If “government procurement” at first glance doesn’t strike you as the most alluring field, maybe you should take a second look. In procurement, you essentially are paid to spend large amounts of other people’s money, not a bad deal, huh? This field requires both technical expertise and the savvy to make important financial decisions for the government.
Stephen Gordon, the director of the Old Dominion University certificate program, spoke to Chris Dorobek with the …Continue
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Jack Hernandez, Red Boot Media's Graphic Designer, shared some of his thoughts on designing a social media strategy for a client recently. We weren't sure if it was his years of work with local government or his partnership with Red Boot Media that helped him craft this advice, but we thought it would be great to share either way!
Each client has a unique approach to social media and how they can use it, not just for the sake of social…
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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is launching the e-government academy which is an on-line certification program for government professionals. It consists for four 5-week courses and is targeted for working professionals looking to enhance their e-government and IT skills.
To view a webinar discussing the new on-line e-Government…Continue
Tony Tai (Redmond, WA) —
More than ever, a modern education depends on technology in the classroom. Excellent teachers work to engage, educate, and challenge their best students and prepare them for the 21st-century workplace. We at Microsoft prepared an infographic showing how Microsoft Office 365 matches up against Google Apps for many common educational tasks.…Continue
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Did you know according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the first quarter of 2012 shows that 788,000 people over 55 (67%) nabbed the jobs ... compared to 385,000 new jobs for younger workers?
Welcome news for older adults, but it could be they are taking jobs "beneath" their skill level and pay…Continue
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It's an exciting time of year...we are gearing up to welcome our next class of USG-funded international high school exchange students. Wanted to bring to your attention the importance of youth exchange and the rewarding opportunities of hosting these future leaders from around the world. This DipNote blog says it all...
Posted by J. Adam Ereli / August 09, 2011
A few weeks ago I asked in "What About the Kids?" if schools should offer online safety classes. Here's another justification for it.Continue
Last month the Council on Foreign Relations published a report co-authored by Joel I. Klein and Condoleezza Rice, titled, “U.S. Education Reform and National Security.” The report sounded a call to arms from its opening sentence.
“It will come as no surprise to most readers,” Klein and Rice wrote, “that America’s primary and secondary schools are widely seen as failing.”
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If you are a public agency or work for city government at any level, this video is a must see!
I welcome any sort of feedback.
Louisiana is examining an education reform package being advanced by Governor Bobby Jindhal that would tie teacher job security to how they fared on external performance metrics. The Iowa House has passed a slate of education reforms that would require yearly evaluations for school teachers, a test for graduating high school seniors and an extra hour of class time each day for…Continue
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Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) —
Rahm Emanuel, flanked with executives from five large technology companies, announced the formation of five innovative “early college STEM schools,” which are six-year high schools focused on preparing students for a modern, information-laden, tech-savvy future workforce. Students will also have…Continue
Added by Mark D. Drapeau on March 1, 2012 at 7:53am — No Comments
Deltek Analyst Evan Halperin reports.
On Jan. 23, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick delivered his State of the Commonwealth address to a full house chamber. Governor Patrick spoke of the great accomplishments from the previous year while pressing that Massachusetts could do even better. With the right formula of spending and cuts, and the full support of…Continue
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Yesterday in Washington, President Obama hosted the second annual White House Science Fair. Video of his comments is embedded below, along with a storify of exhibits and students from the day.
"The young people I met today, the young people behind me -- you guys inspire me. It’s young people like you that make me so confident that America’s…Continue
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Join For The Charitable Community, Inc.’s (www.forthecharitablecommunity.com) January 26th, 10 a.m. (PST) Webinar on Building A Media Contact List.
The webinar will cover all aspects of building a media contact list, developing effective media strategies, and gaining publicity for your nonprofit organization or governmental agency. It will feature an expert panel from the…Continue
Added by Shelley Johnson on January 23, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments
Having focused on recruitment for the past 5 ½ years and meeting a lot of job seekers – I didn’t figure there was much that a job seeker could say to me that would surprise me any longer – I thought I had pretty much heard it all. With all the goofy things people say, it get you to thinking – maybe there’s a reason they don’t have a job, how will they land a job, how do they function in every-day life, etc. You ponder this briefly and move on.
Six months ago, I was at a…Continue
After interviewing the illustrious co-inventor of Unix, Brian Kernighan, I posted this yesterday and realized it might be of interest to GovLoop members:
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Attention all crafty, connected GovLoopers...
What are the best upcoming continuing education and/or professional development events in 2012?
Ideally the conference(s) are focused on management, business intelligence, transparency, and governance issues, while also budget-friendly given the continuing financial crunch.
For example, the 2012 MDMS event below features best-selling authors Dave Norton, Dan Pink, and Mark Aesch. It also features strategic planning and…Continue
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The recent New York Times Op-Ed piece, “The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education” laid bare the facts that many of us know all too well, that is, students from disadvantaged households have many more educational challenges that their peers from more socioeconomically affluent households. While economic challenges certainly impact a child’s academic performance, there’s a much more fundamental issue at stake for all our…Continue
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