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Dixie school district: why it took 22 years to change a name in liberal California

A moniker associated with the Confederacy is finally being eliminated after a decades-long battle over its originsThe first record of someone in San Rafael raising an eyebrow at the name of the Dixie school district – whose name is synonymous with the Confederacy – dates back to 1863, a month after its founding and two years into the American civil war.“It is supposed, by the ominous name, that the young ideas are here to be ‘trained how to shoot’ you,” wrote the Red Bluff Independent, in its 11...
Tags: Education, California, Race, US news, American Civil War, US education


When Rivers Were Trails: an indigenous take on Oregon Trail

When Rivers Were Trails is a "Native-themed decision-based RPG" based on the classic Apple ][+ game "Oregon Trail," in which you play an 1890 Anishinaabeg person who has been forced off your land in Fond du Lac, Minnesota and must migrate through the northwest to California. The game was created by Elizabeth LaPensée -- an Anishinaabe game creator from Baawaating -- and a team of more than 20 indigenous writers and artists, including visual artist Weshoyot Alvitre and composers Supaman and ...
Tags: Video, Games, Kids, News, Education, California, Oregon, History, First Nations, Oregon Trail, Nichlas Emmons, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Anishinaabeg, Lac Minnesota, Elizabeth LaPensée, Baawaating


San Bernardino students work with Garner Holt to build animatronic people, animals, and even a space alien

A group of students from San Bernardino’s Arroyo Valley High School spent their spring break working on research projects. But the week was more fun than it sounds. The teens were building robotic people, animals, and even a space creature that talk and move in brief theme park-style shows. It was part of Garner Holt Production’s new educational initiative, which includes a partnership with the high school called Project Ani-Vation. The Inland company and its founder, San Bernardino native Garne...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Local News, San Bernardino, Roswell, Knott, Holt, Redlands, Garner Holt, Garner Holt Productions, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


San Bernardino students work with Garner Holt Productions on animatronic projects featuring endangered species, space aliens and more

A group of students from San Bernardino’s Arroyo Valley High School spent their spring break working on research projects. But the week was more fun than it sounds. The teens were building robotic people, animals, and even a space creature that talk and move in brief theme park-style shows. It was part of Garner Holt Production’s new educational initiative, which includes a partnership with the high school called Project Ani-Vation. The Inland company and its founder, San Bernardino native Garne...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Local News, San Bernardino, Roswell, Knott, Holt, Redlands, Garner Holt, Garner Holt Productions, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


Thomas Mann Explains the Nazis’ Ulterior Motive for Spreading Anti-Semitism in Rare 1940 Audio

Here's a rare recording of the German writer Thomas Mann, author of Buddenbrooks and The Magic Mountain, explaining what he sees as the real reason behind the systematic spreading of anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany. It's from an NBC radio address Mann gave on March 9, 1940, while he was living in California. Mann had gone into exile from Germany in 1933, shortly after Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor and began seizing dictatorial powers. The author had been an outspoken critic of the Na...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Nbc, California, College, Germany, Nazis, History, Literature, Nazi, Adolf Hitler, Mediterranean, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Mann, Magic Mountain


Mother of drowned Murrieta boy pleads for bill to require teachers to be CPR certified

A proposed requirement that all California public school teachers be certified in CPR has moved closer to passage after the mother of 13-year-old Murrieta boy Alex Pierce told state legislators it could have saved her son from drowning in a school pool. “My blond-haired, blue-eyed, freckle-faced sweet boy would be with his family right now, fidgeting in his seat smiling and joking around with us, if someone at the school — anyone — had performed CPR on my son,” Sabrina Pierce told the Assembly E...
Tags: News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Local News, CPR, Garcia, California Teachers Association, Melendez, Murrieta, Top Stories PE, FRANK BELLINO, Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez R Lake Elsinore


A Viable Tool: One Stanford Researcher on Openness to Reverse Mortgages

At first he started to think of reverse mortgages as a tool of last resort for retirees, but Steve Vernon, FSA and consulting research scholar in the financial security division at Stanford University’s Center on Longevity, began to come around on them as a viable way for people to avoid sequence of returns risk when he absorbed the work of other retirement researchers, particularly Dr. Wade Pfau. “I thought they perhaps had a place there,” he tells RMD in a phone interview. But when the Depa...
Tags: Featured, Education, California, Finance, Stanford, Stanford University, Vernon, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Wade Pfau, Steve Vernon


