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British schoolchildren receive chemical burns from "toxic ash" on Ash Wednesday

Between 73 and 100 students (as well as at least 17 teachers and administrators) from St Augustine’s Catholic High School in Redditch, England received chemical burns to their foreheads from "toxic ash" used to mark them as part of a Catholic ritual on Ash Wednesday. The toxic substance was "sourced from a priest from the Diocese of Birmingham, which sourced it from a company in Aldridge." The burns are quite disfiguring and may result in lifelong scarring, according to doctors who treated ...
Tags: Post, Deregulation, Education, Religion, UK


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


If you had the money, would you pay off a college admissions officer? 1 in 4 parents say they would, a new poll finds

If you had the money, would you bribe a college official to get your child admitted? Fifteen percent of all American adults would answer yes, according to a new poll. And that number rises to 25 percent for adults who actually have children ages 18 and under. It’s a hypothetical question, but certainly a revealing ethical one. There’s been a flood of outrage over the recent college admissions scandal, in which federal prosecutors charged parents with everything from paying off testing proctors t...
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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


Effort to keep Washington kids from dropping out gets $2M grant to help 25,000 more students

Communities in Schools of Washington, a nonprofit that links students in danger of dropping out with services to help, is getting a grant from the Ballmer Group to expand its reach.
Tags: Education, Education Lab, Local News, Northwest


At this Sun Valley school, the ‘miracle’ of springtime egg-hatching ‘never ceases to be amazing’

A bunch of kindergarteners huddled around the incubator on Wednesday gawking at fluffy baby chicks that recently hatched, supporting their studies about the science and development of the domesticated fowl for the past 21 days. Some of the 5-year-olds at Stonehurst Avenue Elementary STEM Magnet in Sun Valley tried to put the days-old yellow and black chicks to sleep by reading them books like their parents do for them at home. Cynthia Christopher’s kindergarten class receives chicken eggs to...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Bacon, Local News, Sun Valley, Christopher, Los Angeles Unified School District, Ramon, Myla, Sun Valley Calif, Top Stories LADN, Photos And Videos, Michael Ortega, Stonehurst Avenue Elementary STEM Magnet


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


USC Just Named a New President. Here’s What She Said About the Admissions Scandal

"I am not afraid about taking on challenges," Carol Folt said.
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Usc, Carol Folt, Onetime


Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profiting Off 1850s Photos of 2 Slaves, Says Woman Who Claims to Be Their Descendent

(BOSTON) — Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict…
Tags: News, Education, Boston, Uncategorized, Harvard University, Ivy League, Norwich Connecticut, Onetime, Harvard ` Shamelessly, Tamara Lanier


Temple University Mumps Outbreak Swells to 74 Cases

City Department of Health's James Garrow said there are 15 confirmed cases
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, Infectious Disease, Onetime, James Garrow, Temple University Mumps Outbreak Swells, City Department of Health


This Reseda teacher just won’t let students fail

Brenda Young pretty much rocks. That was the gist of it on Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District teacher they call “Ms. Y” was chosen as a national LifeChanger of the Year winner during a surprise assembly at John R. Wooden High School in Reseda. But in a way, it was no surprise that this particular award was given to this particular teacher. She’s known for motivating and inspiring her students, with a goal of reaching their full potential. “You will not fail on my time,” is her m...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, John Wooden, Los Angeles Unified School District, Reseda, National Life Group, Top Stories LADN, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Star News SCNG, Reseda School, Brenda Young


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


Washington principals face a growing teacher shortage. How are they filling classroom vacancies?

State lawmakers have advanced legislation to both address the overall shortage and remove barriers that prevent aspiring teachers of color from entering the profession.
Tags: News, Education, Washington, Local News, Education Lab


Online learning platform Udemy to set up shop in India

Udemy, the online learning platform, is to get a local presence in India with an employee hub in Gurugram, according to a report in the Economic Times. According to chief executive Gregg Coccari, Udemy’s rapid growth in India is a testimony to the level of demand from students, instructors, and... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Education, India, Udemy, Economic Times, Gurugram, Gregg Coccari Udemy


What's wrong with blaming "information" for political chaos

David Perell's 13,000 word essay, "What the Hell is Going On?" presents a reassuring -- and contrarian -- view on how our current dysfunction in politics, media, and business has come to pass, drawing on orthodox economic theories about "information asymmetry" in a way that makes the whole thing seem like a kind of adjustment period between a middling old world and a fine new one. I think Perell is wrong. His theory omits the most salient, obvious explanation for what's going on (the creati...
Tags: Post, News, Education, America, Debt, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Piketty, Fda, Trump, Perell, Late Stage Capitalism, Oligarchy, Guillotine Watch, Monopolism, David Perell, Epistemological Crisis


