Gov 2.0 News
November 25, 2012
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.
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.
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
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
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Connecticut's child welfare agency and medical providers are working to improve detection and reporting of child abuse, including setting new guidelines for examining injured children.
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.
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.
November 13, 2012
BOSTON (AP) MBTA commuter rail customers who take the train out of North Station can now simply flash their smartphones to show conductors their tickets.
November 11, 2012
As America's cities grow and expand, there's great opportunities—but there are also significant challenges. Twenty innovative metros are vying for $9 in grant money to address their city's greatest needs.
November 6, 2012
Richard Swinney said Monday that the new valet service at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center is a great service.
I love this. I think its one of the smartest things theyve ever done, said Swinney, a veteran from Foyil. Theres always been a shortage of parking here and this is the perfect solution.
November 5, 2012
From army trucks to extra voting days, storm damaged states are ready for Election Day.
You may have heard about smart cars, but what about smart streets? A plan for modernizing European highways has been generating a lot of buzz from civil engineers worldwide, reports Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan.read more
November 3, 2012
Pennsylvania federal court officials announced the launch of a new system for reintegrating veterans into society after they run afoul of the law.
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