to develop online or blended curriculums. That struggle was particularly challenging for trade schools, many of which were not designed to teach online and were mostly paper-driven.  CourseKey, a San Diego-based trade school management SaaS startup, was in a unique position. Demand surged and its ARR grew by 200% in 2020. And now, the company has raised $9 million in a Series B led by Si...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Education, Iraq, Funding, Tech, Ceo, SaaS, San Diego, Qualcomm, Operating System, Distance Learning, Learning Management Systems, ARR, Altman, Hu


The Last Interview Book Series Features the Final Words of Cultural Icons: Borges to Bowie, Philip K. Dick to Frida Kahlo

Where were you when you heard that Hunter S. Thompson had died? The uniquely addled, uniquely incisive taker of the strange trip that was 20th-century America checked out sixteen years ago last month, a span of time in which we’ve also lost a great many other influential figures cultural and countercultural. The departed include many of Thompson’s colleagues in letters: societal diagnosticians like David Foster Wallace and Christopher Hitchens; conjurers of the fantastical and the familiar like...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Music, Hollywood, Washington Post, College, Neil Gaiman, Orson Welles, America, David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, Literature, Npr, Hunter S Thompson, Ursula K Le Guin, Nora Ephron


Australian scientist gets baby fish to bust a move to MC Hammer classic

DJ and neuroscientist Rebecca Poulsen – aka BeXta – has studied what happens to a zebrafish’s brain when it hears U Can’t Touch ThisWhat happens inside the brain of a baby zebrafish when you play MC Hammer’s timeless 1990 hip-hop track, U Can’t Touch This, and why is this even a question?“I’ve spent a lot of time looking at the video over and over again to see if there are neurons that respond to the bass or the vocal. In my opinion, there’s something there.” Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Science, Education, Environment, Research, Fish, Autism, Culture, MC Hammer, Rebecca Poulsen


DIY School Supplies: 11 Extremely Cute Ways to Personalize Your School Supplies

You use them all the time, so they might as well represent YOU.
Tags: Diy, College, Academics, School Supplies, College Life


Where Did the Metal Scream Come From? And How Do Metal Vocalists Avoid Destroying Their Vocal Cords?

Do metal singers take vocal lessons? Surely not the greats of old! Did Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, and Ozzy Osbourne take lessons? Or did they dive into the debauchery headfirst, screaming? Iron Maiden’s Dickinson has been rumored to have received opera training. This is not true. Instead, he stole his vocal technique from his “dentist ex-girlfriend,” he says. “As an ex-pupil of the very prestigious Cheltenham Ladies’ College, she’d had quite extensive singing lessons, and she kept a n...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Ozzy Osbourne, Pbs, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Jack Daniels, Zakk Wylde, Facebook Twitter, Dickinson, Ozzy, Cross, Josh Jones, Sharon, Osbourne


Ursula K. Le Guin’s Tao Te Ching: How the Sci-Fi Legend Created a Landmark Rendition of the Taoist Classic (1997)

Brenda (laughing): Can you imagine a Taoist advertising agency? “Buy this if you feel like it. If it’s right. You may not need it.” Ursula: There was an old cartoon in The New Yorker with a guy from an advertising agency showing his ad and the boss is saying “I think you need a little more enthusiasm Jones.” And his ad is saying, “Try our product, it really isn’t bad.” Perhaps no Chinese text has had more lasting influence in the West than the Tao Te Ching, a work so ingrained in our culture by...
Tags: Google, Books, Gender, College, China, Religion, US Postal Service, Literature, Ursula, Ursula K Le Guin, Leo Tolstoy, Jones, Tao, Facebook Twitter, Ursula Le Guin, Le Guin


Rian Treanor: the producer hacking a smarter, kinder future for music

The Rotherham electronic musician is using his skills to tackle dementia, teach children and collaborate across the globe – and dreams of a club where the dancers play the drum machinesLiving in lockdown while caring for someone with dementia “isn’t just like Groundhog Day”, chuckles Rian Treanor, “it’s like Groundhog Second.” The soft-spoken electronic music producer has spent a year indoors with three generations of his family – including his producer and sound-artist dad, Mark Fell, and his g...
Tags: Health, Music, Education, Society, Mental Health, Culture, Dance music, Dementia, Rotherham, Electronic Music, Experimental music, Doreen, Mark Fell, Treanor, Rian treanor, Treanor Fell


Why the Flood of Musician Memoirs? An Exploration by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #84

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_84_2-13-21.mp3 There’s been an explosion of rock and roll autobiographies in recent years, with pretty much every music legend (and many others) being invited by some publisher or other to write or dictate their story. What’s the particular appeal of this kind of recounting, what’s the connection between writing and reading these books on the one hand and producing and listening to the actual music on t...
Tags: Google, Books, Music, Podcasts, College, Chicago, Rolling Stone, Mark, Laura, Facebook Twitter, Debbie Harry, John Andrew Fredrick, Oakland Press, Andy Powell, Chris Frantz, Jim Peterik



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