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Pop! goes the curriculum: songs to inspire primary school children | Music

Little Richard – Long Tall SallyRock’n’roll is nearly 70 years old: it can just sound arcane and distant to ears trained on 21st-century pop. An effective crash course in its revolutionary importance, how it changed Britain forever requires not one track, but two. First, play something that constituted pop music before Little Richard et al arrived: Dickie Valentine’s The Finger of Suspicion, Anne Shelton’s Lay Down Your Arms or Guy Mitchell’s frankly horrifying paean to fatherhood, Feet Up (Pat Him on the Po-Po). Then…

Kamala Harris Slams Florida’s New Black History Curriculum – Rolling Stone

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Florida on Friday, where she addressed the state board of education’s approval of controversial new standards for Black history in public schools, which includes harmful guidelines that state people benefited from being enslaved. Harris, whose mother was a civil rights activist, was in Jacksonville to highlight ways to “protect fundamental freedoms, specifically, the freedom to learn and teach America’s full and true history”, NBC previously reported, citing a White House…

UC Berkeley to open new data science college and offer free curriculum

They comb through troves of legal records and video evidence to challenge wrongful convictions. They organize medical data to help personalize health treatments for better care. They scrutinize school test scores to investigate inequities. Finding safe drinking water is easier thanks to an analysis tool they created.UC Berkeley’s faculty and students are marshaling the vast power of data science across myriad fields to address tough problems. And now the university is set to accelerate those efforts with a new college,…

A ‘Hidden Curriculum’ in Med School Trains Doctors to Have Less Empathy : ScienceAlert

A lack of empathy in healthcare can be disastrous. In the UK, between 2005 and 2009, hundreds of avoidable deaths occurred at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The Francis report, which investigated the causes of the failings, concluded that a lack of empathy contributed to the catastrophe.More recently, dozens of tragic, unnecessary infant and maternal deaths occurred at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals. The Ockenden Report, which investigated the causes of these deaths, stated that lack of empathy…