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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


The 10 best universities in the US, based on student experiences and outcomes, faculty research, and diversity

Harvard University ranks at the top of QS' list of the best US universities again. DenisTangneyJr/Getty Images QS Quacquarelli Symonds just published the second annual list of the best US universities. The research firm used four kinds of metrics to develop an overall score for 352 universities. The following are the 10 US universities that ranked at the top of the 2021 QS ranking. See more stories on Insider's business page. 10. University of Pennsylvania f11photo/Getty...
Tags: Education, Stanford, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Mit, Harvard, United States, Harvard University, Cambridge, Universities, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, University Of California Berkeley


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


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...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, California, Youtube, College, France, America, San Francisco, History, Britain, United States, Portugal, Tokyo, Parliament, John Adams


Prominent Latina activist Sylvia Mendez speaks via Zoom to La Puente High students

La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, student Berenice De Anda and activist Sylvia Mendez on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session....
Tags: News, Education, California, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, Westminster, Lausd, Perez, Brown, Board of Education, La Puente, LA County, Sylvia


Get 30-Day Free Access to a Udacity Nanodegree Program & Start Learning for Free

FYI: Until May 23, you can have 30-day free access to a Udacity Nanodegree program and start learning for free. Popular Udacity Nanodegree subjects include: Intro to Programming, Become a Product Manager, Become a Data Scientist, Digital Marketing, and Become a Data Analyst. But there are many more subjects to choose from. The deal is open to residents of the United States and most other countries around the globe, with the exception of India, Brazil, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Om...
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Granada Hills Charter High wins its 8th US Academic Decathlon championship

GRANADA HILLS — Granada Hills Charter High School won its eighth national Academic Decathlon championship this weekend, officials announced Saturday. The team scored 52,656.7 points out of a possible 60,000. Granada Hills, which had most recently won the title in 2019, beat out its longtime rival, El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, to win the state competition in late March. This year’s winning team of students is Dwaipayan Chanda, Eunice Choi, Joshua Choi, Rachel Heo (alterna...
Tags: Texas, News, Education, US, California News, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, Illinois, Kurt Vonnegut, Caltech, Lee, Soviet Union, Woodland Hills, LA County


Erase All Kittens raises $1M Seed round for Mario-style game which teaches girls to code

Erase All Kittens (EAK) is an EdTech startup that created a ‘Mario-style’ web-based game designed for kids aged 8-12. However, the game has a twist: it places an emphasis on inspiring girls to code (since let’s face it, most coding tools are created by men). After reaching 160,000 players in over 100 countries, it’s now raised a $1M Seed funding led by Twinkl Educational Publishing, with participation from first investor Christian Reyntjens of the A Black Square family office, alongside angel in...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Science, Education, US, Stem, Articles, Entrepreneur, Css, Javascript, United States, United Kingdom, Pwc, Html


Watch 400+ Documentaries from German Broadcaster Deutsche Welle: Art Forgery, Fashion Photography, the Mona Lisa, and More

You’re certainly familiar with Nouvelle Vague, the “French new wave” that shook up world cinema in the mid-2oth century. You’ve probably also heard of Hallyu, the “Korean wave” of pop music and television dramas (and, increasingly, films) now crashing across not just Asia but the West. As for Deutsche Welle, literally the “German wave,” you may know the term better in its abbreviated form: DW, the brand of Germany’s public international broadcaster. Here on Open Culture we’ve previously ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Photography, Television, College, Germany, Berlin, Africa, West, United States, Seoul, Roma, Turkmenistan, Goethe Institut


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


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


National Merit Scholarship Awards 2021 corporate-sponsored high school winners in LA County

  A high school senior’s decorated graduation cap message. (Photo by Michael Kitada, Contributing Photographer)   The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of high school students in Los Angeles County on April 21 who are recipients of corporate-sponsored scholarships in 2021. The corporate-sponsored awards are financed by about 140 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. The NMSC estimates that about one thousand seniors nationwide have won ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, United States, High School, Local News, Scholarships, Los Angeles County, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories SGVT


