Spilt milk

Photo by Newtown Graffiti on Flickr  Accidents will happen. And occasionally, maybe they should. Accidents are not welcome in most schools. Children are usually told to be more careful and 'not to do it again' when mishaps occur. Yet accidents can often be just as important in our education as learning knowledge and skills. What's more, they probably prepare students for a world of work where mistakes may not necessarily be a bad thing. Reflect for a moment on some of the serendipitous ...
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What's new in Scratch 3.0, a programming language designed for kids

In 2013, the MIT Media Lab started creating a new version of Scratch, a graphical, block-based programming language used by tens of millions of kids to create and share interactive stories, games and animations. We partnered with the Media Lab on this new version of the language—Scratch 3.0—and the Google Blockly team developed the programming language’s graphical coding blocks. OurCS First program, which offers kids in fourth through eighth grades Scratch coding lessons, also created new activi...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Beutner urges teachers to get back to classroom, says district lost $25 million on first day of walkout

As thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers headed back to the picket lines Tuesday, the district’s chief urged teachers and their union to come back to the classroom, and made a plea for a renewed effort to seek funding from Sacramento to meet teachers’ demands. “Our students are best served with an educator in every classroom,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner in a morning news conference. “We need our educators back in our classrooms, helping to inspire our students.”...
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Hautelinks: WTF Trends of 2019, Is Marie Kondo Feminist?, Meghan Markle V-Day Outfits, & More

Here are our all time favorite blog posts and news stories of the week. Looking for a new read? Check out this winter reading list from the team at Lauren Conrad.I know we've done a ton of trend posts lately, but it's so much fun! These are some more fashion trends to expect in 2019.And here are some even wilder trends (some of which I'm not sure are trends, like the surfer girl one) to be on the lookout for.Not sure if we posted about this already but if not it bears repeating: Game of Thrones...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 3: Thousands of teachers heading back to picket lines as UTLA calls out district for ‘mixed messages’

LOS ANGELES — The first teachers strike to hit the Los Angeles Unified School District in 30 years goes into its third day today as thousands of educators seeking increased pay, smaller class sizes and the hiring of more support staff, such as nurses, counselors and librarians. Teachers at The Accelerated Schools charter school in South Los Angeles also went on strike — it began Tuesday — and are calling for increased teachers’ salaries and health benefits in order to bolster teacher retention. ...
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5 Favorite DIY Recipes with Essential Oils

One of my favorite things to do with our Young Living essential oils is create non-toxic, chemical-free DIY health and beauty items, and these are five of my favorite recipes for moisturized skin and glossy lips: Peppermint Sugar Scrub, Anti-Aging Face Serum, Energizing Body Oil, Rosemary Remembrance Balm, and Cinna-Mint Lip Gloss. I hope they inspire you to whip up some DIY beauty products of your own! See the bottom of the post for information about the essential oils I use and the sale that’...
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Reverse Mortgages Could Gain Attention as Hopkins Moves to Carson Group

Financial planner, retirement income specialist and professor Jamie Hopkins has joined financial management company Carson Group as vice president of private client services and director of retirement research, as of January 1. Hopkins, a noted advocate for financial education in the retirement income space and prominent voice in the reverse mortgage community, will maintain his position as a member of the Funding Longevity Task Force at the American College of Financial Services. The Task Fo...
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Psychology Around the Net: January 19, 2019

Within this week’s Psychology Around the Net, you’re going to meet a psychiatrist who uses social media for good, get a plethora of self-care tips (many of which I guarantee you haven’t thought of), find out just exactly how many happy facial expressions we have, and more. Enjoy! You Have 17 Different Facial Expressions to Show Happiness (and That’s Reason to Smile): After a recent study involving more than seven million online images and 30 countries, Aleix Martinez, a cognitive scientist an...
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Style Inspiration from the Critics Choice Awards 2019

Got a formal event coming up? Here's how to dress just like the stars on the Critics Choice Awards blue carpet!Awards season is officially underway! I am so excited! It's always so much fun to watch my favorite stars be recognized for their work. This last Sunday, The Critics' Choice Awards were held and they brought together some of the biggest names in television and movies. Members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association voted on 2018's b...
Tags: Celebs, College, Inspiration, Julia Roberts, Prada, Calvin Klein, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Gaga, Louis Vuitton, Celebrity Fashion, Red Carpet, Emily, Julia

