Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Why: Well, neither are as common as the other methods and so hold promise for something special.
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Monday, August 3, 2015
Some fab organizations came together to create The Next MacGyver, a competition to answer the question "Could television be the secret weapon that gets more girls into science?"
The National Academy of Engineering, The USC Viterbi School of Engineering, MacGyver Foundation, Lee Zlotoff, and The Paley Center for Media have selected five finalists and runners up. Each finalist received $5,000 and was paired with a successful Hollywood producer as a mentor who will help them develop their original pilot screenplay.
Watch the top 12 pitches and panel discussion in the YouTube video below.
Read Here Are 5 Contenders For A New, Female Macgyver—will One Help Drive Girls To Engineering? for a summary of the competition and the need for girls and women in STEM.
The first day of D.C. Public Schools is less than a month away, but before the school year can start, there are two big issues to deal with: a controversial, embattled food contract, and behind-schedule construction. D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools and other local public policy issues.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Get in touch to congratulate Calhoun on her new gig:
- via email, email@example.com
- (202) 724-8918 office
- (202) 297-0152 cell
- Wednesday, August 5, 6:30 - 8:00 pm with a presentation from 6:45 - 7:15 pm, National Zoo (3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Visitor Center Auditorium)
- Thursday, August 6, 6:30 - 8:00 pm with a presentation from 6:45 - 7:15 pm, DDOE's Aquatic Resources Education Center (1500 Anacostia Dr SE)
No RSVP is required.
The 2015 plan updates the the 2005 plan, providing direction for the city to comply with federal requirements and meet the very real needs of the District's wildlife and habitats.
With the city moving toward circulating a Request for Proposals for the development of the historic Alexander Crummell School, this edition of Taking Action is focused on the future of the school. Empower DC’s Parisa Norouzi talks with two current residents, Andria Swanson and Belinda Taylor, as well as an alumna of the Crummell School, Ms. Remetter Freeman, about their vision for the site, the history of the school, and why Crummell is so important to their community.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
All responses are confidential.
The organizations will make the report of the findings available this fall.
Also on the website is information about friends group:
The mission of Friends of Crummell School is to achieve the restoration and reuse of the historic Alexander Crummell School, the heart of the Ivy City community, in a manner that serves, protects and uplifts area residents and their environment.
Members of Friends of Crummell School include area residents, Crummell alumni, clergy, advocates, historic preservation professionals, architects, planners and community development experts.
Friday, July 31, 2015
D.C. and three states aren't doing enough for grade school students, according to Save the Children. The group says the District doesn't have what emergency management officials call a "multi-hazard plan" that's mandatory for all schools.
Unfortunately, not much has changed over the years in DC. Save the Children has, since 2008, criticized the District for not ensuring children are protected when they are with someone other than their parents, such as when they are in school or childcare.How safe will the District's children be when disaster strikes? was written in 2010. How safe would DC's kids be in a disaster? was written in 2013 about the 2013 report. And Save the Children emergency preparedness report findings: government and parents need to do more was written in 2014.
But the report does show progress in many states. The image on the right (see page 13 of the report (PDF)) shows that while only four states met the four minimum standards in 2008; 32 states meet the four minimum standards today.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Albert is former deputy mayor and city administrator under Fenty. Has been working on public-private real estate for Holland & Knight— Jonathan O'Connell (@OConnellPostbiz) July 30, 2015
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society recently featured author and head of Andover John Palfrey at a talk. Palfrey discussed his new book BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In An Age of Google.
According to the event site,
He argues that anyone seeking to participate in the 21st century needs to understand how to find and use the vast stores of information available online. Libraries play a crucial role in making these skills and information available — and yet are at risk. In order to survive our rapidly modernizing world and dwindling government funding, libraries must make the transition to a digital future as soon as possible—by digitizing print material and ensuring that born-digital material is publicly available online, while continuing to play the vital role as public spaces in our democracy that they have for hundreds of years.