A Brief History of IDEO: A Short Documentary Takes You Inside the Design Firm That Changed the Way We Think about Design

The design firm IDEO was founded in 1991, which may not sound like an especially long time ago, but consider it in technological terms: what kind of devices were we using in 1991? How did they look and feel? Chances are not just that the phone and computer you now carry around bear no resemblance to the ones you would have carried around — not that most of them could be carried around — 28 years ago, but that your furniture and household appliances have changed as well. And think, too, of y...
Tags: Google, Design, London, California, College, Stanford, Brian Eno, Seoul, Tim Brown, David Kelley, Ideo, Facebook Twitter, Paola Antonelli, Kelley, Speicher, Milton Glaser


Lori Loughlin among parents facing new charges in college bribery case

Money laundering charge against some parents comes after others, including Felicity Huffman, agreed to plead guiltyThe Full House star Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents were hit on Tuesday with a new money laundering charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme. Related: Netflix postpones Felicity Huffman film after actor admits college fraud Continue reading...
Tags: Education, California, US news, Netflix, Higher Education, US crime, US education, US universities, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli


Watch the Trailer for Echo in the Canyon, the New Documentary on the 1960s Laurel Canyon Music Scene

Next month will mark the release of Echo in the Canyon. Directed by Andrew Slater, the new documentary revisits the 60s music scene that emerged in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon--a fertile period when folk went brilliantly electric. Find the brand new trailer above, and a short summary below: Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Music, Film, California, College, La, Norah Jones, Jackson Browne, Facebook Twitter, Dylan, Tom Petty, Jakob Dylan, Laurel Canyon, Regina Spektor


Less than half of LAUSD’s Class of 2019 are on track to graduate eligible for UC/Cal state schools

By Taylor Swaak || LA School Report Less than half of L.A. Unified’s Class of 2019 are eligible for the state’s public universities, the latest district projections show. As of March, 49 percent of the district’s 34,734 prospective graduates are on track to pass all of their “A-G” college preparation courses with Cs or better. This means that less than half of the class currently has the grades to qualify for the University of California and California State University school systems. These in-s...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, US, Sport, Ap, CS, Soccer, Graduation, Lausd, Local News, UC, University Of California, Flores, CSU


Estancia High takes first in BIA’s ‘Design/Build’ competition

Costa Mesa’s Estancia High School beat out teams from nine other high schools Sunday, April 7, to take first place in the Southern California Building Industry Association’s annual “Design/Build” competition in Huntington Beach. Twelve teams from area high schools, Orange Coast College and the Orange County 4-H Club took part in the competition during which students from homebuiliding classes had 1 ½ days to build a tilt-roof garden shed, complete with a Dutch door, window, vent and flower box. ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Education, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Bia, Construction, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Orange Coast College, RANCHO CUCAMONGA


LittleBits and Disney launch Snap the Gap to teach girls STEM

LittleBits, Disney and UC Davis announced this morning that they’ve joined forces for the launch of Snap the Gap. The program is designed to give girls a jumpstart into the ever-important world of STEM learning with an online program, littleBits starter pack and a one-year mentorship with a STEM professional. Snap the Gap will begin as a one-year pilot program, focused on 15,000 10-year-old girls based in California. Participant and mentor recruitment will be managed by UC Davis, the school behi...
Tags: New York, Education, California, Disney, Tech, United States, UC Davis, Littlebits, Ayah Bdeir, Bdeir, LittleBits Disney, California Million Women Mentors


Ortiz concedes after close LAUSD election with Repenning, who’s set to face Goldberg in May runoff

Taylor Swaak | LA School Report There will be no recount in the L.A. Unified school board race. Huntington Park Councilwoman Graciela Ortíz, who narrowly missed a spot in the May runoff election by 31 votes, decided Wednesday not to challenge the March 5 primary results that the county certified last Friday. Her decision came hours before the deadline to request a recount in the Board District 5 race. In the May 14 runoff, Heather Repenning, a district parent and a former L.A. city official, wil...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, La, California News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Ortiz, LA Clippers, South Bay, San Fernando, San Gabriel, Goldberg


Kamala Harris Wants to Boost Average Teacher’s Pay by $13,500

California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate, unveiled a $315 billion plan Tuesday to give public school teachers across the country an average $13,500 raise — a plan her campaign is calling “the largest federal investment in teacher pay in the country’s history.” “The people who are going to educate our children are our…
Tags: News, Education, California, Uncategorized, Kamala Harris, Onetime, 2020 Election


