Somervilles community development office is offering residents interest-free loans to replace home heating systems, according to city officials.
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December 13, 2012
December 11, 2012
Governor Rick Scotts task force on higher education suggested that tuition rates be frozen, so that going to school for science would cost less than getting a liberal arts degree.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will invest $300 million in homelessness prevention efforts next year, tripling the funding for those programs as the agency works get all veterans off the streets in the next three years.
December 9, 2012
Free outdoor fitness zones are being built to fight obesity and encourage exercise
The social media site Pinterest is known as a place where people share recipes, crafts or fashion. But a new set of images have started showing up: mug shots. It's the result of one local police department's effort to get wanted notices in front of more eyeballs.
With "classroom flipping," teachers record their classroom lectures online for students to watch at home. Classroom time is then used for problem solving and homework.
DETROIT, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has announced the opening of police mini-stations in an effort to bring down the city's staggering homicide rate.
December 6, 2012
December 4, 2012
School field trips turn to virtual technology due to budget cuts, digital advances
WASHINGTON—Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer.
December 2, 2012
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
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.
Multi-touch desks helped students solve mathematical questions by working together.
Untapped Potential: Partnering with Community-Based Organizations to Support Participation of Lower-Incidence Immigrant Communities in the Illinois Preschool for All Initiative
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 ...
A plan to revitalize a vacant lot in Phoenix has offered refugees a place to grow their own produce.
November 26, 2012
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