Cross-government collaboration tough, but fruitful in California
Forming and sustaining partnerships across state, local and education branches of government is a challenge, but well worth the effort, IT leaders say.
NYU's 'People-Led Innovation' project launches new website
NYU's GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation have published resources for city government officials interested in tapping their populations for new ideas.
In 2018, 44 states hold computer science education policies, new study finds
New research from Code.org shows that policymakers have placed strong and growing support behind computer science education in recent years.
Grandmothers, blind students among beneficiaries of 2018 Digital Literacy Alliance grants
Philadealphia's seed fund to support programs that close the city's digital divide has announced nearly 75,000 in its second round of grants.
Data training center for government opens at Johns Hopkins University
Launched by nonprofit the Center for Government Excellence, a new online and on-site training center for government will feature courses on community engagement, open data, among others.
University of Pittsburgh creates commission to study Pennsylvania's election security
The 21-member group with experience in law enforcement, politics and voting-rights advocacy will make recommendations to safeguard the state's voting systems ahead of the next presidential election.
MIT's five-day drone perfect for disaster response
The 150-pound drone can fly for approximately five days straight, researchers say, while carrying essential telecommunications equipment to areas of need during emergencies.
Self-driving shuttles creep onto University of Michigan campus
Engineering students are now developing autonomous technology that students, faculty, and visitors to the institution will use to get around.
Homeland Security selects Mississippi university for drone testing
The federal office looks to a university in the geographically diverse state on research to assist border patrol, coast guard, disaster relief and coast guard operations.
Stronger privacy protections are needed for digital education, report says
'We have the technology,' Electronic Frontier Foundation researcher Gennie Gebhart says — now industry and government policy must advance to keep student privacy intact.