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LAUSD remains undecided about schools reopening this fall

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 29, that no decision has been made about students returning to school facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic when the academic year starts Aug. 18, but he said officials are working on a plan. Beutner’s statements were presented along with a survey from LAUSD that showed 59% of families said they would be comfortable sending their child back to school for the fall semester, while 21% said they are uncertain and 20...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Southern California, State, Los Angeles County, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Beutner


L.A. County superintendent recommends campus closures through end of school year

Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo recommended Wednesday, April 1 that school campuses remain closed through the end of the academic year. Duardo’s recommendation followed a similar recommendations in recent days by Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond to plan for remote learning through the 2019-20 school year as the coronavirus epidemic unfolds across California. Extending a school closure is a local decision that will be made by each individual s...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, State, Los Angeles County, Tony Thurmond, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, County Office of Education, LACOE, Duardo, Coronavirus


College Admissions Interviews: A Guide to Success

Why Do Colleges Offer Admissions Interviews in the Application Process? College admissions interviews are an important element of the entire admissions process.  This post provides important tips to help you prepare for the interview so that you can demonstrate your abilities, show your enthusiasm for a college, and share your sparkling personality.  With a bit of solid information, combined with some forethought and research, you’ll be able to nail the admissions interview. WHY COLLEGES...
Tags: Interview, Colorado, College, France, Uncategorized, Ivy League, Skype, DOS, New York University, Dartmouth College, State, Interview Tips, Interview Questions, Alumni Interview, College Interviews, Interview Do's And Don'ts


Gov. Newsom’s 2020-21 Budget Plan Aids Teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to give $20,000 stipends to teachers at high needs schools. He outlined the plans during an announcement Friday of his $329 billion budget proposal. The Democratic governor is proposing a continued progressive agenda as he defended California’s progress against criticism from national naysayers in the wake of devastating wildfires, widespread power outages and a soaring homeless population. His proposed budget increases spending by 2.3% or about ...
Tags: Education, California, California News, Ap, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Democratic, State, Democratic Senate, Sacramento Calif, Toni Atkins, Newsom, Hesperia, Assembly Budget Committee, California Health Care Foundation, Jay Obernolte


Gov. Newsom proposes $20,000 stipends for high school teachers in California budget

By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Friday to provide $20,000 stipends for teachers who teach at a high needs school for four years, eating up $100 million of the state’s budget for the next fiscal year. His budget proposal also includes health care for 27,000 older low-income immigrants who are in the country illegally. When it comes to encouraging more teachers, “It’s not that complicated. Train your teachers, make them the best, the bright...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Uncategorized, California News, Sport, Soccer, Gavin Newsom, Democratic, State, Sacramento Calif, Adam Beam, Newsom, State Budget


LA Metro looks beyond Nordhoff Street to see if there’s a better route for major San Fernando Valley bus line

Metro’s board of directors is moving forward with an environmental review of options that would provide a speedy bus line on the north end of the Valley. In its study, the agency will conduct an analysis to address concerns raised in recent months by the area residents, elected officials and Cal State Northridge students about potential routes of the North San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit, which aims to run east and west on the north end of the 818. “The project is moving forward,” said Los...
Tags: Transportation, Education, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Costco, Metro, Porter Ranch, Northridge, State, Valley, John Lee, Roscoe, CSUN, San Fernando Valley, BRT


CSU Chancellor Timothy White announces retirement; search for replacement begins immediately

LONG BEACH — California State University Chancellor Timothy White, who has spearheaded efforts to bolster graduation rates in the 23-campus system, announced Tuesday that he will retire next year. White, 70, has led the Long Beach-based CSU system since 2012. “The CSU is deeply woven into the fabric of California, having created opportunities for so many people who now play critical roles in our economic, social and political life,” White said in a statement released by the university. “It has b...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Long Beach, University Of California, White, State, Board of Trustees, CSU, UC Riverside, UCR, California State University, Janet Napolitano


Why America’s Christian foundation is a myth

A new book by attorney Andrew Seidel, 'The Founding Myth: Why Christian nationalism Is Un-American', takes on the myth of America's Christian founding. Christian nationalism is the belief that the United States was founded as a Christian nation on Christian principles, and that the nation has strayed from that original foundation. Judeo-Christian principles are fundamentally opposed to the principles on which America was built, argues Seidel. The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationali...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, Law, Religion, America, History, Policy, United States, Netherlands, Christianity, Innovation, Muslim, Jesus, God, Christian


Religion and the Law: “Respect” or Denial?

In Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Court of Appeal sought to reconcile the religious views of doctors opposed to carrying out certain procedures with the rights of patients to equitable access to those procedures and to the public interest. Under Bill 21, the Quebec government seeks to deny the wearing of certain “religious” clothing in the interests of preserving a secular society. A comparison of these two situations ...
Tags: Justice, Law, College, Canada, Bill, Montreal, Quebec, Alberta, Calgary, Ontario, State, National Assembly, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, CTV News, Bussey


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 4: Talks to resume at City Hall

LOS ANGELES — Negotiations between the union representing striking teachers and the Los Angeles Unified School District will resume Thursday at City Hall. “The Mayor’s Office will facilitate these negotiations,” according to a statement released by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office Wednesday night. United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing the teachers, “will be ready to bargain tomorrow, and our team will work long and hard toward an agreement that benefits our students, members and commun...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Union, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, State, McKenna, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson


LAUSD teachers set strike date, saying ‘enough is enough’ after negotiations fail

Los Angeles public teachers are not going back to the bargaining table, and have set Jan. 10 as a strike date unless there are “dramatic shifts in approach” in negotiating tactics from the Los Angeles Unified School District, said Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of United Teachers Los Angeles. Caputo-Pearl announced the strike date Wednesday morning, a day after slamming reports that the district and the union had reached a deal on a 6 percent salary increase. For nearly two years, the sides have b...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, State, Los Angeles Unified School District, City News Service, Alex Caputo Pearl, Public Employment Relations Board, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Fall from glory: Prof Pithawala holds up a mirror to India’s oldest law college

Prof. Pithawalla, who has been teaching at the GLC for 46 years, says lax attendance, poorly-paid teachers are among its sore spots Prof. Homiar Pithawalla has been witness to the peaks and troughs at one of Mumbai’s iconic institutions, the Government Law College (GLC). As a teacher at the GLC, Asia’s oldest law school, for over four decades — 46 years to be precise — Prof. Pithawalla (72), says the most heartening thing for him is that many of his students have become High Court and Supreme...
Tags: Supreme Court, Education, Opinion, Life, India, Mumbai, New Delhi, State, GLC, Kalina, Government Law College, Bar Council of India, Prof Pithawala, Prof Pithawalla, Homiar Pithawalla, Government Law College GLC


California’s persistent teacher shortage fueled by attrition, high demand, say newly released studies

By Diana Lambert, EdSource California has earmarked nearly $200 million over the last four years to address the state’s persistent teacher shortage, but it is not enough, according to new studies that are part of “Getting Down to Facts II,” a research project focused on a wide array of statewide education issues. The teacher shortage has worsened in recent years as state funding for education improved and districts began lowering class sizes and bringing back programs like summer school and the ...
Tags: School, News, Education, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, University Of California, Hammond, State, California Teachers Association, Sherman Oaks, McCarty, California State University, Linda Darling Hammond


This bill could relieve burden on mental health counselors at CSU campuses

Members of the CSULB chapter of Active Minds discusses coping mechanisms inside a classroom on campus. Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training, mental health awareness, education and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help and serve as liaison between students and the mental health communit...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Sacramento State, Kim, Local News, Usc, Ucla, Trump, State, MOLLE, Southland, CSU, state Senate


Students Are Leaving the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Why?

An article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education (registration required) highlights the ways in which the state of Illinois has been bleeding students for years.  There are lots of reasons why students in Illinois are avoiding state universities, despite moves to freeze tuition increases for the past three years. There are attractive alternatives in other, neighboring states. Illinois has not offered easy roads to being classified as “in-state” student for tuition purposes. Out of state stud...
Tags: College, Illinois, International Students, University Of Illinois, State, Public University, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, UIUC, College Profiles, Tuition Freeze


California to explain but not change school improvement plan federal officials criticized

