The legislation clears the way for California to adopt online voter registration and will eventually allow people to register to vote right up until polls close on Election Day.Today, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will expand opportunities for Californians to exercise what he termed the “sacred right” of casting a ballot. The legislation clears the way for California to adopt online voter registration and will eventually allow people to register to vote right up until polls close on Election Day. Read More


By: Miriam E. Marks

Citi Innovation Challenge is an educational technology competition If you could pick, would you revolutionize education with a creative portfolio-maker, a tablet to make reading more fun, or software to generate fun sentences that improve grammar?

These three products are contestants in the Citi Innovation Challenge at Education Nation, NBC News’s year-round initiative to examine solutions to education in America by engaging the public. Read More


By: Miriam E. Marks

San Francisco food trucksThere’s a new idea for how to combat hunger among the homeless. And the answer may lie in food trucks – a reinterpretation of “meals on wheels.”

Meals on Wheels

Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, now Director of Housing Opportunities, Partnerships, and Engagement (HOPE) in San Francisco, has recently articulated a new vision for the cooking and distribution of healthy food. Read More


By: Evan Brown

According to SFMTA, service delays and “clusters” are part of the norm.If it seems that you’re waiting longer for Muni buses these days, only to see three on the same line pull up at once, you’re not just having a bad luck. According to the SFMTA, service delays and “clusters” are part of the norm.

We at Reset like to keep readers abreast of what is happening with Muni – the good, the bad and the ugly. Unfortunately, new numbers from SFMTA show that these days it is mainly bad and ugly and worse – when it comes to Muni’s on-time and efficiency performances. Read More


By: Kate Maeder

You can still register to vote with the traditional paper form – but this online link allows you to sign up, and more importantly, use online tools and social media to encourage your friends, parents, siblings, aunts and uncles to register as well.We can now register to vote online in California? Hooray! Here at Reset, we think this is an important step forward for the Government 2.0 movement and our efforts to use web-based tools to increase civic engagement.

Click here to register to vote online in English or Español.

You can still register to vote with the traditional paper form – but this online link allows you to sign up, and more importantly, use online tools and social media to encourage your friends, parents, siblings, aunts and uncles to register as well. Read More


By: Miriam E. Marks

CA-Education-TechnologyWe can all agree that the key to California’s future is rooted in high-quality public schools. And yet, too many of our students are skipping class, dropping out and falling behind. So what can we do?

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson is investigating this key question as part of his Blueprint For Great Schools, which recommends, among other proposals, the creation of an Education Technology Task Force. Read More


September 18, 2012

By: Phil Ting

We keep hearing about the problems in our state’s higher education system: classrooms are too crowded, tuition is skyrocketing, and faculty members are expected to do more with fewer resources.

We know about these problems, but we don’t know exactly how bad they are or why they’ve happened. Yes, there is an economic recession. Yes, there is a state budget crisis. But even with that in mind, do we know how our limited resources are being allocated? Read More


By: Evan Brown

Alternative BART MapYou hop on the F line at 11th Ave and Geary, headed for Old Town Los Gatos. It’s a long ride and you’ll have to transfer in San Jose, but it’s not much more time than driving, and you get to watch the entire East Bay roll by outside the train’s window.

A little later, your business in Santa Clara County concluded, it’s back to BART, but now you have a decision to make. Do you go back along the same route, except this time taking the S line that ends in San Rafael? Or do you take the G, slicing through Silicon Valley and up the Peninsula back to the City? In any event, you’ll be taking the M line later on, which is how you’re getting to your dinner appointment in Santa Rosa. Read More


Sign Up for EdMatch’s Tech-Savvy Scavenger Hunt on September 29 Today!

By: Kate Maeder

Reset is all about using technology to help improve and support the most important services, like our public schools. And truth be told, we don’t mind having fun either. That’s why we are definitely going to be a part of the first annual Support SF Public Schools Week from September 24 - September 29. To culminate the week, edMatch is partnering with The Go Game to organize a fun citywide Tech-Savvy Scavenger Hunt. Read More


By: Miriam E. Marks

SFUSD School Meals ProgramFor low-income students in the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), lunchtime is not just about a break from class but about obtaining crucial nutrition. 

Yet a recent study of the SFUSD school meals program, spearheaded by the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks, found that the food program was not feeding as many children as it could. Making sure more children participate is a priority of school leaders because student hunger directly affects academic performance, as well as health. Read More


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