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Meet billionaire investor Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs who spends much of her $21 billion on charity and says her kids won't inherit the fortune

Laurene Powell Jobs. Steve Jennings/Getty Images Laurene Powell Jobs more than the widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. She's also a powerful impact investor and philanthropist with a net worth of $21.7 billion. Powell Jobs hosts elaborate Halloween shows at her Silicon Valley home and owns a $110 million yacht. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Laurene Powell Jobs is much more than just Steve Jobs' widow. The 57-year-old billionaire is a formidable presence i...
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Here's how much every US state pays its teachers and how much they spend on each student

Public school teachers made $61,730, on average, in 2018-2019. Getty Images May 3 to May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. The typical public school teacher's salary varies across the country. The following is how much public school teachers made during the 2019-2020 school year. See more stories on Insider's business page. 51. Mississippi Rogelio V. Solis/AP 2019-2020 average teacher salary: $45,192Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -6.6%State spendi...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Texas, Education, Montana, Massachusetts, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Teachers, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, North Dakota, New Hampshire


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


Coronavirus: LA County aims to vaccinate 80% of residents by end of June

Los Angeles County is on track to attain its goal of vaccinating 80% of residents 16 and older against the coronavirus by the end of June, Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s public health department said Friday, April 16. Allocations of the vaccines are slowly inching upward to meet the demand. County vaccination sites administered 670,000 doses from April 4 to April 11, Simon said, reflecting a pace of 100,000 shots given each day. Of the 5 million residents 16 to 49 years old w...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Metro, Simon, State


Coronavirus: LA County on track for regional herd immunity

Los Angeles County is on track to vaccinating 80% of residents 16 and older against the coronavirus by the end of June, Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s public health department said Friday, April 16. Allocations of the vaccines are slowly inching upward to meet the demand. County vaccination sites administered 670,000 doses from April 4 to April 11, Simon said, reflecting a pace of 100,000 shots given each day. Of the 5 million residents 16 to 49 years old who became eligible ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Metro, Simon, State


LA County agrees to partner with Blue Shield on vaccination network

After weeks of concern over potentially losing the huge network of vaccination sites it had built, Los Angeles County has formally agreed to collaborate with healthcare giant Blue Shield, which will provide performance metrics to assess the success of the rollout. The agreement allows the county to continue to coordinate vaccinations via its nearly 400 vaccine providers throughout the region, including in such hard-hit area as South and East L.A. and pockets of the San Fernando Valley. ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Blue Shield, Pasadena, State, Los Angeles County


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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California cancels sideline cheerleading, citing coronavirus concerns

The roar of the crowds is muted this spring, as high school sports continue their return to Southern California. There are a handful of spectators in the stands, sometimes in assigned seating, always 6 feet apart. But under new state guidance, there are no cheerleaders on the sidelines at many games. “Football players are allowed on the field with no masks, but cheerleaders are not,” Riverside mother Allison Yrungaray said. “It just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.” Cheerleaders and their pare...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Jerry Brown, Anna, Riverside County, Southern California, San Bernardino, State, Reed, Riverside, Manhattan Beach


As LA County opens up vaccines for millions with health challenges, officials urge patience

As infection and hospitalization rates continue to decline and Los Angeles County begins to turn the corner on recovery, officials have expanded vaccine access to include the region’s sickest and disabled as of Monday, March 15. But those who now qualify may have to wait days or weeks to get an appointment, officials said during a Monday news conference. Barbara Ferrer, director of the county’s Department of Public Health, said it may take a few weeks for qualified residents to get an appointmen...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Emergency, Lausd, State, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County, Solis


I’m high-risk for COVID-19 and eligible for a vaccine starting Monday. What do I need to know?

On Monday, Californians age 16 to 64 with underlying conditions can receive the coronavirus vaccine, adding 4.4 million people to the list eligible folks. It’s a population that is particularly vulnerable at any age to suffer the worst of the disease, officials said. Related links Some LAUSD parents welcome elementary reopening pact, but others criticize middle/high school plan State makes it official: LA County in red tier, will reopen businesses Monday Coronavirus: ‘Hero pay’ for grocery...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Orange County, Riverside County


State makes it official: LA County in red tier, will reopen businesses Monday

Los Angeles County will officially move into the state’s less restrictive red tier on Monday, March 15, signaling the reopening of a wide range of indoor activities such as in-school learning for grades 7-12, indoor dining at restaurants, plus movie theaters, gyms, museums, zoos and aquariums, all with limited capacity. The county will be allowed to advance quicker into the red tier as the state announced Friday, March 12, that it reached a benchmark of administering at least 2 million vaccine d...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Stanford, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Ducks, San Bernardino, State, Los Angeles County, Knott, San Bernardino County


LA County reports 22 deaths, 1,313 new coronavirus cases as major shipment of vaccines rolls in