Granada Hills reclaims California Academic Decathlon title

LOS ANGELES — Granada Hills Charter High School won the 2019 California Academic Decathlon in Sacramento on Sunday, regaining the title they have now won seven of the last nine years, but lost last year to El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills. Granada Hills now will shoot for its seventh national title at the U.S. Academic Decathlon in Bloomington, Minnesota April 25-27. El Camino Real finished second. School officials announced that a welcome-back breakfast reception will be hel...
Tags: Education, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, El Camino Real, Bloomington Minnesota, Granada Hills, Granada Hills Charter High School, Granada Hills Charter, Brian Bauer, WOODLAND HILLS Granada Hills, El Camino Real Charter High School, Zelzah Ave


LA Clippers team up with LA tech stars to promote science, engineering, math careers

It was a Friday of questions and answers at the L.A. Convention Center, as scores of students and parents descended downtown for the Clippers SciFest SoCal. That’s right. Instead of a basketball court at nearby Staples Center, where players school each other in the art of hoops, this was about getting schooled in the science of things. A colorful version on Mars on display by JPL at the Southern California science and engineering festival at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday, March 22...
Tags: Local News, News, Education, Science, Things to Do, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN


Academic Decathlon teams from San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, South Bay begin statewide contest

LOS ANGELES — El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills will begin defending its California and U.S. Academic Decathlon titles Friday as competition gets underway in this year’s state contest in Sacramento. In what has become an annual battle, El Camino will face tough competition from fellow Los Angeles Unified School District campus Granada Hills Charter High School. Granada Hills has won the state and national Academic Decathlons six of the past eight years — with El Camino winning...
Tags: Local News, News, Education, LAUSD, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


LAUSD continues to struggle to stay afloat as it waits for new revenue, latest financial report shows

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report School board members have approved L.A. Unified’s latest budget, even though the district is still far from being financially sustainable. The revised fiscal stabilization plan lays out the district’s response to county concerns about deficit spending, inadequate reserve levels and reliance on non-guaranteed funds to keep itself afloat. But instead of providing clarity, the latest budget highlighted the district’s deepening reliance on new funding sources as it...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Price, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Reliance, Scott Schmerelson, LA school, Reseda, Local Control Funding Formula


Mythos: An Animation Retells Timeless Greek Myths with Abstract Modern Designs

Designer Stephen Kelleher and animator Chris Guyot present "Mythos," an animation that tells timeless stories--Greek myths--with simple abstract designs. Here's how they describe this project where the ancient unexpectedly meets the modern: For centuries the Greek Myths have been used as cautionary tales and teaching tools for people both young and old. These stories convey deep wisdom about the human condition which continue to resonate with us. I wanted to honor these ancient stories by i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, California, College, Animation, Zeus, Ideo, Facebook Twitter, Demeter, Daedalus, Midas, Hilma, Persephone, Klint, Dionysus


LAUSD parcel tax measure gets backing from L.A. City Council

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council went on record Tuesday in support of a parcel tax measure on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The City Council’s resolution is non-binding and simply expresses support of the ballot measure, which the Los Angeles Unified School District board last month agreed to put before voters. Several school board members and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner spoke to the council before the 13-0 vote in sup...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN


The Band Everyone Thought Was The Beatles: Revisit the Klaatu Conspiracy of 1976

In 1976, hundreds of diehard Beatles fans became convinced that the mysterious album 3:47 EST by the band Klaatu was actually a new release from The Beatles in disguise, after a DJ in Providence, Rhode Island played one of its songs on the radio. Shortly afterward, Steve Smith discovered the album at the newspaper he worked for, Rhode Island’s The Providence Journal, listened to it, and became immediately intrigued. The album contained no photographs, no identifying information at all, a...
Tags: Google, Music, California, College, Toronto, Paul Mccartney, Smith, Steve Smith, Rhode Island, Ringo Starr, Beatles, Starr, Mccartney, Lennon, Cbc, Facebook Twitter


US college admissions scandal: how did the scheme work and who was charged?

