UTLA head touts tentative school reopening agreement as a win for organized labor

The head of United Teachers Los Angeles touted the tentative agreement reached this week with the Los Angeles Unified School District — following protracted negotiations — as a win for organized labor and said the “gold standard” set in terms of expectations for school reopenings will serve as a national model for other unions still bargaining to safely return to campuses. “As educators, we should be proud that we used our collective voice and power as a union to stand up for our students and th...
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Education saw a lot of changes in the past year, here’s what could be here to stay

A year ago, teacher and instructional coach Susan Ferguson left her classroom as the coronavirus pandemic gained momentum in Southern California, not knowing when she or her students would return. In recent weeks, families across the region have rejoiced with the news some campuses will reopen as the state’s infection rates trend downward, celebrating what they hope is the beginning of the end to home-based distance learning, the challenges it posed and the problems it exposed. Ferguson, too, lo...
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On Finding Comfort In Surprising Ways and Times

I wrote this love letter of sorts almost exactly one month ago, shortly after meeting–and fucking–someone with whom I had been chatting for nearly two months. The significant and sudden entrance of someone into my life, especially during this pandemic, could not have been more surprising. Perhaps more surprising still was the surprising amount of comfort I felt, not just with someone new but with the first person since my diagnosis and removal of abnormal cervical cells, which left me feeling a ...
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I’m high-risk for COVID-19 and eligible for a vaccine starting Monday. What do I need to know?

On Monday, Californians age 16 to 64 with underlying conditions can receive the coronavirus vaccine, adding 4.4 million people to the list eligible folks. It’s a population that is particularly vulnerable at any age to suffer the worst of the disease, officials said. Related links Some LAUSD parents welcome elementary reopening pact, but others criticize middle/high school plan State makes it official: LA County in red tier, will reopen businesses Monday Coronavirus: ‘Hero pay’ for grocery...
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State makes it official: LA County in red tier, will reopen businesses Monday

Los Angeles County will officially move into the state’s less restrictive red tier on Monday, March 15, signaling the reopening of a wide range of indoor activities such as in-school learning for grades 7-12, indoor dining at restaurants, plus movie theaters, gyms, museums, zoos and aquariums, all with limited capacity. The county will be allowed to advance quicker into the red tier as the state announced Friday, March 12, that it reached a benchmark of administering at least 2 million vaccine d...
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Loved ones are hospitalized and alone during COVID

This has been a very difficult year. COVID-19 has rampaged the country, worked hospitals to their breaking point, torn families apart, and kept families apart. The grief seems never-ending. At the beginning of 2020, we watched in horror at the destruction in Wuhan, China, and Italy. We could not fathom what was happening over there, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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All Praise Lou Ottens: The Inventor of the Cassette Tape Dies at Age 94

The cassette tape is so ubiquitous, so much a part of my life since I can even remember music as a thing, that it was a shock to find out that the man who invented it, Lou Ottens, passed away at the age of 94. Of course, somebody did have to invent the cassette tape, but in all these years I never thought to look the person up. Such an invention first makes you think of the world before it: records (dearly beloved, still around), and reel-to-reel tape (not so dearly beloved). The former ...
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Teach Kids the Difference Between 'Fair' and 'Equal'

It’s the childhood whine heard around the world: “That’s not fair.” It’s used in protest to a sibling being allowed to stay out with friends or have extra screen time, or in response to a classmate allowed to have extra time completing an assignment. You may be tempted to snap back that “Life isn’t fair,” and while…Read more...
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Back To School: How You Can Support Students And Teachers During The Pandemic

(CNN) — Now more than ever, teachers across the country are stretched thin. After a year of online or hybrid learning, educators continue to juggle a variety of roles — including providing tech support to some students — all while trying to keep safe from coronavirus. Meanwhile, on the other side of the screen, some students and their families have struggled to keep up. The pandemic’s economic fallout devastated vulnerable families, making at-home learning even more challenging. Fortunately, the...
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The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge: Part 2

Editor’s Note: This month, MIT Open Learning’s Peter B. Kaufman has published The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge, a book that takes a historical look at the powerful forces that have purposely crippled our efforts to share knowledge widely and freely. His new work also maps out what we can do about it. In the coming days, Peter will be making his book available through Open Culture by publishing three short essays along with links to corresponding sections of his book. Today,...
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'I thought there'd be more mischief': schools return in England

Staff and pupils talk of Covid fears and exam worries but improved face-to-face communicationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSchools in England reopened on 8 March with new regular testing and mask-wearing in classrooms. Both have been recommended by the government for secondary schools, but are not compulsory, raising concerns among some teachers and students.Two teachers and a pupil have spoken abouttheir first week back at school. Continue reading...
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Weekend Sales: 65% off Revolve, 50% off at Express, 60% off Missguided, & More

Here's where to save on beauty and fashion this weekend.
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How to Finally Start Learning a New Skill

As we age, it gets harder to finally take the leap into something new. I’m not talking about a professional certificate course; I’m talking about a skill that you’re learning from scratch.Read more...
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edX offers free online courses and affordable certificates from top schools like Harvard and MIT - here's how it works

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. edX; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider edX is a non-profit founded by MIT and Harvard that offers free and affordable online courses.The site's partnered with top universities and organizations to offer courses from Java programming to the science of happiness.You can also pay to receive a certificate of completion from each course or receive a professional or MicroMasters certificate.Online learning ha...
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Google & Coursera Launch Career Certificates That Prepare Students for Jobs in 6 Months: Data Analytics, Project Management and UX Design

We live in an age of less-than-total agreement as to the purpose of higher education. Should it immerse students in the best that has been thought and said? Provide an environment in which to come of age? Produce “leaders”? Or should it, as increasingly many argue, first and foremost secure professional futures? In the practice of recent decades, higher education has done a bit of each, to the satisfaction of some and the dissatisfaction of others. It has, in other words, become an industry sub...
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Watch Cartoonist Lynda Barry’s Two-Hour Drawing Workshop

We know you’re Zoomed out, but might you make an exception for the pre-recorded drawing and writing session above with legendary cartoonist and illustrator Lynda Barry? Under the auspices of Graphic Medicine’s participatory online series, Drawing Together, the notoriously playful Barry led participants through a series of exercises from her book, Making Comics, and seemed genuinely pleased to be back in teaching mode. (All of her in-person classes at the University of Wisconsin have been...
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