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Prominent Latina activist Sylvia Mendez speaks via Zoom to La Puente High students

La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, student Berenice De Anda and activist Sylvia Mendez on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session....
Tags: News, Education, California, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, Westminster, Lausd, Perez, Brown, Board of Education, La Puente, LA County, Sylvia


LAUSD staff scraps plan to extend 2021-22 school year by two weeks

One day ahead of a board discussion on the issue, Los Angeles Unified School District officials have scrapped a proposal to extend the 2021-22 school year by as much as two weeks, citing a lack of support among teachers, administrators and other stakeholders. According to a staff report released Monday ahead of Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting, a survey conducted in late April found 75% of teachers and 62% of administrators calling for no change to the 2021-22 instructional calendar. Given s...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Coronavirus, Tuesday s Board of Education


LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early education campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
Tags: School, News, Education, Sport, Walgreens, Soccer, Lausd, Cvs, Brentwood, Sawyer, Knott, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Berry Farm, Austin Beutner, Beutner


LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early ed campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
Tags: School, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Brentwood, Sawyer, Knott, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Berry Farm, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Nick Melvoin


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Walgreens, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Cvs, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, LA County


From cafeteria workers to principals, here's what everyone makes in a public school

Elementary school teachers earn a median wage of $62,050 a year. Ariel Skelley/Getty Images May 3 to May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Public schools employ a wide variety of workers, including different kinds of teachers. Using BLS data from May 2020, here's how much workers in 35 public school positions typically make. See more stories on Insider's business page. 35. Fast food and counter workers earn a median of $25,510 a year and 121,970 are employed by public sc...
Tags: Education, Office, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Getty Images, Teachers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Schools, Public Schools, Associated Press, Salaries, Ross, Oslo, Reuters


I signed up for a library card through a free app called Libby and got access to thousands of free ebooks and audiobooks - here's how it works

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Libby; Alyssa Powell/Insider Libby is a free app that lets you borrow ebooks and audiobooks from your local library. You can stream and download books for offline reading or listening, including on Kindle. Some libraries even let you get a library card through Libby, making it easier than ever to sign up. Like many people, I spent a lot of the past year reading and listening to audiobooks (and, yes, Mas...
Tags: Reviews, Education, Trends, Brooklyn, E-learning, Libby, Kristin Hannah, Mara Leighton, IP Graphics, Product Card, IP Reviews, Education & Personal Development (Reviews, Alyssa Powell, Education & Personal Development, Insider Reviews 2021, Alyssa Powell Insider Libby


The Isolator: A 1925 Helmet Designed to Eliminate Distractions & Increase Productivity (Created by SciFi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback)

The anti-distraction device is the modern mousetrap: build a better one, and the world will beat a path to your door. Or so, at least, will the part of the world engaged in the pursuits we’ve broadly labeled “knowledge work.” Even among the knowledge workers who’ve spent most of the past year in pandemic-prompted isolation, many still feel besieged by unending claims on their attention. Laments at having been rendered unproductive by constant distraction go back at least to medieval times, but ...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, College, History, Science And Invention, Seoul, Hugo Gernsback, Gernsback, Colin Marshall, World Science Fiction Society, 21st Century Los Angeles, SciFi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback, Technocracy Review, Computer Scientist Cal Newport Pico Iyer


Cute Sandals 2021: The Cutest Styles Under $50 to Add to Cart ASAP

We've rounded up the most affordable and cute sandals of the season, with options to suit every style.
Tags: Shopping, College, Shoes, Sandals, Shopping Guide, Spring Fashion Trends, Shop with Me


The product-led growth behind edtech’s most downloaded app

Duolingo CEO and co-founder Luis von Ahn was tired of the gray and dreary design aesthetic edtech companies used to emulate universities. Instead, he and the company’s early team sought inspiration from games like Angry Birds and Clash Royale, looking to build a class that screamed more cartoon anarchy than lecture hall. From that frenetic creativity came the company’s distinctive mascot: a childish and rebellious evergreen-colored owl named Duo. Duolingo didn’t just throw out the old colors tho...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Angry Birds, Pittsburgh, Luis Von Ahn, Tyler Murphy, Super Mario Brothers, Ahn, EC-1, EC Edtech, Duo Duolingo


How Duolingo became fluent in monetization

As its meandering route to monetization will demonstrate, Duolingo isn’t mission-oriented, it’s mission-obsessed. Co-founders Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker never wanted to charge consumers for access to Duolingo content, a purpose imbued throughout the company’s culture. For years in order to work at Duolingo, you had to be comfortable with joining a company in Pittsburgh that was in no rush to make money. The startup, filled with education enthusiasts and mission-driven employees, became “ver...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Education, Tech, Brazil, Silicon Valley, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Sand Hill Road, Pittsburgh, Gordon, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers KPCB, Luis, Luis Von Ahn


Duolingo can’t teach you how to speak a language, but now it wants to try

Duolingo has been wildly successful. It has pulled in 500 million total registered learners, 40 million active users, 1.5 million premium subscribers and $190 million in booked revenues in 2020. It has a popular and meme-ified mascot in the form of the owl Duo, a creative and engaging product, and ambitious plans for expansion.There’s just one key question in the midst of all those milestones: Does anyone actually learn a language using Duolingo? “Language is first and foremost a social, relatio...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Obama, Tech, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Babbel, Pittsburgh, Language Learning, Luis Von Ahn, Ahn, Busuu, EC-1, Bernhard Niesner


