• Education

    Making education easier for Utah prisoners would make the community safer |Opinion

    Alongside a wonderful team, we direct the University of Utah Prison Education project. We provide on-site coursework and programming to incarcerated adults at the Utah State Prison in Draper and work closely with faculty and student volunteers from a diverse range of institutions in our state, including Brigham Young University, Salt Lake Community College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, and Westminster College. We are an all-volunteer initiative, and we are currently unable to meet demand. In fact, the unmet need in our state is tremendous. There are over 200 youth incarcerated in 11 detention facilities in Utah and over 13,000 adults…

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  • Jobs

    I’m a UX Designer Making $300,000 a Year Working 3 Jobs

    Jasmine Wilson, 28, is a UX designer from Battle Creek, Michigan, who lives in a van. She works for three companies, all in Austin, Texas. Here’s how she got started and how she manages her time, as told to Lauryn Haas. See more stories on Insider’s business page. I went to Arizona State University and have two degrees — one in digital-culture arts and one in graphic information technology. I did everything from robotics to some web development and art installation. Throughout college, I was known as a graphic designer and did a lot of work for organizations around campus. But I realized right after I graduated that wasn’t what…

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    On Education, Joe Biden Is Making Sure “Nothing Will Fundamentally Change”

    When it comes to education policy, Joe Biden is following through on his promise that nothing will fundamentally change. While he expressed support for some progressive measures on the campaign trail, like ending the high-stakes testing mandate for K-12 and giving relief to higher education students and borrowers, his actions so far have led some to surmise that corporatists and reformers are running the show at the Department of Education. Secretary Miguel Cardona has taken a prolonged “Help is Here” tour, but urgent demands from students, parents, and teachers are going unmet. Here’s a breakdown of the administration’s handling of key education issues so far. The vast majority of Cardona’s…

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  • Jobs

    Robots Aren’t Stealing Jobs — They’re Making Them Better

    February 20, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Not that long ago, the process for filling orders or assembling a product involved mind-numbing tasks done over and over again, to the point the worker really didn’t have to think. Building a car, for instance, was essentially a hands-on endeavor. Axles were cut and installed by hand, seat covers were sewed and manually installed and even engines were assembled right there on the assembly line. Now, manufacturing robots have taken over those and other repetitive tasks that used to be performed by human workers — installing tires, applying paint and welding frames — allowing automakers…

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    Hospitality industry making plans to bring back jobs ‘really quickly’: CareerBuilder CEO

    TipRanks 2 Stocks Flashing Signs of Strong Insider Buying Tracking insiders’ stock purchases can make a viable investment strategy. Corporate insiders – the company officers and board members – are naturally positioned to be in the know, to know how company policies and performance will impact stock prices. They can use that knowledge to inform their own stock purchases – but not unfairly. By law, they must disclose publicly their own stock holdings, and the general public can learn from those purchases and sales. Insider moves can informative or uninformative. The latter are simple shifts in portfolio holdings, usually not of great magnitude, done to tweak an ownership percentage or…

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    Proposal on strengthening education aimed at making boys more ‘masculine’ triggers debate

    Students in Foshan, Guangdong Province, play rope skipping after class. File Photo: VCG Chinese education authority has recently vowed to enhance physical education and psychological direction in a response to a previous proposal from a top policy advisor calling on the country to strengthen “masculinity” education for boys, which has ignited heated debate on the internet.  The proposal has won some support, while many on the internet believe it might lead to gender stereotyping. Experts noted that the goals of education should be to train students to be more responsible, and called for a more tolerant and diversified evaluation system for children. In a Thursday reply to the proposal on “avoiding…

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  • Science

    Making oxygen – How to separate oxygen from air using magnets | Science & technology

    Jan 23rd 2021 OXYGEN IS VITAL. Literally so for breathing, and thus for many hospital patients. And metaphorically for industries ranging from steelmaking to pharmaceuticals, which use it in their processes. The world market for the gas is therefore large. Various estimates put it as having been between about $28bn and $49bn in 2019. Listen to this story Your browser does not support the <audio> element. Enjoy more audio and podcasts on iOS or Android. It could, though, be larger. In a set of reactions that also involve oxygen and steam, fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas can be turned into hydrogen, a source of energy, and carbon…

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