University of Virginia announces $120m gift to fund new data science school

One of America’s oldest universities is launching a school for one of the world’s youngest disciplines. The University of Virginia announced today that it has received a $120 million private donation to endow a new School of Data Science. The donation is the largest in the university’s history, and will create the twelfth school at the university. The donation was offered by the Quantitative Foundation, which is based in UVA’s hometown of Charlottesville. Jaffray Woodriff, the founder and CEO of...
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A New Edition of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 That’s Only Readable When You Apply Heat to Its Pages: Pre-Order It Today

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, a novel of a nearly bookless dystopian future in which "firemen" go around burning any last volumes they can find, lends itself well to highly physical special editions. Last year we featured an asbestos-bound, fireproof version, 200 copies of which were published at the book's first printing in 1953. The year before we featured an experimental edition perhaps even more faithfully reflective of the story's premise, one whose all-black pages only reveal the ...
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LAUSD School Board member Schmerelson goes his own way on Beutner’s handling of strike: ‘I couldn’t keep quiet anymore’

A Los Angeles Unified School District board member representing the West San Fernando Valley criticized Superintendent Austin Beutner’s handling of this week’s massive strike, arguing there is more money to fulfill some of the teachers’ contract demands in what has become the first walkout in the giant school system in 30 years. Board member Scott Schmerelson issued a statement this week pledging his support to teachers on the picket lines. It highlighted the rift on the school board among those...
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Live coverage of the LAUSD teacher strike

After last-minute negotiations to avert a strike failed, 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles union are walking out Monday in the first strike in the Los Angeles Unified School District since 1989. Follow our reporters and photographers as they cover the teachers picketing and the impact on students and schools.
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Educational Play Kit Company Osmo Sold to India’s Edtech Firm Byju’s for $120M

Byju’s, an edtech company based in India that claims a $3.6 billion valuation based on its sales success there, announced it has acquired Palo Alto, CA-based learning-through-play firm Osmo for $120 million.Named after the teacher Byju Raveendran, who founded the company in 2011, Byju’s is making its first acquisition in the United States to advance its goals of expanding globally and adding very young children to its user base. The company, which announced the deal Wednesday, had already made ...
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If You Live Somewhere Cold, Here Are the 3 Winter Items You Need to Spend More On

If you're battling against snow or rain this winter, you can't afford to cheap out on these three essentials. Every year, when wintertime rolls around, millions of college students are faced with the same dilemma: style or warmth? Indeed, it isn't easy to combine the two, especially when you're on a college budget. That said, that adorable Forever 21 faux leather bomber probably won't keep you warm when the wind chill is in the negative digits. Oftentimes you need to spend a bit more to get som...
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Top 10 Celebrity Fashion Icons of the 2000s

Follow me down memory lane ... into the fashion world of the 2000s! Photo: Pacific Coast News Get ready to feel some intense nostalgia mixed with some major embarrassment as we look back at 2000s fashion and the most fashionable stars of the 2000s.As you probably remember (if you haven't blocked it out), the 2000s were filled with fun fashion statements like halter tops, shimmery lipgloss, trucker hats, lace-up jeans, bedazzled jean pockets, choker necklaces, gaucho pants, sweats with "JUICY" ...
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Making Sense of White Paintings: A Short Art History Lesson on Minimalism and the All-White Painting

“I could do that” goes the refrain of philistines at modern art galleries, sometimes followed by a “Hell, my dog/cat/baby/elephant could do that!” Sophisticates smirk knowing smirks. Oh no, sir or madam, they most certainly could not. But maybe everyone, at some level, comes across Agnes Martin’s White Stone or Jo Baer’s Untitled (White Square Lavender) and thinks it looks like someone “just took a tube of white paint and spread it on a canvas.” It's tempting to imagine, notes Vox in the...
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An Animated History of Cheese: 10,000 Years in Under Six Minutes

We can now eat cheese nearly anywhere in the world, and most world cuisines seem to have found — to varying degrees of success — ways of working the stuff into their native dishes. But if cheese has gone and continues to go global, from where did its journey begin? The TED-Ed video above can tell you that and more, having been written by University of Vermont professor of nutrition and food sciences Paul Kindstedt, author of Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Wester...
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My Truth About Losing a Parent

The truth is -- death sucks, but hopefully it can help you see life with a different perspective. On January 25th, 2015 two little words changed my life.Staring into the headlights of my cousins car, my mom's tiny frame ran towards me. My knees felt like they cracked through the pavement as I saw the tears run down her face and she whispered the words we were too afraid to even think. "He's gone." In an instant I went from the girl with a full family to the girl who lost the first man in her li...
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‘I’m just gonna presume it’s late forever:’ Seattle school-bus delays consistent during first week of viadoom