By John Fensterwald, EdSource Despite significant criticisms last month by the U.S. Department of Education, California will likely make clarifications but no substantial changes to the state’s plan for complying with the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal law that requires states to improve low-achieving schools. At its meeting on Thursday, the State Board of Education is expected to adopt wording changes and elaborations while keeping most of the 100-plus page document intact. At a meetin...
Tags: News, Education, Congress, California, Sport, Soccer, High School, Jerry Brown, Local News, Sapp, Essa, State, State Board of Education, U S Department of Education, State Board, U S Education


The 38 States of America: Geography Professor Creates a Bold Modern Map of America (1973)

Unless you belong to an older generation, you probably can't remember the last time the map of the United States underwent any major change. For decades, the boundaries have remained pretty fixed. And yet the map, as we know it, shouldn't necessarily be considered set in stone. If billionaire Tim Draper has his way, California voters will decide in 2018 whether California, the home to nearly 40 million people, should be divided into three states called "Northern California," "Southern Californi...
Tags: Google, Maps, California, College, Washington, US, America, Los Angeles, United States, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Illinois, St Louis, Tim Draper, State


Our ongoing commitment to support computer science educators

Meet Daryl Detrick, a computer science (CS) teacher at Warren Hills High School in Washington, NJ. He’ll tell you that he doesn’t just teach “coding”—he helps students understand how to approach complex problems that will improve the world around them. He started teaching computer science in 2008, at a time where there were very few resources available to help support him. ...
Tags: Google, Education, Australia, Washington, Africa, CS, Austin, Middle East, State, Catholic University, CSTA, Huston Tillotson University, Olga Garcia, Daryl Detrick, Warren Hills High School, Detrick


Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky (www.uky.edu), the flagship institution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state’s land-grant university, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Fine Arts.This is an exciting time to join the University of Kentucky (UK) as it continues its aggressive efforts to position itself among the top public research universities in the country. Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled ...
Tags: Art, UK, Jobs, College, Kentucky, University, State, University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky UK, Lexington UK, Bluegrass Region of Kentucky From, Truman Goldwater Marshall Udall, Singletary Center for the Arts the College, Lucy A Leske Ann Yates, Melissa Fincher


5 Famous Ladies Who Would Rather Be Single on Valentine's Day

Being alone doesn't have to mean being lonely. Look, I love chocolates, hearts, and, um, love, as much as the next gal, but to be totally honest, I HATE Valentine's Day with a deep, dark passion. That is, I hate Valentine's Day when I'm single. It's always nice when you get a gift from bae on this special day, but if you're currently as bae-less as I am, then V-Day, with its tendency for influencing couples to commit serious PDA, can be pretty rough. No need to get so gloomy, though! Valentine'...
Tags: England, Hollywood, College, Relationships, Valentine's Day, Jane Austen, Chanel, Single, Mindy Kaling, Valentine, Elizabeth, State, Darcy, Coco Chanel, Austen, College Life


Coalition: State needs to fund education ‘Cradle Through College’

The Cradle Through College Coalition wants policymakers to think of the education system as not just kindergarten through 12th grade, but also early learning and college.
Tags: News, Education, Local News, Education Lab, State


Henry David Thoreau on When Civil Disobedience and Resistance Are Justified (1849)

History is rife with examples of oppressive governments. The present is rife with examples of oppressive governments. You can name your own examples. The question that presents itself to any opposition is what is to be done? Go underground? Sabotage? Take up arms? The likelihood of success in such cases—depending on the belligerence of the opposition and the capabilities of the government—varies widely. But I see no moral reason to condemn people for fighting injustice, provided their cause it...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, Mexico, Massachusetts, United States, Antarctica, Philosophy, Martin Luther King Jr, State, Facebook Twitter, Henry David Thoreau, Josh Jones, Thoreau, Gandhi Martin Luther King Jr, Du Bois


"To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary and spontaneous, instead of a compulsory routine..."

