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LAUSD, Sen. Padilla pitch power of transitioning to electric school buses

A vender sells apparel in front of a LAUSD gas school bus lot across the street from a news conference on electrifying America’s school bus fleet on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in another bus yard in Los Angeles. U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla and Rep. Tony Cárdenas were on hand to discuss their legislation, Clean Commute for Kids Act, that would invest $25 billion to replace diesel buses with electric buses. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In front of a LAUSD electric school bus ...
Tags: Health, Energy, News, Education, Congress, Government, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Lausd, SEIU, City Council

Mitch McConnell's alma mater rejects his views on the 1619 project and says they are 'quite troubling'

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Trump of both charges in his Senate impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Sen. Mitch McConnell has rebuked the 1619 project and disagrees with it being taught in schools. McConnell's alma mater sharply criticized his comments on the 1619 project. The NYT's 1619 project aims to place "the consequences of slavery and the contributions ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Race, US, America, Trends, Racism, United States, New York Times, Mitch McConnell, US Senate

Cypress College failed to be ‘anti-racist’ by not defending professor in viral video, faculty union says

The faculty union at Cypress College has taken the administration to task for not defending the professor who repeatedly interrupted a student in an online speech class as he tried to argue that many police officers could be seen as heroes. “The failure to issue a clear and strong statement of support for faculty under the existing circumstances is a failure to be anti-racist,” said signed by Christie Diep, president of United Faculty of the North Orange County Community College District, and ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, College, America, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Universities, Colleges, South, Ellis, District, Cypress College, LA City Council, Top Stories LADN

Muhammad Ali Explains Why He Refused to Fight in Vietnam: “My Conscience Won’t Let Me Go Shoot My Brother… for Big Powerful America” (1970)

In April of 1967, Muhammad Ali arrived at the U.S. Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station in Houston, Texas. “Standing beside twenty-five other nerve-racked young men called to the draft,” writes David Remnick at The New Yorker, Ali “refused to respond to the call of ‘Cassius Clay!’” Offered the choice of going to Vietnam or to jail, he chose the latter “and was sentenced to five years in prison and released on bail.” Ali lost his title, his boxing license, his passport, and — as fa...
Tags: Facebook, Television, Supreme Court, Abc, College, Sports, America, History, Rome, Canada, United States, Army, Sports Illustrated, Vietnam, Muhammad Ali, Dick Cavett

Diagnosing America’s Relationship with Pets — Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #91 w/ Trainer Hannah Branigan What is with the weird relationship we Americans have with our pets? Many of us treat them as our babies, yet of course they’re our captives. Dog trainer Hannah Branigan joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to talk about pets as entertainment, as hobby, and as pandemic companions. How can we make this relationship as beneficial as possible for all involved, and h...
Tags: Facebook, Podcasts, College, Life, Pets, America, BBC News, HANNAH, Linda Lombardi, Hannah Miller, Kate Taylor, Dog Training, Hannah Branigan, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres, Brian Hirt

The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States

Hear the First Japanese Visitor to the United States & Europe Describe Life in the West (1860-1862)

“Oh, would some Power give us the gift / To see ourselves as others see us!” wrote poet Robert Burns. “It would from many a blunder free us, And foolish notion.” I cannot vouch for a being blunder-free, but reading historical accounts of our nation from foreign visitors does help to increase our worldly perspective, and hopefully question what often we take for granted. The 19th century was a particularly ripe time for the narratives, as oceanic commerce (and on its tail tourism) was mak...
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Cypress College instructor on leave after interrupting, objecting to student’s pro-police argument

An adjunct professor at Cypress College took a leave of absence after she was seen interrupting a student who referred to police as heroes and prevented him from responding to her criticism during a recorded online class session. The student, Braden Ellis, 19, of Cypress was making a presentation on the term “cancel culture” to his Communications 100C class when the exchange took place during a recorded Zoom meeting that has since gone viral. The instructor involved in the matter will be absent ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Police, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Cypress, Lausd, Caltech, Ellis, LA County, Cypress College

Extending the child tax credit could lift children out of poverty and set them up for a better future - here's how

Economic stability in childhood helps children live better lives as adults. ESB Professional/Shutterstock Economists studying poverty believe the COVID relief child tax credit could have lasting benefits. Lifting children out of poverty can improve their health and ability to get a good education. Cash welfare in childhood has also been linked to higher earnings in adulthood. See more stories on Insider's business page. As part of the latest COVID-19 relief package, the federal govern...
Tags: Kids, Education, Parents, Congress, Opinion, America, Trends, Strategy, United Kingdom, University Of California Berkeley, Biden, Tax Credit, University Of Maryland, Nordic, Snap, Internal Revenue Service

Has TV Rotted Our Minds? On Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death (A Pretty Much Pop Culture Podcast/Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast Crossover) Marshall McLuhan famously said “The medium is the message,” by which he meant that when we receive information, its effect on us is determined as much by the form of that information as by the actual content. Neil Postman, in his 1985 book Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, ran with this idea, arguing that TV has conditioned us to ex...
Tags: Facebook, Television, Podcasts, College, America, Atlantic, Philosophy, Plato, Socrates, Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman, McLuhan, Nicholas Carr, Lincoln Douglas, Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan

Outdoor School Was Released TODAY!