How a bot-fighting test turned into edtech’s most iconic brand, Duolingo

Luis von Ahn, an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to scaling free education, has probably annoyed you more than once. In fact, you’ve likely been annoyed by his work dozens and maybe hundreds of times over the years. A decade before he co-founded the whimsical and language-learning app Duolingo, one of the most popular education apps in the world with over 500 million downloads and 40 million active users, he was building the technology that would become CAPTCHA, those human-annoying bu...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Education, Yahoo, Tech, Duke, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Guatemala City, Luis Von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Ahn


The Story of the Rolling Stones: A Selection of Documentaries on the Quintessential Rock-and-Roll Band

The Rolling Stones define the rock-and-roll band, as they have for nearly six decades now. Exactly how they’ve done so is thoroughly documented, not least by the band’s own expansive and still-growing catalog of songs and albums (all of which I happen to have spent the last few months listening through). But the story of the Stones continues to compel, told and re-told as it is in every form of media produced by each era through which the band has passed: books, articles, podcasts, and a...
Tags: Facebook, Music, London, College, Beach Boys, History, Mick Jagger, Kent, Seoul, Keith Richards, Jagger, Watts, Andrew Loog Oldham, Richards, Rolling Stones, Brian Jones


The Duolingo EC-1

Education may well be the most important activity we conduct as a society — and it may also be the hardest space to build a startup in. Selling to school districts and universities is notoriously difficult, but enticing consumers is even harder. Learning takes focus, patience, tenacity and resources, and most consumers would prefer to watch some lip-sync videos on TikTok than stare at math equations (not to mention that such entertainment is free). Engagement and education feel aggressively at o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Mascarenhas, Luis Von Ahn, Danny Crichton, EC-1, Richard Dal Porto, EC Edtech, Natasha Mascarenhas Mascarenhas, Nigel Sussman Duolingo


G7 nations to agree on global plan to help 40m girls into education

Talks between US secretary of state and Dominic Raab come as Britain cuts foreign aid to the sectorThe US secretary of state is to hold talks with his British counterpart, Dominic Raab, while the UK is on the back foot over plans to set new global targets to help girls’ education at a time when London is drastically cutting aid to the sector.Antony Blinken’s trip to London for the G7 meeting will include discussions with other foreign and development ministers on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is the...
Tags: UK, London, Education, US, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, South Africa, Aid, Global development, G7, State, Antony Blinken, Dominic Raab, South Korea Australia India


Magnus Carlsen’s Mind-Blowing Memory of Historic Chess Matches

How many historic chess games can Magnus Carlsen recognize just by looking at the placement of chess pieces on the board? It turns out a lot. And that’s partly what makes him the reigning World Chess Champion. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. Also consider foll...
Tags: Facebook, College, New York City, Uncategorized, Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Nabokov, Kottke, Garry Kasparov


Get 30-Day Free Access to a Udacity Nanodegree Program & Start Learning for Free

FYI: Until May 23, you can have 30-day free access to a Udacity Nanodegree program and start learning for free. Popular Udacity Nanodegree subjects include: Intro to Programming, Become a Product Manager, Become a Data Scientist, Digital Marketing, and Become a Data Analyst. But there are many more subjects to choose from. The deal is open to residents of the United States and most other countries around the globe, with the exception of India, Brazil, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Om...
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Escucha las historias de los educadores en esta Semana de Apreciación del Profesor

Nota: En honor a la Semana de Apreciación al Profesor,  la Profesora Nacional del Año 2020 Tabatha Rosproy nos comparte su historia, así como algunas de las formas en que las que estamos apoyando a los maestros este año.  Cada año, la Semana de Apreciación al Profesor llega en un momento emotivo para muchos maestros, alrededor del final del ciclo escolar. Decir adiós a nuestros estudiantes siempre es difícil, y después de un año de educar durante una pandemia, esas emociones se vuelven más inten...
Tags: Google, Education, Google.org, Moore, Gracias, Harry Shum Jr, Diversity and Inclusion, Wong Fu Productions, Tabatha Rosproy, DonorsChoose Desde 2005 Google, Google for Education On Air


Where Does CEO Activism Go From Here?

More than 200 CEOs, including Warren Buffett, recently spoke out in support of voting rights. But whom do these CEOs represent? asks James Heskett. [Author: by James Heskett]
Tags: College, Warren Buffett, James Heskett, by James Heskett


Hear educators' stories this Teacher Appreciation Week

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week,  2020 National Teacher of the Year Tabatha Rosproy is sharing her story, as well as some of the ways Google is supporting teachers this year.  Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week falls near the end of the school year, which is an emotional time for many teachers. Saying goodbye to our students is always tough, and after a year of educating during a pandemic, those emotions are more prominent than ever.As National Teacher of the Year, I’ve h...
Tags: Google, Education, Doodles, Google.org, Wong, DonorsChoose, Harry Shum Jr, Diversity and Inclusion, Tabatha Rosproy, Heritage Month APAHM Google, Katrina Moore, Conscious Kid 's YouTube, DonorsChoose Since 2005 Google, Starting Wednesday Google, DonorsChoose ISeeMe, Google org Learn



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