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
Added by Bailey McCann on March 15, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments
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
Added by Kyle Ridley on February 17, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
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
Added by Alexander B. Howard on February 8, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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:
Added by Andy Oram on December 30, 2011 at 9:57am — No Comments
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
Added by Jeremy Sutherland on December 20, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Kathleen Schafer on December 14, 2011 at 10:23pm — No Comments
In the perpetual battle to reform America’s defunct education system, it is interesting to see how “new” interests are entering the fray bringing with them millions of dollars and an insatiable taste for political paralysis. The Huffington Post article, “America’s Education Reform Lobby Makes it Presence Known at the Voting Booth,” details how Washington insiders, like former DC Public…Continue
Added by Kathleen Schafer on December 2, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Have you heard that there is a class focused just on social media use in government agencies (as well as a discussion of e-government in general) that will be held online in January? It is through the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) and will run over 6 weeks from January until the end of February.The cost…Continue
I just watched the following video, which was a Google Scholarship winner. Not only is it creative and fun to watch, but it also makes you think a lot about the state of education in the United States:
Click here to watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0UgTe2xml4&feature=player_profilepage
What do you think about some of the…Continue
Added by Allison Primack on October 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
If the demand is there, small business will gladly find a way to deal with increased taxes and regulations, and demand is the only way to increase our hiring. That said, I have a very inexpensive way Government can help Small Business demand nationwide for pennies on the dollar.
Start a Government Small Business Internet Marketing Support Initiative. The goals will be …
Added by Daniel Martin on September 5, 2011 at 1:28am — 6 Comments
Added by Jay Johnson on August 30, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments
The second in my series of articles on the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps - an example of government at its best, preparing youth for the future.
Year after year we tell park staff - the Youth Conservation Corps crew will get more done than you expect. Even parks that have had crews year after year are ultimately surprised at how much our crews get done in three…Continue
Added by Nancy Heltman on August 6, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments
I have been considering going back to school to pursue my master’s for awhile now. The other day as I was pondering the pros and cons of graduate school -for what seemed like the hundredth time - I came across What’s Your College…Continue
The question of whether or not a college education pays has been rumbling on the sidelines of reform discussions for some years. It got a renewed kick in the rear this week when PayPal co-founder, Facebook investor and billionaire Peter Thiel offered 20 promising young people a $100,000 not to go to college and instead pursue their entrepreneurial talents. The challenge, however, is not an issue of college vs. no-college, rather it is a question of how we are defining success and are we…Continue
A few months ago, I was approached by a university and asked if I could teach a Social Media class. Though I have not committed to teaching the class (those of you who grade papers will know why), I have put together a rough outline of what I'd like to cover, how I'd structure the class and what texts I'd like to assign. Below is that course description.
What do you say, Govloopers? Is this a class you'd sign up for? What other texts would you recommend reading? What…Continue