"... is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds. We can have intellectual individualism and the rich cultural diversities that we owe to exceptional minds only at the price of occasional eccentricity and abnormal attitudes. When they are so harmless to others or to the State as those we deal with here, the price is not too great. But freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its...
Tags: Education, Law, Colin Kaepernick, Pledge Of Allegiance, Jackson, Free Speech, National Anthem, State, Jeffrey Toobin, Toobin, Kaepernick, Barnette, Ann Althouse


Watch Russian Futurist Vladimir Mayakovsky Star in His Only Surviving Film, The Lady and the Hooligan (1918)

Tall and dashing, with the face of a boxer and glowering stare of a gangster, Russian Futurist poet, painter, director, and actor Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) came by his intimidating look honestly. As a teenage activist, he carried an unlicensed gun, freed female political prisoners, and “was dismissed from grammar school,” shortly after joining the Social Democratic Labor Party in 1908; “He spent much of the next two years in prison,” writes the Academy of American Poets, “due to hi...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Poetry, Moscow, Party, James Dean, State, Facebook Twitter, Burke, Leningrad, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Durham NC Follow, Ivan Bunin, Academy of American Poets


"My mother, who is a Tea Party person, started saying ‘government schools’ all the time... I remember thinking, ‘Wow.’”

Said a woman in Kansas, quoted in a NYT article called "Public Schools? To Kansas Conservatives, They’re ‘Government Schools.'"Experts are also quoted, including linguistics professor Deborah Tannen, who was reminded of Ronald Reagan's famous line: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help’”:“People tend to trace the demonization of government to Reagan,” Dr. Tannen said. “That’s kind of iconic, how he was using it. He set the gov...
Tags: Supreme Court, Education, Law, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Kansas, Propaganda, Tea Party, Framing, State, Pierce, Ann Althouse, Deborah Tannen, Privacy Rights


A quick lesson on education credits & tuition deduction

During this presidential primary season, the cost of higher education has been a major campaign issue, especially on the Democratic side. Taking a study break. "University Life 159" by Francisco Osorio via Flickr. Sen. Bernie Sanders is proposing free college for all. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a plan for debt-free college. Business Insider has a side-by-side comparison of Sanders' College for All Act and Clinton's New College Compact. But until Clinton or Sanders is elected...
Tags: Taxes, Education, Hillary Clinton, Agi, Clinton, Sanders, State, Francisco Osorio, U S Treasury, Magi, Tax Tip, Skbell1, Credits, Deductions, AOTC, The Internal Revenue Service


A quick lesson on education credits & tuition deduction

During this presidential primary season, the cost of higher education has been a major campaign issue, especially on the Democratic side. Taking a study break. "University Life 159" by Francisco Osorio via Flickr. Sen. Bernie Sanders is proposing free college for all. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a plan for debt-free college. Business Insider has a side-by-side comparison of Sanders' College for All Act and Clinton's New College Compact. But until Clinton or Sanders is elected...
Tags: Taxes, Education, Hillary Clinton, Agi, Clinton, Sanders, State, Francisco Osorio, U S Treasury, Magi, Tax Tip, Skbell1, Credits, Deductions, AOTC, The Internal Revenue Service


The Excruciating Worth of Criticism

The democratic experiment is neither certain nor assured. It takes courage and perseverance, a willingness to wrestle with the toughest issues and to learn from honest disagreements. Cornel West called this "democratic dialogue. This vital ingredient -- fundamental to attaining a just society governed by the rule of law -- is being undervalued in the imbroglio currently playing out at Oberlin College. Allegations of a tolerance for anti-semitism in Oberlin's culture have been widely circulated. ...
Tags: Facebook, Justice, College, Israel, America, Vietnam, Martin Luther King Jr, Huffington Post, New York State, Oberlin, State, Bds, Barry Goldwater, Cornel West, Hammurabi, Oberlin College


Myths And Facts About HB 2 -- The Anti-Choice Law That Could Overturn Abortion Rights

On March 2, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a controversial case that will determine the constitutionality of a Texas anti-choice law (HB 2) that severely limits women's access to abortion and medical care. In covering the case, some media outlets have relied on right-wing media talking points about the purported medical necessity of restricting women's access to abortion, as well as the false claim that HB 2 would prevent another "Kermit Gosnel...
Tags: Health, Post, Hollywood, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, College, Mexico, Senate, Virginia, America, Austin, Fox, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States


State schools success in fighting 'pot smoking' making it tough for private rivals, says Lord

There are concerns middle-class parents are being priced out of private education [Author: Javier Espinoza]
Tags: Education, Parents, Children, Schools, Private, Middle Class, Javier Espinoza, State



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