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Why business schools often lack diverse faculties and how to make hiring more inclusive

Many business schools lack diverse faculty. SDI Productions/Getty Images Researchers Sonya A. Grier and Sonja Martin Poole examined how business schools select their faculty. They found that to avoid the discomfort of discussing race, it's not mentioned during the selection process. Selection committees also lack a clear definition of 'diversity' and believe themselves to be already diverse. See more stories on Insider's business page. Despite the among America's coll...
Tags: Education, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Diversity, Black, Nordic, Faculty, Contributor, The Conversation US, Business Schools, The Conversation, Contributor 2019, Higher Educaiton, Sonya A Grier


How I’m Budgeting to Go Back to School

As a full-time freelance writer, I’m always looking for ways to advance my career and grow my business. Since I don’t have an educational background in English or writing, I’ve been thinking about getting a creative writing degree for a while.  Recently I decided it was time to take the plunge and start budgeting to go back to school. But with bills to pay and a demanding job, setting aside the time and money needed to be a student is easier said than done. Here are some steps I’m taking to...
Tags: Personal Finance, UK, College, Marketing, US, Budgeting, Saving for College, Affordable College America, Open College


LAUSD school board votes to increase funding to schools based off a student needs index formula

At the same time district officials are grappling with how to help students recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Unified school board has decided to more than double the amount of money distributed to schools based on a formula that takes into account student needs. The district’s Student Equity Needs Index formula is used to calculate how much funds to give each school based on the needs and challenges facing its student population. Schools serving a greater number of students...
Tags: Budget, News, Education, California, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Disneyland, Garcia, Board of Education, Dana, McKenna, Goldberg, LA City Council


As vaccine demand dips, LA County ‘herd immunity’ now expected in July; death toll tops 24,000

With the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations slowing in Los Angeles County, the public health director said Monday, May 10, that it could take slightly longer than originally anticipated for the region to reach a point of so-called herd immunity. The county announced just four new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, although numbers tend to be lower on Mondays due to reporting lags from the weekend. The deaths, however, pushed the county’s death toll across the grim 24,000 milestone, reaching 24,003. Early in ...
Tags: News, Business, Community, Coronavirus, Education, Government, Health, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


Queen’s speech to focus on adult learning and easing planning rules

Levelling up agenda accompanied by bills bringing in voter ID and banning conversion practicesMinisters are to unveil a legislative programme aimed at its new electoral strongholds in northern England and the Midlands, with a Queen’s speech focused on adult education and homeownership.It also features proposals to bring in mandatory voter ID, which has been condemned by US civil rights groups as akin to Republican-style voter suppression. Another plan will pave the way to outlaw conversion pract...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, US, Conservatives, UK News, LGBT rights, Boris Johnson, Further Education, Queen's Speech, North Of England, Midlands


Beutner continues to push for extended school time for LAUSD

Superintendent Austin Beutner isn’t ready to drop the idea of extending classroom time for the upcoming school year, despite a vote by the school board last week to stick with a traditional 180-day instructional calendar based on input from district employees and families who are exhausted after more than a year of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Beutner, who previously made clear his disappointment, said Monday, May 10, that the community could reconsider its decision after people feel m...
Tags: News, Education, La, US, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Bell, District, Woodland Hills, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Huntington Park, Beutner, Top Stories LADN


1619 Project creator responds to McConnell's effort to block its teachings in public schools: He's saying 'the truth is too difficult' for America to bear

The New York Times Magazine journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones rebuts McConnell's argument that its words are "divisive." McConnell and 38 Senate Republicans want to bar the project from being taught in public schools. "He's saying that the truth is too difficult for apparently our nation to bear," Hannah-Jones said of McConnell. See more stories on Insider's business page. The 1619 Project creator Nikole Han...
Tags: Politics, Education, Kentucky, Senate, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, United States, Commission, Slavery, Public Schools, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party