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...
Tags: Google, College, America, History, Architecture, United States, Tokyo, John, Seoul, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lincoln Logs, Wright, Facebook Twitter, Oak Park Illinois, Imperial Hotel, John Lloyd Wright


The Digital Lomax Archive Provides Free Access to the Pioneering Recordings of John & Alan Lomax, Compiled Across 7 Decades

The work of ethnomusicologist father and son team John and Alan Lomax was intended to preserve the local musical cultures of the United States and regions around the world against an encroaching mass media threatening to erase them. But the thousands of Lomax recordings, films, books, articles, and other documents not only conserved regional music; they also helped transform mass culture by introducing local forms that have since become part of a global musical grammar. Lomax and his son...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, Mississippi, College, Kentucky, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, History, United States, Cbs, Columbia University, John, Alan, Facebook Twitter, Dylan


Board’s vote puts LAUSD on path to providing universal preschool by 2024

LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gonez launches a push for universal preschool in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 with UTLA Vice President Julie Van Winkle and School Board Member Jackie Goldberg at LAUSD’s Arminta Early Education Center in North Hollywood on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Children return to a second day of preschool at LAUSD’s Arminta Early Education Center in North Hollywood where LAUSD School Board President ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Community, Lausd, Chinatown, Gavin Newsom, Board, LA County


Outschool is the newest edtech unicorn

Outschool, a marketplace providing small-group, virtual after-school activities for children has raised a $75 million Series C led by Coatue and Tiger Global Management. TechCrunch first learned of the round from sources familiar with the transaction; the company confirmed the deal to TechCrunch later today. The new funding values Outschool’s at $1.3 billion, around 4 times higher than its roughly $320 million valuation set less than a year ago. To date, Outschool has raised $130 million in vent...
Tags: TC, UK, Education, Funding, Tech, United States, Fundraising, Airbnb, Tiger Global, Edtech, Early Stage, Unicorn, Pandemic, Series C, Outschool, COVID-19


Watch a Master Japanese Printmaker at Work: Two Unintentionally Relaxing ASMR Videos

Today we can appreciate Japanese woodblock prints from sizable online archives whenever we like, and even download them for ourselves. Before the internet, how many chances would we have had even to encounter such works of art in the course of life? Very few of us, certainly, would ever have beheld a Japanese printmaker at work, but here in the age of streaming video, we all can. In the Smithsonian video above, printmaker Keiji Shinohara demonstrates a suite of traditional techniques (an...
Tags: Google, Art, College, United States, Tokyo, Asmr, Seoul, Pacific Ocean, Kyoto, Osaka, Facebook Twitter, Bob Ross, Colin Marshall, Facebook Watch, Shinohara, 21st Century Los Angeles


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


5 Free Online Courses on Marx’s Capital from Prof. David Harvey

Geographer and Marxist scholar David Harvey did not set out to become a Marxist. He didn’t even know what a Marxist was. He simply started to read Marx one day, at the age of 35, because all of the other social science methods he had applied in his study of the housing market and social unrest in US cities “didn’t seem to be working well,” he says in a Jacobin interview. “So, I started to read Marx, and I found it more and more relevant…. After I cited Marx a few times favorably, people pretty ...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, China, India, US, Economics, Britain, United States, Johns Hopkins, Western Europe, Marx, Facebook Twitter, Harvey, City University of New York, Josh Jones


The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Sung in the Indigenous Mi’kmaq Language

To raise awareness of her native language, 16-year-old Emma Stevens sang a version of The Beatles’ 1968 classic “Blackbird” in the Mi’kmaq language, an Eastern Algonquian language spoken by nearly 11,000 in Canada and the United States. A member of the Eskasoni First Nation, the Nova Scotia student sang lyrics that were painstakingly translated by Katani Julian, a teacher who works in language revitalization. Julian told WBUR. “My language is very different from other ones.” “There’s a l...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Canada, United States, Facebook Twitter, Julian, WBUR, Emma Stevens, Katani Julian