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 charged in scheme to get children into universities via bribery and cheatingThere are 50 people charged in the case, including actors Felicity Huffman, known for her role on the TV show Desperate Housewives and the feature film Transamerica, and Lori Loughlin, a cast member on the TV series Full House. Defendants in the case include parents and college athletics coaches. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, California, US, US news, Higher Education, Washington Dc, US crime, US education, US universities, Yale University, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, TransAmerica, Lori Loughlin, William H. Macy


How did the US college admissions scheme work and who was charged?

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 charged in scheme to get children into universities via bribery and cheatingThere are 50 people charged in the case, including actors Felicity Huffman, known for her role on the TV show Desperate Housewives and the feature film Transamerica, and Lori Loughlin, a cast member on the TV series Full House. Defendants in the case include parents and college athletics coaches. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, California, US, US news, Higher Education, Washington Dc, US crime, US education, US universities, Yale University, Felicity Huffman, Huffman, TransAmerica, Lori Loughlin, William H. Macy


Felicity Huffman among dozens charged over admissions fraud at top US schools

Scheme helped wealthy Americans buy their children’s way into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and StanfordUS federal prosecutors have charged dozens of people in a years-old $25m scheme to help wealthy Americans buy their children’s way into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford, and the University of Southern California. Related: Beto O'Rourke heads to Iowa amid speculation over 2020 run – live Continue reading...
Tags: Education, California, Stanford, US, US news, Washington Dc, Iowa, US education, US universities, Huffman, Beto O Rourke, University of Southern California Related, Law (US, Yale Georgetown


On Heidegger and Email

The hut near the edge of the Black Forest where Martin Heidegger developed his philosophy of Being. I was in California last week promoting Digital Minimalism. One of the books I brought to keep me company was Sarah Bakewell’s insightful, and surprisingly entertaining, At The Existentialist Cafe. In the third chapter, I came across a nice piece of focus porn concerning the philosopher Martin Heidegger. During Heidegger’s first academic appointment, which was at the University of Mar...
Tags: California, College, Time, Uncategorized, Heidegger, Black Forest, Bakewell, Sarah Bakewell, Martin Heidegger, University of Marburg, Elfride, Todtnauberg


Alan Watts Presents a 15-Minute Guided Meditation: A Time-Tested Way to Stop Thinking About Thinking

The concept of emptiness—sh?nyat?—in Mahayana Buddhism is perhaps a subject best avoided in casual conversation. It so vexes everyone not least because of issues of translation: "emptiness," many scholars think, hardly suffices as a substitute. In English it has a more distinctly nihilist flavor than was intended. Yet emptiness is so indispensable that it can hardly go unmentioned when the practice and purpose of meditation come up in Buddhist thought. Leave it to Zen to put things in su...
Tags: Google, Japan, Zen, California, College, Religion, San Francisco, Britain, Philosophy, Buddhist, Watts, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Suzuki, Mahayana, Alan Watts


Western State College of Law maintains classes while area Argosy University and Art Institute campuses have closed

Western State College of Law students in Irvine were told by a March 7 email from their dean that the campus “will be able to hold classes at least through March 22.” Since January, third-year students at Western State College of Law in Irvine haven’t known from one week to the next if final exams will take place as scheduled or if they actually will graduate in May, said Sydney McGregor, 32, who hopes to sit for the state bar exam in July. A man enters Western State College of Law at Argosy...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Education, Law, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, New York Times, San Diego, Community, Local News, Orange County, Art Institute


Who are the next billion users and what do they want?

Entrepreneurs and tech executives are widening their gazes outside of developed nations for their next source of growth. Ubiquitous cheap phones and increasingly affordable phone plans such as Jio in India are helping another billion users join the internet. What do those users want though, and how are they the same and different than existing internet users? That’s the subject of a critical book by Payal Arora, entitled The Next Billion Users: Digital Life Beyond the West. The compact thesis en...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Europe, New York, Education, California, Government, India, Tech, Infrastructure, West, Netherlands, Brazil, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Wall


Study finds 19 percent of community college students in California are homeless

Nineteen percent of students attending California’s community college system have experienced homelessness in the last year, while 60 percent have experienced recent housing insecurity and 50 percent have struggled with food insecurity, according to a report released Thursday, March 7. The study, conducted by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University’s College of Education in Philadelphia, surveyed nearly 40,000 students at 57 community colleges during the fall sem...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Palo Alto, Soccer, Homeless, Philadelphia, Orange County, Los Angeles County, California Community College, Cypress College, Schilling, Sara Goldrick Rab, Top Stories LADN



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