Education & STEM
Illinois hires CIO to oversee tech in state education programs
Kevin Parker, previously the leader of Rhode Island's government innovation office, started the role in July.
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.
Seattle pumps $400K into digital literacy through annual grant program
This year's Technology Matching Fund recipients are fewer, but will receive more funding.
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.
Autonomous and connected vehicles, housing, public safety win in first 'Georgia Smart' challenge
Four communities have been named as winners. They receive funding and research support as the governments now begin yearlong research projects.
Proposed Louisiana bill could require IT agency to develop policies around 'vulgar' online content
A proposed ban on access to harmful and adult content from within state government was rewritten to exclude universities due to cost concerns.
Florida starts cybersecurity training through university, cyber range partnerships
Technology leaders say they're hopeful that this type of collaboration can be replicated in other state governments.
How one group is hashing out smart city ideas for the globe
Commentary: Founders of the Urbanova project in Spokane, Washinton, share how emerging technology and human-centered design is preparing mid-sized cities for certain and abundant growth.
Students build simple swipe system for county workers to borrow government vehicles
Annoyed with tedious paperwork, the chief information officer for Los Angeles County's parks department took his idea to local university students.