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


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


Kahoot acquires Clever, the US-based edtech portal, for up to $500M

Kahoot, the popular Oslo-based edtech company that has built a big business out of gamifiying education and creating a platform for users to build their own learning games, is making an acquisition to double down on K-12 education and its opportunities to grow in the U.S. It is acquiring Clever, a startup that has built a single sign-on portal for educators, students and their families to build and engage in digital learning classrooms, currently used by about 65% of all U.S. K-12 schools. Kahoo...
Tags: Europe, Education, US, Tech, K-12, M&a, Sam Altman, Clever, Edtech, Oslo, Paul Graham, Tyler, Kahoot, Eilert Hanoa, GSV Founders Fund Lightspeed


New career-readiness program to debut at Crenshaw High this fall

LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner visits with Crenshaw High School students during the announcement of 3DE (Three Dimensional Education) at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The launch in the fall will be the first 3DE project-based instructional model in California. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Eric Mitchell, social media manager at Crenshaw High School, waits for LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner’s arrival during the announcement of 3DE (Three Dim...
Tags: News, Education, California, US, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, Paris, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, McCoy, CRENSHAW, Los Angeles Unified School District


Over 3 million students enrolled in this free Yale class on how to be happier - here are 4 things I loved about it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider Yale's most popular class in history teaches you science-backed steps to becoming happier. Professor Laurie Santos' free online version, The Science of Well-Being, I enrolled and loved it. Santos is an engaging teacher, and the tools are pragmatic and low-lift. How do we live a meaningful life? For how often it's asked, that question isn't easy to answer.Yale prof...
Tags: Reviews, Education, US, Trends, Research, Yale, Ivy League, Santos, Coursera, Online Learning, E-learning, Online Classes, Mercedes Benz, Free Courses, Lifelong learning, Laurie Santos


Why creating inclusive classrooms matters

Editor’s note: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Google.org is working with DonorsChoose to continue their support for more inclusive classrooms through the #ISeeMe campaign. Mr. Andy Yung, a classroom teacher from New York City, shares the power of affirming identities in his classroom. I grew up in Flushing, New York — the same community in Queens where I now teach. I’m honored and grateful to teach students who remind me of my younger self and to interact with their parents who remind me...
Tags: Google, Education, New York City, US, Queens, Google.org, Flushing New York, DonorsChoose, Yung, Diversity and Inclusion, Google org Learn, Andy Yung


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


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


"An adjunct professor teaching her first-ever course at a California college was placed on leave this week after she ripped a student during a class presentation because he said he regards police officers as 'heroes.'"

"The unidentified Cypress College educator was apparently triggered Wednesday during 19-year-old business major Braden Ellis’ Zoom presentation on cancel culture in the US, in which he noted how even animated kids TV shows such as 'Paw Patrol' have come under fire from unhinged cop-haters.... 'You’re saying police officers should be revered, viewed as heroes? They belong on TV shows with children?'" The NY Post reports. Here's the video:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Education, Law, California, Police, US, Children's Tv, Ny Post, Cypress College, Ann Althouse, Braden Ellis


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


Cypress College instructor on leave after interrupting, objecting to student’s pro-police argument

An adjunct professor at Cypress College took a leave of absence after she was seen interrupting a student who referred to police as heroes and prevented him from responding to her criticism during a recorded online class session. The student, Braden Ellis, 19, of Cypress was making a presentation on the term “cancel culture” to his Communications 100C class when the exchange took place during a recorded Zoom meeting that has since gone viral. The instructor involved in the matter will be absent ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Police, US, America, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Cypress, Lausd, Caltech, Ellis, LA County, Cypress College


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


LA County’s indoor arcades, playgrounds can open as more coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions on Friday, April 30, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to 25% capacity, along with other mandated safety modifications. Bars, which are currently allowed to operate outdoors only, had been restricted to op...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, India, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer


New resources on the gender gap in computer science

When it comes to computer science, we still have a lot of work to do to address gaps in education. That’s evident in our latest report with Gallup, Current Perspectives and Continuing Challenges in Computer Science Education in US K-12 Schools. This report is our most recent in a multiple-year series of Diversity in K12 CS education reports with Gallup in an effort to share new research with advocates, administrators, nonprofit partners and the tech industry to continue addressing gaps in comput...
Tags: Google, London, Education, US, Gallup, Computer Science Education, CS First Google, Code with Google, Carina Box, Sahara Jones


