Gov 2.0 News

December 1, 2012

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) A Rochester police officer says a new effort to ensure parents send their children to school is focusing attention on the truancy problem in the New Hampshire city's schools.

November 29, 2012

Damien Newton reports on L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's creation of a Transit Corridors Cabinet (TCC) to coordinate the work of all City departments and agencies with the goal of producing a "more transit-oriented Los Angeles."

How Teachers Use Skype in Classrooms

S.F. called model for affordable housing

Nearly 50 years of protests, lawsuits and ballot battles over low-income housing have made San Francisco a nationwide model for efforts to keep urban America from becoming home to only the very rich or the very poor, according to a paper that will be released Wednesday.

The land-use struggles that continue today, along with the long-remembered urban renewal fights of the 1960s, make it easy to forget just how far the city has come toward a community-centered development plan, said Marcia Rosen, former director of the city's Redevelopment Agency and ...

November 27, 2012

A plan to revitalize a vacant lot in Phoenix has offered refugees a place to grow their own produce.

Smaller immigrant communities can face barriers to participating in prekindergarten programs, in particular lack of knowledge about the program, language barriers and enrollment logistics. Community-based organizations working with these communities can support outreach efforts and play a role in overcoming all of these barriers. This study presents findings from focus groups of a number of community-based organizations working with smaller immigrant populations in the Chicago metro area, and identifies a number of strategies that could be employed to support prekindergarten participation ...

Multi-touch desks helped students solve mathematical questions by working together.

Seated around a table is Judge Bill Anderson Jr., the court's coordinator Curt Wilson, three Veterans Affairs officials, two state prosecutors and a public defender. Nearby are several mentors and representatives from private drug and alcohol treatment facilities.

November 26, 2012

November 25, 2012

Teachers at schools with their own gardens are bringing their classrooms to nature, encouraging students to plant, harvest and experiment with solar and wind energy.

Starting this fall, nearly 5,000 Boston teachers have been tapping away on laptops, tablets, or interactive white boards to post a host of information online: attendance, conduct and behavior, and grades on tests, term papers, and even homework. The School Department hopes the massive gathering of data will alert them more quickly to when and why students fall behind in school, or in certain subjects, and help teachers and administrators devise individualized plans to put students back on track.

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November 20, 2012

AUSTIN, TX - These civil emergency response vehicles are in two of the Texas National Guards departments, Homeland Response Force and Civil Support.

November 19, 2012

WASHINGTON Version 2012 of the GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator contains various updates and can be used to examine transportation fuels and technologies on a well-to-wheels basis.

November 17, 2012

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Bike share programs are increasingly popular, with nearly 200 programs setup world wide.
In Boston the Hubway allows riders to take out a sturdy bike for 30 minutes at a time to help commuters the last mile of their commute. Other programs exist in cities as diverse as Hangzhou, China, and Minneapolis, Minn.
At the North Station TD Garden Center, where the Celtics play basketball, thousands of commuters arrive in Boston every day from the North Shore. Like a lot of people, Peter Dolan uses the Hubway for the last mile of his commute.
"It’s about a 15-minute ride to my office from here ...

November 15, 2012

Following the lead of counterparts across New England and in most of the countrys snowier climes, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation this afternoon unveiled its first salt brine production plant to produce anti-icing liquid for the states highways. The $160,000 BrineXtreme not counting the price of a 4,000-gallon tanker truck, storage tanks, and other infrastructure and paraphernalia can churn out more than 6,000 gallons of brine an hour.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says $3 million worth of additional energy efficiency rebates are being made available to Connecticut victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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