Report cites multiple problems with LAPD’s response to last summer’s George Floyd unrest

Los Angeles Police Department officers deployed to manage civil unrest sparked last summer by the death of George Floyd lacked sufficient training in less-lethal weapons used and arrested people for infractions even though they should have been cited and released instead, according to a report prepared by a team of former LAPD officers and other law enforcement officials. The 101-page report, released Wednesday, March 10, found that many officers were not properly trained in crowd-control tactic...
Tags: Health, News, Protest, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Ferguson Missouri, Chatsworth, Lapd, Eric Garcetti

Top state health official gets vaccinated in Baldwin Hills, showcases FEMA pop-up site

Dr. Mark Ghaly, who leads the state’s Health and Human Services Agency, became the latest top state official to get vaccinated publicly on Thursday, March 11, when he received a Johnson & Johnson vaccine dose at a pop-up site in Baldwin Hills. Ghaly said officials chose the location as a way to highlight the work being done to put vaccines into the arms of more Black and Latino residents in areas hardest hit by the pandemic. It was also meant to help persuade those hesitant to receive the vaccin...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Pfizer, Lausd, Biden, Sears, Anthony, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Lawson, Johnson Johnson

LAUSD school board ratifies tentative agreement with UTLA to reopen schools

The Los Angeles Unified school board voted Thursday, March 11, to ratify the tentative agreement reached earlier this week with the teachers union to reopen schools. The unanimous vote, which was expected, came a day after school board members and district officials stood alongside leaders from United Teachers Los Angeles in a joint press conference and lauded the deal as an important step toward recovering from the year-long pandemic. UTLA members — which include more than 33,000 teachers, libr...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Biden, District, LA County, Los Angeles Unified, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Kelly Gonez, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus

Higher education shutdown looms as Nzimande scurries for funding solutions

Nzimande’s last-minute scramble to find funding for students has not stopped them from mobilising for a nationwide shutdown. The post Higher education shutdown looms as Nzimande scurries for funding solutions appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Police, Higher Education, Police Brutality, Wits University, ANC, Blade Nzimande, Nzimande, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, Student Protests, Sasco, Top Six, Higher Education Department, Ace Magashule, South Africa (country

The Ultimate Guide to Dorm Bedding [2021] (& 10+ Cute Dorm Bedding Picks)

Need cute dorm bedding? This post is for you. Includes tips on buying bedding for college plus cute dorm bedding picks.
Tags: Featured, Shopping, College, How To, Dorm, Dorm Room Shopping, Dorm Room Design

Cabinet approves additional funding for student financial aid scheme

Funds will be diverted from the higher education department to help cover the NSFAS shortfall The post Cabinet approves additional funding for student financial aid scheme appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Protests, Cabinet, Blade Nzimande, University of the Witwatersrand, Top Six, Department of Higher Education and Training, Wits, South Africa (country, National Student Financial Aid Scheme, NSFAS, Medium Term Budget, Mthokozisi Ntumba

Professor Scott Galloway just raised $30 million for an online school that upskills managers fast

Scott Galloway, the New York University professor, author, and tech entrepreneur, is taking the wraps off a $30 million Series A round for his newest company, Section4, a platform for business “upskilling” that has now raised $37 million altogether. The company is premised on the belief that millions of workers need help to stay competitive and employable, yet not all have access to, or interest in, costly graduate school programs. In fact, Section4 thinks more affordable “sprints” — or two- to ...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Verizon, Education, Tech, Mit, Palo Alto, Venture Capital, Pfizer, General Catalyst, Rwanda, New York University, Galloway, AG

Remember, Your Teenager Is Not Your 'Project'

All parents (or at least all decent parents) want the best for their kids. They want them to succeed in school so they can go on to be successful in life. They want to raise children who will become adults who are honest and full of integrity and have a solid work ethic. And because we know that both nature and…Read more...
Tags: Education, Lifehacks, Laura Markham, Meghan Leahy

Rare Vincent van Gogh Painting Goes on Public Display for the First Time: Explore the 1887 Painting Online

Images courtesy of Sothebys Not every Vincent van Gogh painting hangs at the Van Gogh Museum, or indeed in a museum at all. Though many private collectors loan their Van Goghs to art institutions that make them available for public viewing, some have never let such prized possessions out of their sight. Such, until recently, was the case with Scène de rue à Montmartre (Impasse des Deux Frères et le Moulin à Poivre), painted in 1887 but not shown to the world until this year — in preparation for...
Tags: Google, Art, College, History, Paris, Amsterdam, Smithsonian, Seoul, Arles, Montmartre, Van Gogh, Christie, Sothebys, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh

Intimate Live Performances of Radiohead, Sonic Youth, the White Stripes, PJ Harvey & More: No Host, No Audience, Just Pure Live Music

It should be clear by now that rock and roll poses no danger to the status quo. Fair enough: It’s going on 70 years since Elvis and Chuck Berry freaked out parents of screaming teens, and 50 years since Iggy and the Stooges ripped up stages in Detroit and the denizens of CBGB made rock subversive again. That’s a long time for an edge to dull, and dull it has. Perhaps nowhere is this more in evidence than rock films like CBGB, which “somehow manages to make punk rock boring,” and Netflix’...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Radiohead, Netflix, John Peel, Detroit, Thom Yorke, Elvis, PJ Harvey, Iggy, Cbgb, Facebook Twitter, Harvey, Chuck Berry, Josh Jones

Top ANC officials to meet Blade Nzimande over fears of escalating protests at Wits

Sources say the party’s top six are concerned the protests at Wits University could intensify into a fiery student movement, much like #FeesMustFall The post Top ANC officials to meet Blade Nzimande over fears of escalating protests at Wits appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Police, Jacob Zuma, Higher Education, Eff, Wits University, ANC, Blade Nzimande, SACP, FeesMustFall, University of the Witwatersrand, Top Six, Missing Middle, South Africa (country, Anc Top Six, National Student Financial Aid Scheme

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