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials reported 22 new deaths and 1,313 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, March 7. The lower-than-usual numbers may be reflective of scaled-back weekend record keeping, but marked significant decline from an uptick in mid-week numbers that raised concern for officials after weeks of statistical downturns. The new numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,203,152 cases and 22,029 deaths since the pandemic began. Nearly 5.9 mission county residents h...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Va, Community, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Eric Garcetti, Major League Baseball


Inspectors find ‘deficiencies’ at virus test lab in Valencia

By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press Inspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California’s new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday, Feb. 22, partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab’s private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract. A fraction of 1% of the more than 1.5 million tests processed at the Valencia Branch Laboratory had problems, the state said in a preliminary report, but Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Disneyland


LAUSD superintendent believes April 9 reopening still feasible for elementary schools

Los Angeles Unified schools Superintendent Austin Beutner on Monday, Feb. 22, doubled down on his challenge to elected officials to get elementary campuses in the nation’s second-largest school district up and running by April 9, insisting it can be done if vaccines are prioritized for school employees. And in anticipation that a more general school reopening can occur by then, the district will resume providing child care, one-one-one and small group instruction, special education services and ...
Tags: News, Education, Microsoft, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, SEIU, Disneyland, Local News, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, State, Inglewood, Service Employees International Union Local


Newsom touts new Southern California vaccine pop-ups as counties transition to Blue Shield network

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited two federally funded pop-up coronavirus vaccination sites in Southern California on Sunday, Feb. 21, part of a statewide tour of such spots aimed at immunizing the state’s hardest-hit communities. The visit coincided with the launch of the transition to a new centralized system — which will include Riverside County in its first wave — to manage the state’s thus-far bumpy rollout of the badly needed vaccine. Newsom, flanked by several local elected leaders, said the mobi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Associated Press, Pfizer, Blue Shield, Orange County, Riverside County


Why some senior living communities are struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines for their residents

Residents at the Bridgecreek Holiday Retirement Community in West Covina, Tom Rathman, left, Matthew Richardson, and Gene Trinaystich, right, wait to get their COVID-19 inoculations from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Peggy Weickert gets her COVID-19 inoculation from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Healtat the Bridgecreek Hol...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Community, John, Nancy, Woods, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Why some independent senior communities are struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines for their residents

Residents at the Bridgecreek Holiday Retirement Community in West Covina, Tom Rathman, left, Matthew Richardson, and Gene Trinaystich, right, wait to get their COVID-19 inoculations from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Peggy Weickert gets her COVID-19 inoculation from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Healtat the Bridgecreek Hol...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Community, John, Nancy, Woods, Gavin Newsom, State


The Breathtaking Courage of Harriet Tubman: An Animated History Lesson Speaks to Her Place on the $20 Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv7YhVKFqbQ I was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and I can say what many others cannot. I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.  —Harriet Tubman Remember how one of the Obama administration’s final initiatives was to redesign the $20 bill, banishing Andrew Jackson, a slaveholder, to a minor role on the back of the bill, in favor of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who was born into slavery? The announcement arrived on the he...
Tags: Google, Nbc, Obama, College, White House, US, Economics, History, Atlantic, Current Affairs, Treasury, Lincoln, The New York Times, Bill, Jackson, Biden


A Brief Animated History Lesson on Harriet Tubman Speaks to Her Place on the $20 Bill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv7YhVKFqbQ I was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, and I can say what many others cannot. I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.  —Harriet Tubman Remember how one of the Obama administration’s final initiatives was to redesign the $20 bill, banishing Andrew Jackson, a slaveholder, to a minor role on the back of the bill, in favor of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who was born into slavery? The announcement arrived on the he...
Tags: Google, Nbc, Obama, College, White House, US, Economics, History, Atlantic, Current Affairs, Treasury, Lincoln, The New York Times, Bill, Jackson, Biden


Popular former Big Island Mayor Kenoi succumbs to cancer, Legislature seeks to tighten reins of auditor, gambling bills introduced, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Billy Kenoi on Dec. 6, 2016, at his last ribbon-cutting  Former Mayor Billy Kenoi succumbs to cancer: Kenoi leaves a long legacy of a bodacious life. Hawaii lost a rising political star and ambassador of aloha Tuesday with the death of former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi. West Hawaii Today.Praise pours in for former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi. Former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, once a rising star in the Hawaii Democratic Party, died Tuesday at his home in Volcano after a bou...
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Southern California likely to remain on stay-home orders, Gov Newsom says

The regional stay-at-home order affecting Southern California until Monday Dec. 28 will likely be extended, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a midday briefing from his residence where he was quarantining. Newsom was said to have entered a 10-day mandatory quarantine after a staffer tested positive for the coronavirus. Given the skyrocketing number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks, Newsom said the stay-at-home orders for Southern California and San Joaquin would l...
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Southern California’s ICU capacity falls to 0%, an alarming sign amid deepening coronavirus surge