Take a common houseplant, add a little rabbit DNA and voilà! You get a super air purifier

By modifying a common houseplant, a semiretired researcher at the University of Washington says he has developed a natural air filter that will clear homes of airborne toxins. “I think it’s going to be big,” he says.
Tags: Science, News, Education, Local News, Northwest, University of Washington


A look inside the totally legal, multibillion-dollar industry of college consultants

Government indictments last week exposed an ugly array of corrupt and illegal college admissions practices, but there’s also a perfectly legal world of gaming the college-admissions process, which includes the multibillion-dollar industry of test prep, college-essay editing and advice on how to produce the perfect application.
Tags: Business, News, Education


Repenning claims victory, looks to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election solidified her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Repenning claims victory, looks ahead to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election cemented her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over Or...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Seattle-area students fill Cal Anderson Park to demand action on climate change

The Seattle-area strike was tied to an international, youth-led movement demanding more government action on global warming by leaving school on Fridays to demonstrate.
Tags: News, Education, Environment, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Cal Anderson Park


Here’s What Could Happen to the Students Involved in the College Admissions Scheme

Existing students could be expelled, while applicants may be denied entry
Tags: Celebrities, News, Education, Uncategorized, Onetime


Vikram Jandhyala, innovation leader at UW, dies at 47

Vikram Jandhyala, who was the University of Washington's vice president for innovation strategy, was a vital link between UW and the region's technology community.
Tags: Technology, News, Education, Obituaries, Local News, University of Washington, UW, Vikram Jandhyala


Seattle school district apologizes for letter asking Muslim families to reconsider students fasting during testing season

In an email sent to families, a principal asked parents to reconsider allowing their children to fast during the holy month of Ramadan so they could perform better on standardized tests. The backlash on social media prompted the Seattle school district’s apology.
Tags: News, Education, Seattle, Local News, Education Lab


First Apex Legends esports scholarship takes you from filthy casual to pro

Massachusetts-based Becker College is the first college in the nation to offer a scholarship for Apex Legends. The path-to-pro program gives players $5,000 upon admittance to the school. The post First Apex Legends esports scholarship takes you from filthy casual to pro appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, News, College, Massachusetts, Trends, Scholarship, Esports, Becker, Becker College, Apex Legends


Students file lawsuit against colleges in bribery scandal

SAN FRANCISCO — Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors say parents paid bribes to ensure their children’s admission. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco and alleges the students were denied a fair opportunity for admission. Erica […]
Tags: News, Education, San Francisco, Nation, Education Lab, Erica, Nation & World, University of Southern California Yale University


Advocates for students with disabilities decry trick allegedly used in college-admissions scandal

Advocates for students with learning disabilities fear that the college-admissions scandal could end up making it harder for such students to get permission for the kinds of test-taking accommodations that level the playing field for them.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab


Man suspected of voyeurism in University District arrested by Seattle police

Complaints about a voyeur in the college neighborhood have been coming in since May.
Tags: Crime, News, Education, Seattle, Local News, University District


McMansion Hell tours the homes of the "meritocratic" one-percenters who allegedly bought their thickwitted kids' way into top universities in the college admissions scandal

Yesterday, federal authorities announced 50 indictments of college personnel, wealthy parents, and fixers who ran a multi-million-dollar bribery ring that ensured that the slow, plodding, undeserving fruit of wealthy grifters' loins could be admitted to the top universities in America. On the one hand, this isn't exactly a surprise: after all, our dimbulb of a president somehow attain admission to some of the nation's leading educational institutions, despite scoring such dismal grades that...
Tags: Post, News, Education, Parenting, America, Usc, Felicity Huffman, Don, Wagner, William H Macy, Newport Beach CA, Lori Loughlin, Late Stage Capitalism, Guillotine Watch, McMansion Hell, Kate McMansion Hell Wagner


Art Institute of Seattle students plan next steps after school’s abrupt closure

Administrators at other schools hope to accommodate former Art Institute of Seattle students, but many students worry the school's sudden closure will cost them in time and money.
Tags: Business, News, Education, Nation, Local News, Art Institute of Seattle


As the Harvard Admissions Case Nears a Decision, Hear From 2 Asian-American Students on Opposite Sides

Michael Wang has closely followed the trial over admissions at Harvard University, hoping it will change the college application process for future generations of Asian-American students. Wang, the son of Chinese immigrants, had an SAT score of 2230 (out of a possible 2400) and a 4.67 weighted GPA when he was waitlisted, and then rejected,…
Tags: News, Education, Uncategorized, Harvard University, Wang, Michael Wang, Onetime, Harvard Admissions Case Nears



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