We partnered with Macmillan as a Super Influencer to show you all about their newest program – Outdoor School! This series offers pocket-sized, waterproof guidebooks full of quick tips, as well as extensive and interactive journals and sticker books — all of which can serve as critical tools for hands-on learning that couldn’t have come at a better time!  America’s children are caught in one of the largest mass migrations in recent history: the movement indoors and online. According to ...
Tags: Amazon, Outdoors, Fashion, Camping, Education, Hiking, America, Back To School, Macmillan, Homeschooling, Family Activities, Homeschool, Family Camping, Outdoor School, Family Fun, Homeschool Curriculum

Why American universities are the best in the world

American universities used to be small denominational schools with little research output. Competition between schools in the late 19th century drove many schools to innovate.Today, America has many top universities and the lion's share of Nobel Prize winners.List after list confirms it. The United States, by far, has the best and most prestigious universities in the world.But it wasn't always this way, and there was no guarantee that this outcome would happen. According to a new essay by W. ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Germany, US, America, Spain, Atlantic, United States, Innovation, Shanghai, University Of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Cornell, American Economic Association, Today America, Urquiola

30,000 People Line Up for the First McDonald’s in Moscow, While Grocery Store Shelves Run Empty (1990)

Everyone has waited in a long line — for burgers, Broadway tickets, Black Friday sales… But few us have the notorious queuing resilience of the Soviets. “When the first McDonald’s arrived in Moscow in 1990, the city went mad,” Boris Egorov writes at Russia Beyond. “Thousands of Muscovites flocked to the new burger joint, forming lines several kilometers long in the center of Moscow on Pushkinskaya Square.” On its first day, the restaurant obliterated the previous record for most McDonald...
Tags: Google, Washington Post, College, Russia, America, History, Budapest, Food & Drink, Broadway, Pizza Hut, Moscow, Andy Warhol, Mikhail Gorbachev, Cbc, Soviet Union, McDonald

Since colleges are failing to prepare students for tech jobs, it’s time to bring back apprenticeships

Sophie Ruddock Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Ruddock is VP, GM North America at Multiverse, a tech startup focused on high-quality education and training through professional apprenticeships. Ryan Craig Contributor Share on Twitter Ryan Craig is managing director of Achieve Partners, an investment firm focused at the intersection of educat...
Tags: TC, Column, Europe, Instagram, Education, Opinion, America, Training, Tech, Internships, United States, Biden, Apprenticeships, Black, Mckinsey, Ryan Craig

How Frank Lloyd Wright’s Son Invented Lincoln Logs, “America’s National Toy” (1916)

How many architectural careers have been kindled by Lincoln Logs? Since their invention in the mid-1910s, these deceptively simple wooden building blocks have entertained generations of children, whichever profession they entered upon growing up. I myself have fond memories of playing with Lincoln Logs, which, with about 70 years of history already behind them, were a venerable playtime institution, not that I knew it at the time. I certainly had no idea that they’d been invented by th...
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Urgent timeline set by federal judge to put roofs over Skid Row’s homeless

A federal judge has set out a whirlwind schedule for the city and county of Los Angeles, issuing an order Tuesday, April 20, demanding that the Skid Row’s homeless be housed or sheltered by October. U.S. District Judge David Carter, who presides over a labyrinthine case in which plaintiffs argue that public officials have not done enough to address Los Angeles’s homelessness crisis, ordered up the urgent timeline, arguing in a 110-page order that “for decades in Los Angeles, the desperation of i...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, Carter, Drew Pinsky, Bruce, Barger, LA County

Watch Radiohead Perform In Rainbows & The King of Limbs in Intimate Live Settings, with No Host or Audience

Over the past twenty years Radiohead managed to achieve something no other rock band ever has: enduring outsider art rock credibility that shielded them from the media machinery they came to loathe at the end of the millennium, and enduring popularity that meant they could drop their last, 2016 LP, A Moon Shaped Pool “without doing a single interview and it still topped the charts all over the world,” Rolling Stone writes,” even if Drake and Beyonce kept them stuck at Number Three in Ame...
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Exquisite Watercolors of Demons, Magic & Signs: Behold the Compendium Of Demonology and Magic from 1775

Noli me tangere, says the title page of the Compendium of Demonology and Magic: “Do not touch me.” For the book’s target audience, one suspects, this was more enticement than warning. Written in Latin (its full title is Compendium rarissimum totius Artis Magicae sistematisatae per celeberrimos Artis hujus Magistros) and German, the book purports to come from the year 1057. In fact it’s been dated as more than 700 years younger, though to most 21st-century beholders a book from around 1775 carri...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Books, College, Religion, America, Iran, History, Magic, Dan Brown, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci, Colin Marshall, Public Domain Review, 21st Century Los Angeles