The closure of the Alaskan Way viaduct has nothing on the months-long driver shortage faced by Seattle Public Schools' main bus contractor, First Student.
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How to Wear Spaghetti Strap Tops

Here's how to wear spaghetti strap tops for every occasion -- even when it's cold out!Spaghetti-strap everything is yet another trend that has come back from the '90s to conquer today's fashion scene. Over the last few years, spaghetti straps were so left out of the fashion spectrum that we would only see them in our mom's closets, hidden in the back and sprinkled with thick layers of dust. Yet, if your mom didn't throw her spaghetti strap items away, you should be more than thankful now! Spaghe...
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8 questions parents have about today’s LAUSD teachers strike

How long will the strike last? That’s the question parents, among others, are asking as a Los Angeles Unified teachers strike gets underway Monday. At this point, it’s anybody’s guess. As classes were slated to begin Monday morning, LAUSD teachers were out picketing rather than in the classroom. In response, district officials have been planning how to keep instruction going. But there are certainly challenges: L.A. Unified is massive, comprising more than 60,000 employees and 1,000 schools acro...
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This is what class was like at El Sereno Middle School during the LAUSD strike

The LAUSD’s chief academic officer, Dr. Frances Gipson organizes students in the hallway between classes at El Sereno Middle School in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Gipson is a former principal at the school and helped out Monday as the teachers were out on strike. Only about 25% of the students at El Sereno came to school Monday. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) The LAUSD’s chief academic officer, Dr. Frances Gipson distributes paperwork to a group of students she was teach...
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Hear Mary Oliver (RIP) Read Five of Her Poems: “The Summer Day,” “Little Dog’s Rhapsody in the Night,” “Many Miles” and “Night and the River”

Poets get to have strong opinions about what poetry should be and do, especially poets as well-loved as Mary Oliver, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83. “Poetry, to be understood, must be clear,” she told NPR in an interview, “It mustn’t be fancy…. I always feel that whatever isn’t necessary should not be in the poem.” Oliver’s Zen approach to her art was to cut right to the heart of things, to honor natural, unpretentious expression. “I don’t know exactly what a prayer is,” she ...
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Student debt: An American horror story

College went from being a beneficial step in a young person's life to a huge financial burden for decades into their life. Since the 1970s, the cost of education has gone up between 400–1200%, depending on the kind of school you go to. Can we turn it around? Only societal change — and a good hard look in the mirror — can really make college a better move for young Americans.
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Byju’s buys Osmo for $120M to add blended learning to its $4B digital education business

Weeks after it raised a massive $540 million funding round, Indian education unicorn Byju’s is on the M&A path. The company announced today it has snapped up U.S-based Osmo, a startup that develops apps for kids that use offline input, in a deal worth $120 million. Osmo has raised over $30 million from investors that include Mattel, Sesame Workshop, Upfront Ventures, K9 Ventures and Accel. They were offered a cash option but elected for an all-stock payout, Osmo CEO Pramod Sharma told T...
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After 33 Exits in 5 Years, WI Seeks “More and Bigger” Startup Deals

When Propeller Health’s founders initially tried to raise funding for their new healthcare technology venture, many of the investors they spoke with were hesitant to take the risk.It was the early part of this decade, and Propeller was navigating the FDA’s regulatory process for medical devices. The company believed it had a chance to become one of the first to earn market clearance from the agency for a software product, says Propeller co-founder and CEO David Van Sickle. Propeller’s idea for ...
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10 tips for non-traditional medical school applicants

I would like to offer some words of encouragement to what many call the “non-traditional” students pursuing medicine. The term encompasses people in different aspects in their lives. It may be someone in a different line of work looking at medicine as a second career or another just getting started that didn’t take the traditional […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Heroic Styles: Supergirl

On your worst days, channel The Girl of Steel. Sometimes we’re not feeling like our best selves and even the thought of going to class can be depressing. On these days, I like to find inspiration in heroes and heroines, super or not, to make it through the day. In this series I’ll share some outfit inspiration from different heroes and heroines that you can use to boost your confidence on those not-so-good days. The first of many heroes and heroines to inspire us is Supergirl, played by former ...
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Behold Moebius’ Many Psychedelic Illustrations of Jimi Hendrix

The 1995 release of posthumous Jimi Hendrix compilation Voodoo Soup has divided fans and critics for over two decades now. But whatever its merits, its cover art should hold an honored place in every Hendrix fan’s collection. Drawn by the legendary cult comic artist Moebius from a photograph of Hendrix eating soup in France , it captures the sound Hendrix was moving toward at the end of his life—his head exploding in flames, or mushroom clouds, or pink psychedelic bronchial tubes. The image com...
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