Prof. David Harvey Makes 5 Courses on Marx’s Capital Available for Free

Geographer and Marxist scholar David Harvey did not set out to become a Marxist. He didn’t even know what a Marxist was. He simply started to read Marx one day, at the age of 35, because all of the other social science methods he had applied in his study of the housing market and social unrest in US cities “didn’t seem to be working well,” he says in a Jacobin interview. “So, I started to read Marx, and I found it more and more relevant…. After I cited Marx a few times favorably, people pretty ...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, China, India, US, Economics, Britain, United States, Johns Hopkins, Western Europe, Marx, Facebook Twitter, Harvey, City University of New York, Josh Jones


The Archive of Healing Is Now Online: UCLA’s Digital Database Provides Access to Thousands of Traditional & Alternative Healing Methods

Photo by Katherine Hanlon on Unsplash Folk medicine is, or should be, antithetical to capitalism, meaning it should not be possible to trademark, copyright, or otherwise own and sell plants and natural remedies to which everyone has access. The entire reason such practices developed over the course of millennia was to help communities of close affiliation survive and thrive, not to foster market competition between companies and individuals. The impulse to profit from suffering has distorted wh...
Tags: Health, Google, College, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Archives, Ucla, United States of America, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of California Los Angeles, Hyperallergic, Durham NC Follow, Valentina Di Liscia, Katherine Hanlon, Wayland Hand


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...
Tags: Energy, TC, Real Estate, Education, Congress, La, White House, Articles, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Supply Chains, Joe Biden, Broadband, Infrastructure, United States


Kidney Exchange: An Operations Perspective

Kidney exchange has become a standard form of transplantation in the United States and a few other countries in part because of exchange process improvements. However, much more needs to be done: There are still many more patients in need of transplants than can be saved. [Author: by Itai Ashlagi and Alvin E. Roth]
Tags: College, United States, Alvin E Roth, by Itai Ashlagi and Alvin E. Roth, Itai Ashlagi


BirdCast: You Can Now Forecast the Migration of Birds Across the U.S. Just Like the Weather

We talk about the weather more often than we talk about most things, other natural phenomena included. We certainly talk about the weather more often than we talk about birds, much to the disappointment of ornithological enthusiasts. This could be down to the comparative robustness of weather prediction, both as a tradition and as a daily technological presence in our lives. We can hardly avoid seeing the weather forecast, but when was the last time you checked the bird forecast? Such a thing d...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Maps, College, US, Nature, United States, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Colorado State University, Kottke, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Adriaan Dokter, Cornell Lab of Ornithology BirdCast, BirdCast


North Highlands Dad Angry His Daughter Is Being Taught About Black Lives Matter

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Tags: News, Education, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, United States, BLM, North Highlands, Ella, California Department of Education, Black Lives Matter Sacramento, Tanya Faison, Sacramento s Black Lives Matter, San Juan High School, San Juan Unified School District, Garren Bratcher


North Highlands Dad Angry His Daughter Is Being Taught About Black Lives Matter

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Tags: News, Education, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, United States, BLM, North Highlands, Ella, California Department of Education, Black Lives Matter Sacramento, Tanya Faison, Sacramento s Black Lives Matter, San Juan High School, San Juan Unified School District, Garren Bratcher


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...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, California News, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community


17-Year-Old Adeline Harris Creates a Quilt Collecting 360 Signatures of the Most Famous People of the 19th Century: Lincoln, Dickens, Emerson & More (1863)

These days, anyone can reach out to hundreds of celebrities, artists, writers, major heads of state, etc., on social media (or to the interns and assistants who run their accounts). Instantaneous connection also means hundreds of near-instantaneous comments in near-real time. It can occasionally mean near-instantaneous influencer fame. For 17-year-old Adeline Harris, it would take seven years or so to get in touch with 360 of the biggest names in literature, politics, philosophy, science, and o...
Tags: Google, Art, College, History, United States, Charles Dickens, Lincoln, Rhode Island, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, Peck, Hale, Adeline, Durham NC Follow, Sarah Hale



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