Florida legislature passed a bill making it illegal for schools to require COVID-19 vaccines - but a long list of shots are already required to attend school in the state

Requiring proof of a coronavirus vaccination is becoming increasingly common as states and countries move to loosen restrictions and open up travel. Jon Cherry / Stringer / Getty Images The Florida legislature passed a bill banning schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. The state of Florida requires a long list of vaccines for public school students. Gov. Ron DeSantis already passed an executive order banning businesses from requiring "vaccine passports." See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Science, Florida, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines, COVID-19 vaccine, Vaccine Passport, School, Education


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


How the Clash Embraced New York’s Hip Hop Scene with Their Single “The Magnificent Seven” & “The Magnificent Dance”

“Before playing guitar for Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley,” John Kruth writes at the Observer, “Gary Lucas worked as a copywriter for CBS/Epic Records,” where he fell in love with a punk band called the Clash, just signed to the label in 1977. “They weren’t easy to work with,” he remembered. “Like Frank Zappa, they spoke about politics, government and corporate interference with radio. They were, as I said, when I came up with the slogan to promote the album: ‘The only group that mat...
Tags: Facebook, Chuck, Music, New York, College, New York City, US, Bronx, Public Enemy, Frank Zappa, ESG, Jones, Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas, Blondie, Rage Against The Machine


How the Clash Embraced New York’s Hip Hop Scene and Released the Dance Track, “The Magnificent Dance” (1981)

“Before playing guitar for Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley,” John Kruth writes at the Observer, “Gary Lucas worked as a copywriter for CBS/Epic Records,” where he fell in love with a punk band called the Clash, just signed to the label in 1977. “They weren’t easy to work with,” he remembered. “Like Frank Zappa, they spoke about politics, government and corporate interference with radio. They were, as I said, when I came up with the slogan to promote the album: ‘The only group that mat...
Tags: Facebook, Chuck, Music, New York, College, New York City, US, Bronx, Public Enemy, Frank Zappa, ESG, Jones, Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas, Blondie, Rage Against The Machine


Biden will unveil $1.8 trillion spending plan to extend cash payments for parents, set up universal pre-K and free community college

President Joe Biden speaks during an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden is unveiling $1.8 trillion in new economic programs for families on Wednesday. The plan extend cash payments for parents and set up universal Pre-K - paid for with tax hikes on the wealthy. Biden's spending plans would rank among the largest in US history. See more...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Merck, Childcare, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats


Biden unveils $1.8 trillion spending plan to extend cash payments for parents, set up universal pre-K and free community college

President Joe Biden at an event with the CEOs of Johnson & Johnson and Merck on March 10. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden is unveiling $1.8 trillion in new economic programs for families on Wednesday. The plan would extend cash payments for parents and set up universal pre-K. Biden's spending plans would rank among the largest in US history. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will unveil a $1.8 trillion economic-aid plan during his address t...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Merck, Childcare, Joe Biden, Economy, Policy, Infrastructure, Democrats, Gop


The 39 highest-paying jobs you can get without a bachelor's degree

Subway operators make a median salary of $69,440 a year and need at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Mario Tama/Getty Images Not all jobs require a four-year college degree or higher to earn a large salary. We looked at jobs where the typical education requirement is less than a bachelor's degree. The following are the 39 highest-paying jobs where you don't need a four-year degree to pursue them. See more stories on Insider's business page. 39. Farmers, ranchers,...
Tags: Transportation, Jobs, Education, College, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Pay, Features, Farmers, Salary, Mike Segar, Shaun, Justin Sullivan, Justin Sullivan Getty


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


India’s LEAD School raises $30 million to reach more students

An Indian startup that is helping to better serve students from middle and low-income groups of families said on Monday it has raised $30 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its efforts in the world’s second most populous nation. GSV Ventures and WestBridge led the Series D financing round of the Indian startup, which has raised over $69 million to date. , founded by couple Sumeet Mehta and Smita Deorah in 2012, has developed an integrated system to help K-12 schools with th...
Tags: Asia, Education, India, Funding, US, Tech, New Delhi, Mehta, Deborah Quazzo, GSV, Westbridge, Lead School, GSV Ventures, Sumeet Mehta, Smita Deorah, Deorah



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