Southern California’s intensive-care unit bed capacity fell to 0% on Thursday, Dec. 17, an alarming nadir for the region’s healthcare system — though one that had seem like an inevitability for more than a week as the worsening coronavirus surge sapped available ICU beds daily. Thursday’s decline from 0.5% the day before was the 10th consecutive day available ICU bed capacity dropped. The metric, which state officials update daily, has become the critical marker in the fight against the coronavi...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Southern California, San Bernardino, State, Los Angeles County, California Department of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer, California Nurses Association, Los Angeles Orange Riverside


Kevin Allison (The State, RISK!) Discusses Confessional Comedy on Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #70

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_70_11-11-20.mp3 Kevin was in the infamous, NYU-based sketch comedy group The State which had a show for a season on MTV and seemed like it was going to get picked up by CBS, but no. After several years getting over this disappointment, Kevin discovered a new outlet for his energies: He delivers, curates, and coaches personal stories (bordering on too personal, thus the “risk”) for his stage show and pod...
Tags: Google, Comedy, Podcasts, College, Mtv, Storytelling, Cbs, Nyu, State, Facebook Twitter, Kevin, David Sedaris, Marc Maron, Kevin Allison, Pretty Much Pop, Mark Linsenmayer Erica Spyres


New York schools to close again as US approaches 250,000 Covid deaths – live

New York City public schools to close again on ThursdayPresident-elect Biden peaks virtually with healthcare workersTrump campaign to request recounts in two Wisconsin countiesHouse Democrats reelect Pelosi as nominee for speakerSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.27pm GMT Arizona’s secretary of state released a statement condemning the escalating threats of violence against her family and her office.Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, said the attacks were not surprising and...
Tags: Dane, New York, Education, Milwaukee, New York City, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, Arizona, Schools, Wisconsin, Kenya, Biden, Donald Trump


Joe Biden The Overwhelming Favorite In Mock Election Held By California Students

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — If California students had their say, Joe Biden would be elected the next President of the United States. Last week, a total of 181 schools across the state participated in a mock election where students got to vote on the presidential race and California ballot measures that will be on the real ballot come November. The results from the mock election were released on Tuesday by Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office. By an overwhelming 67.64 percent to 17.98 percent margi...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Local, Sacramento, Joe Biden, United States, Donald Trump, State, Padilla, Alex Padilla, Donald Trump California, California Schools


The 10 US states with the lowest salaries for public school teachers

Grant Halverson/Getty Images Salaries for New York and California teachers in public elementary and secondary schools are two of the highest salaries for this occupation in the US, according to 2018-2019 data from the National Center for Education Statistics. But there are quite a few states that make low pay relative to other states and DC.  In the 2018-2019 school year, teachers in Mississippi made an average of $45,574, the lowest average annual salary for public school teachers nation...
Tags: Utah, Florida, New York, Mississippi, Education, California, Washington Post, US, Trends, Strategy, Features, Dc, Teacher, Rick Bowmer, State, Salt Lake Tribune


The US states with the highest salaries for public school teachers

Two teachers in New York prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. New York has the highest average annual public school teacher salary based on 2018-2019 academic year data. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Some US teachers will return to in-person schooling in the upcoming weeks, and some school districts have already started the school year.These are the states where public school teachers made the highest average salaries in the 2018-2019 academic year, all of which are greater than the US a...
Tags: School, New York, News, Maryland, Education, US, Trends, Features, Michigan, Dc, Salary, Andrew Cuomo, District Of Columbia, The Washington Post, Rhode Island, State


UK coronavirus live: Johnson says UK prepared for more 'wretched Covid' as some pupils return to school

PM also claims workers heading back to offices ‘in huge numbers’; Gavin Williamson to face MPs after exams fiasco Decision due ‘very soon on delaying GCSEs and A-levelsGap between rich and poor pupils in England ‘grows by 46% in a year’Hancock favoured Tory areas with lockdown changesLittle room for manoeuvre as UK Covid cases increaseLatest global coronavirus updates 12.19pm BST Ben Wallace, the defence secretary, has admitted he made a “mistake” when he broke social distancing guidelines b...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Sweden, Education, Australia, UK News, Tony Abbott, Schools, Boris Johnson, Defence, Tory, Johnson, Patrick Wintour, Abbott, State


Apple and T-Mobile to Supply 1 Million iPads to California Students

Apple and T-Mobile are to supply students in California with up to one million iPads, according to a press release from the California Department of Education. Apple and T-Mobile are collaborating to provide iPads with high-speed cellular connectivity to students across California, as planning for distance learning in the next school year takes shape. Apple and T-Mobile will fulfill orders directly from districts, offering significant discounts in addition to standard education volume pricing...
Tags: Apple, Education, California, T Mobile, State, Tony Thurmond, iPad (low cost, Susan Prescott Apple, California Department of Education Apple


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...
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