Students do better when parents have more choices

 In Free to choose -- and learn, Joanne Jacobs reports on a study which found that:"The more a state provides parents with the freedom to choose their child’s school the better the state’s students score on the National Assessment of Education Outcomes (NAEP)," writes Patrick Wolf on Project Forever Free. Hat tip: Instapundit [Author: Henry Cate]
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Master of Arts in Arts Administration – Goucher College

Designed for the working professional, the M.A. in Arts Administration from Goucher College allows you to live and work anywhere while you study with national arts leaders. Established over 20 years ago, the format combines distance-learning with a short on-campus residency. The goal of the M.A.A.A. program is to ensure the future success of arts administrators in a global and ever-changing field. Faculty who are themselves working arts administrators help prepare students in practical and a...
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LA’s Roman Catholic schools faced challenges; the pandemic helped shut six of them down

Blessed Sacrament School in Hollywood, seen on Monday, April 5, 2021, is one of six Catholic elementary schools the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is closing. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Assumption Catholic School in Los Angeles, seen on Monday, April 5, 2021, is one of six Catholic elementary schools the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is closing. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds St. Ferdinan...
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LA County bars warily welcome reopening, with strict rules: ‘It’s better than nothing’

On a normal pre-pandemic day, The North End bar in Hollywood would play host to about 200 people. But nothing has been normal in the last year for Camila Perry, the bar’s co-owner, who runs the tavern with two other partners. On Monday, April 5, as Los Angeles County entered the less-restrictive orange tier, she measured her patio, hoping to find space to set up at least seven tables outside. “It’s kind of overwhelming,” said Perry, who also runs The Oaks Tavern bar in Sherman Oaks. “I have a li...
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LA County’s first day in orange tier triggers buzz about moving on to yellow

Los Angeles County public health officials on Monday, April 5, ended the mandate for fully vaccinated travelers to quarantine upon their arrival here, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its COVID-19 travel guidelines last week. Speculation was already building Monday about a possible quick jump into the least-restrictive yellow tier, but Ferrer said that’s unlikely to happen for at least three weeks. Reaching the even less restrictive yellow tier of the state’s bluepr...
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Why Can’t More Leaders Teach?

If the best leaders tend to be great teachers, why do some successful executives struggle to share their knowledge? What does this shortcoming say about their leadership? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
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Only 1 coronavirus death reported in LA County for first time since October

In the latest example of the pandemic appearing to ease its grip on Los Angeles County, public health officials reported only one new death from the coronavirus Monday, April 5. L.A. County hit this milestone for the first time since October 19, 2020. The second-lowest daily death count this year was two on March 15. The new death lifted the county’s overall death toll to 23,276. Another 366 cases were reported by the county, raising the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,222,447...
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Poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

By WILL WEISSERT and HANNAH FINGERHUT | The Associated Press WASHINGTON >> More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues — suggesting it could be a weak point for the new administration. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also shows that s...
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LAUSD to provide child-care subsidies to employees to ease return to campus

The Los Angeles Unified School District will provide $500 monthly subsidies to eligible employees needing child care in order for them to return to campuses, the district said Monday, April 5. The announcement comes about three weeks after teachers raised concerns about having to scramble to make child care arrangements after learning they would have to return to in-person work this month as schools reopen. Since the coronavirus pandemic hit more than a year ago, many child care centers have clo...
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LAUSD to open 25 school-based vaccination sites for district families

With less than half of all Los Angeles Unified students planning to return to campus when schools reopen this month for hybrid learning, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, April 5, that having students home “isn’t the objective” as he announced plans to expand the number of school-based vaccination centers the district is offering. Of the families that have responded to a district survey, 49% plan to send their elementary children back to school while 35% and 25% of middle and high schoo...
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Over half a million people signed up for this free Princeton course on the science behind Buddhist meditation practices. I took it and came away with a better understanding of myself.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Table of Contents: Static Robert Wright, a lecturer at Princeton, teaches Buddhism and Modern Psychology on Coursera. The class explores how Buddhist practices like meditation can scientifically improve mental health and wellbeing. I signed up and learned how mindfulness and meditating can make me a happier and healthier person. Alyssa Powell/Insider One of the biggest aspects of Buddhism is meditation...
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The World of Wong Kar-Wai: How the Films of Hong Kong’s Most Acclaimed Auteur Have Stayed Thrilling

I’ve just seen the future of cinema.” So declared the American film critic Peter Brunette after stumbling, “still dazed,” from a screening at the 1995 Toronto International Film festival. “Oh,” replied TIFF Cinémathèque programmer (and respected authority on Asian cinema) James Quandt. “You’re just coming from the Wong Kar-wai film?” Brunette includes this story in his monograph on Wong’s work, which was published in 2005. At that point, his pictures like Days of Being Wild, Chungking Ex...
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Nordstrom Spring Sale: Our 15 Favorite Finds to Shop Before the Sale Ends Tonight!

Don't miss out on these epic deals on clothing, shoes, and accessories from Nordstrom's Spring Sale, ending on 4/5.
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‘An escape from dark times’: how ancient history podcasts bring comfort and clarity

I started listening to tales of yore in 2019, when long drives with my infant son became essential. They soothed him to sleep – and transported me to a different worldFans of Paul Cooper’s podcast Fall of Civilizations will know that it usually begins in a particular way. A traveller, often far from home, encounters a ruin that hints at a vast and forgotten story of the past.Hiding from bandits in the desert, the Italian nobleman Pietro della Valle takes shelter in the shadow of the crumbling Zi...
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Tina Turner Delivers a Blistering Live Performance of “Proud Mary” on Italian TV (1971)

John Fogerty once said that he conceived the opening bars of “Proud Mary” in imitation of Beethoven’s Fifth symphony. It’s an unusual association for a song about a steamboat, but it works as a classic blues rock hook. Most people would say, however, that the song didn’t truly come into its own until Tina Turner began covering it in 1969. “Proud Mary” helped Turner come back after a suicide attempt the previous year. Her version, released as a single in January 1971,“planted the seeds of...
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Byju’s acquires Indian tutor Aakash for nearly $1 billion

Why did Byju’s raise over $1 billion last year and is already inching closer to securing another half a billion dollars? We are getting some answers today. Byju’s said on Monday it has acquired Aakash Educational, a 33-year-old chain of physical coaching centres, as the Indian online learning giant looks to further consolidate its leadership position in the world’s second largest internet market. The Indian startup paid “close to $1 billion” in cash and equity for the acquisition, which is one o...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Education, California, India, Tech, Bloomberg, Blackstone, TechCrunch, Blume Ventures, Osmo, Blume, Aakash, Deborah Quazzo, Byju, Byju Raveendran

The Rules of 100 Sports Clearly Explained in Short Videos: Baseball, Football, Jai Alai, Sumo Wrestling, Cricket, Pétanque & Much More

When you get down to it, every sport is its rules. This leaves aside great historical weight and cultural associations, granted, but if you don’t know a sport’s rules, not only can you not play it, you can’t appreciate it (the many childhood afternoons I thrilled to televised 49ers games without having any idea what was happening on the field notwithstanding). What’s worse, you can’t discuss it. “There is a shared knowledge of sports in America that is unlike our shared knowledge of anyt...
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‘I miss school’: 800m children still not fully back in classes

Rights groups warn that children across the world are being pushed into abusive situations, from early marriage to child labour Across the world 800 million children are still not fully back in school, Unicef is warning, with many at risk of never returning to the classroom the longer closures go on. There are at least 90 countries where schools are either closed or offering a mix of remote and in-person learning.The UN agency’s chief of education, Robert Jenkins, told the Guardian that the clos...
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