31 page-turning memoirs to read in your lifetime, from searing essay collections to celebrity bestsellers

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Memoirs are the most personal account of nonfiction events. They give readers an engaging narrative that navigates historical hardships or personal triumph. The memoirs in this list were chosen for their unique stories and writing style. Memoirs are hugely popular as readers gravitate towards the personal lens of real events, with the best ones almost reading like fiction. ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Matthew Mcconaughey, Supreme Court, Education, Obama, Congress, Cheryl Strayed, Navy, Washington, White House, Virginia, Stephen King, Alabama, America, Barack Obama

For some, the pandemic eased mental health distress

While COVID-19 physically affects adults more than children, mental health distress has increased across all age groups. Children between 5 and 17 sought help for mental health issues at much higher rates in 2020. However, a new study found children with pre-existing mental health issues experienced reduced symptoms when lockdowns began.While the physical effects of COVID-19 have dominated headlines for the last 13 months, mental health effects are considered a simultaneous pandemic that could o...
Tags: Facebook, Education, Children, Germany, America, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, University Of Houston, Derek, Latinx, Bartlett Illinois, COVID-19, COVID, Carla Sharp

The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge: Part 3

Editor’s Note: MIT Open Learning’s Peter B. Kaufman has just 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. Generously, Peter has made his book available through Open Culture by publishing three short essays along with links to the corresponding freely licensed sections of his book. Today, ...
Tags: Google, New York, Media, Congress, College, Wikipedia, America, Atlanta, History, Mit, Netflix, Johnson, Newton, Cisco Systems, Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation

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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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...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, Mexico, Sports, America, Thailand, United States, Monty Python, Harry Potter, Paul Auster, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Seoul, Jorge Luis Borges, Jai Alai

The 27 best beach reads to dive into this summer

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Beach reads are highly entertaining books that you can't put down. No matter the genre, these beach reads are an immersive escape, whether you're on vacation or not. Below are our 27 best beach read recs, including YA, romance, thriller, and non-fiction books. Beach reads used to be known as mindless, mass-market paperbacks with shirtless men on the cover that we&#...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, Hollywood, London, Education, Australia, Life, White House, Summer, America, Trends, Features, Reading, Britain, Italy

Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. These are industries where structural im...
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I signed up for a free trial of One Day University to stream lectures from Yale and Columbia professors - here's why it's replacing Netflix reruns for me right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. One Day University; Alyssa Powell/Insider One Day University lets you live-stream short online lectures by world-renowned professors. Topics range from history and science to art. We suggest starting with The Science of Happiness. You can sign up for a free two-week trial here. After that, it's $9 per month. Table of Contents: Static What it is: Live and pre-recorded lectures from top universities ...
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Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless: How World War II Changed Cinema & Helped Create the French New Wave

Did World War II help create the French New Wave? In a roundabout way, yes, according to this video essay by Nerdwriter. Although Jean-Luc Godard’s A Bout de Souffle (aka Breathless) was not technically the first Nouvelle Vague film, it was the film’s revolutionary look and feel, and Godard’s exquisite sense of how to work the promotional machine, that caused it to reverberate around the world. A few years later, many other countries would be launching their own New Waves: Britain, Germa...
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The Irish Aristocratic Woman Who Almost Assassinated Mussolini in 1926: An Introduction to Violet Gibson

By 1926, Benito Mussolini had become one of Europe’s most popular leaders after consolidating power through violence, turning Italy into a police state, and providing a model for budding dictator Adolf Hitler. Mussolini’s received positive recognition from the press, celebrities, and governments around the world, as well as the imprimatur of the Roman Catholic church. None of this mattered to onetime Irish socialite and fervent Catholic convert Violet Gibson. She knew he must be stopped,...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, College, America, History, Bbc, Britain, Ireland, Italy, Catholic, Victoria, Dublin, Mussolini, Rick Steves, Benito Mussolini

California Adopts First Statewide Ethnic Studies Curriculum For High Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and racism, the California State Board of Education on Thursday approved the nation’s first statewide ethnic studies curriculum for high schools, saying the teaching of discrimination and oppression has never been more important. After an eight-hour public meeting Thursday, board members voted unanimously, 11-0, to approve the curriculum in hopes will become a model for other states to follow. Educators and civil r...
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LA County leaders decry Atlanta shootings, vow unity against attacks on Asian-Americans

Los Angeles County civil rights leaders joined elected leaders on Wednesday, March 17, to condemn violence against Asian Americans, decrying three shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead — six of them Asian women.   “We don’t know what the motivation of the killer was. But we do know it was a brutal crime. An unjustified crime. A crime against humanity, and it will not stand,” said Stuart Kwoh, president emeritus of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. While no motive has yet been fully e...
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