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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

On Our Final "Virtual Route 66" For the Month: A Snapshot of the Month That Was


We present a snapshot of our World courtesy the Team at the Visual Capitalist as we look forward to the continued privilege to serve:

Ranked: The World's Biggest Steel Producers, by Country

China has dominated global steel production the past few decades, but how did the country get here, and is its production growth over?

Ranked: The World's Top 25 Websites in 2023

OpenAI is now one of the world's top websites, rapidly approaching the level of traffic received by TikTok and Amazon.

Who Made the Most U.S. Unicorn Acquisitions Since 1997?

Roughly 30% of unicorns making an exit get acquired. But which companies have made the most U.S. unicorn acquisitions in the last 25 years?

Charted: Public Trust in the Federal Reserve

Public trust in the Federal Reserve chair has hit its lowest point in 20 years. Get the details in this infographic.

Reimagining the 60/40 Portfolio for Today's Market

Amid uncertain economic times, a new allocation for the 60/40 portfolio may help investors target higher risk-adjusted returns.

Visualizing the Uranium Mining Industry in 3 Charts

These visuals highlight the uranium mining industry and its output, as well as the trajectory of nuclear energy from 1960 to today.

Big Oil Profits Reached Record High Levels in 2022

This visual highlights Big Oil profits in 2022, which combined to over $200 billion for the year for the five companies.


Mapped: European Colonial Shipping Lanes (1700-1850)

This map plots the colonial shipping lanes used by the British, the French, the Spanish, and the Dutch in the 18th and 19th centuries.

This Week's Flashback Favorites:

How Many Music Streams Does It Take to Earn a Dollar?

Streaming has breathed new life into the music business, but as new data shows, these services pay out wildly different rates per stream.

Originally from September 2019

Monday, May 22, 2023

Out & About in Our World: Visiting HomeBoy Industries

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

On Our "Virtual Route 66" (Special Education Edition)


Newsom revises funding downward for TK-12, community colleges in 2023-24 amid uncertainty

By John Fensterwald, EdSource

Governor would pare back one-time funding by $2 billion for schools while preserving promised 8.2% cost of living adjustment.

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Gov. Newsom proposes increased funding for flood preparation, mitigation and recovery

By Emma Gallegos, EdSource

Gov. Newsom announced a series of flood mitigation measures in the May revision of his budget proposal, totaling $492 million.

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University of California’s undocumented students push for right to campus jobs

By Michael Burke, EdSource

The University of California's board of regents next week will consider allowing undocumented students to work at UC, a move that challenges interpretations of a 1986 federal statute.

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California education news: What's the latest?

Schools face disastrous risk of flooding


This week's stories from EdSource


From English learner to National Bilingual Teacher of the Year

By Zaidee Stavely | Read more


Calbright College launches first apprenticeship partnership

By Ashley A. Smith | Read more


Michael Kirst on 10 years of local control funding: What has worked and what remains to be done

By John Fensterwald | Read more


Two dozen views on LCFF: Is California's funding law working and what could improve it?

By John Fensterwald | Read more


A guide to earning college credit while in high school

By Emma Gallegos | Read more

Our picks from other sources

Is academic probation working at California’s colleges?

By Rocky Walker, CalmattersMay 12

Sacramento City Unified failed to protect girl from teacher accused of abuse, lawsuit says

By Michael McGough, Sacramento Bee, May 11

Texas bill urges tourniquet training for elementary school children

By Alexandra E. Petri, L.A. TimesMay 11

Ojai Unified School District gives final approval for dozens of layoffs

By Isaiah Murtaugh, VC StarMay 11

What the new ‘U.S. News’ law-school rankings reveal about the rankings enterprise

By Francie Diep, The Chronicle of Higher EducationMay 11

NYC charter school raises teacher starting salary to $140,000

By Marianna McCurdock, The 74May 11

Also of interest

Webinar: Identifying Teacher Professional Learning Needs to Support English Learner Student Instruction: The Institute of Education Sciences is hosting a webinar on May 12 at 10 a.m. This webinar will discuss how to support English learner instruction by using a Regional Education Laboratory West resource, "Supporting Integrated English Learner Student Instruction: A Guide to Assess Professional Learning Needs." Register here.

10th Annual Dual Enrollment Summit: The California Coalition Dedicated to Dual Enrollment is holding its annual summit on Sept. 15 in San Diego. Workshops will focus on best practices, implementation, policy and student voice. The summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla. Proposals are being accepted through May 15. Register here.