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News: Apple releases new round of iOS 10 and tvOS 10 betas

4 hours agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

Apple has released the seventh public beta of iOS 10 through its Apple Software Beta Program, continuing enhancements to Music, Maps, Messages, and News. Users who have already signed up for the Apple Software Beta Program should be able to log in and download the new versions now; users who haven’t signed up can do so at the same site. Show More Summary

Mountain Line and CCC Partner on New Pilot Pass Program

The Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) and Coconino Community College (CCC) boards of directors have entered into a one-year agreement to provide Mountain Line transit passes to all CCC students and employees

‘Why Couldn’t Wildin Graduate?’: The Legacy of a U.S. Immigration Program Targeting Teens

ICE has not stated publicly whether the arrests of teens under Operation Border Guardian will continue, but there is anecdotal evidence suggesting the operation has caused considerable damage in the communities of those placed into detention, noticeable by teachers and students alike. The post ‘Why Couldn’t Wildin Graduate?’: The Legacy of a U.S. Show More Summary

Feud Reignites: Jon Gosselin ‘Can’t Believe’ Ex Kate Made Their Son Collin’s Struggles Public

Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin shocked fans yesterday when the mother of eight shared that “special needs” son Collin had left the family home for a specialized treatment program. … READ ON

Tunisia PM warns of economic austerity, job cuts

TUNIS (Reuters) - If Tunisia does not overcome its economic difficulties, an austerity program will be inevitable next year with thousands of public sector job cuts and new taxes, prime minister-designate Youssef Chahed told parliament on Friday.

TX Transportation Commission Approves $70 Billion in New Projects

Houston Public Media reports, “The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $70 billion in new projects. The work will take place over the next ten years as part of TxDOT’s Unified Transportation Program. Officials say it’s the largest...Show More Summary

The Lancet: Baby simulator program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant

Similar programmes reportedly used in schools in 89 countries, including the USA Authors of the randomised trial warn that the intervention is likely to be an ineffective use of public funds read more

EpiPen Just Got Cheaper for Some

The public scolding of drugmaker Mylan over the soaring price of EpiPen seems to have worked: The company on Thursday didn't lower the price, but it made the allergy injections cheaper for many by expanding its assistance programs. Specifically, it doubled eligibility for relief to 400% of the poverty level,...

Two candidates battle public school yoga program

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Two anti-yoga candidates are seeking seats on the Encinitas Union School Board. Both candidates feel the district spending $400k on yoga, while other programs struggle, is out of balance. Via the Encinitas Advocate: In June, the board...Show More Summary

Why is Jill Stein the only presidential candidate taking public funds?

In 1996, every major candidate for president participated in the public matching funds program. A Watergate-era reform, funded by a $3 voluntary checkoff on individual tax returns, it allows candidates to tap into free money so long as they abide by a spending cap. The fund has been in use since 1976, and it is […]

Scholarship Tax Credits: Still the Reigning School Choice Champion

Today, Education Next released the results of its annual survey of public opinion on education policy. The 2016 results are somewhat disappointing for advocates of school choice because support for some types of choice programs has diminished over the last decade, particularly for voucher programs targeted to the poor. Show More Summary

Bearing Witness: Martin Puryear's Monumental Public Art

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

SAAM's Curator of Sculpture, Karen Lemmey, recently joined forces with the GSA Art in Architecture Program's fine arts specialist Bill Caine to lead a "walk and talk" discussion about the importance of public art. Since 1972, the Art...Show More Summary

CIA’s First Torture Victim Makes His Case For Release From Guantanamo

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? The first person to be subjected to the CIA’s now-defunct “enhanced interrogation program” sat before a parole board at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday, in his first public appearance since he was captured more than a decade ago. Flanked...Show More Summary

Why on Earth Are We Allowing the Homeland Security Department into Public High Schools?

About 15 high schools in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York and California now boast their own formalized Homeland Security programs. The following is an excerpt from the new book A Curriculum of Fear by Nicole Nguyen (Minnesota...Show More Summary

Bands in Parks : 100 years of entertaining the Brisbane public

Sunday 28 August 2016 will see a special concert presented by the Brisbane City Council and the Brisbane Metropolitan Bands Association celebrating a century of the Brisbane Bands in Parks program. The concert will feature three bands, each with more than 100 years service to the Brisbane listening public, as well as the power of... Read more

Windows 10 Insiders: You Might Want to Drop Out Now

Microsoft has provided a way for those who like to stay on the cutting edge to get new versions of Windows 10 before they’re released to the public — through the Insider Program. In the Settings menu of Windows 10, you can opt-in to the program and decide if you want frequent updates or only get them when they’re nearly stable. Show More Summary

Smart Inverters in Action: Initial Findings From APS’ Utility-Owned Solar Program

Arizona Public Service triggered a major debate in 2014 when it first proposed owning and operating rooftop solar systems. The large investor-owned utility initially sought to develop 20 megawatts of solar PV on 3,000 rooftops, all on the utility side of the meter. Show More Summary

Mia launches unprecendented multi-year Asian art initiative made possible by $6 million bequest from Alfred P. Gale

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Minneapolis Institute of Art today announced the launch of an unprecedented long-term initiative to create innovative public programs, special exhibitions, and new scholarship dedicated to Asian art. Made possible by a $6 million bequest from Alfred P. Show More Summary

DC-2016 final program published

2016-08-16, DCMI is pleased to announce publication of the final program for DC-2016. The program consists of an array of presentations, lightning talks, papers, project reports, posters, special sessions, and workshops. To review the...Show More Summary

How Yonge-Dundas Square Can Solve its Programming Gap During The Off-Season

The public square is relatively empty during winter months. Yonge-Dundas Square has played host to many of the city’s cultural events and arts programming. In the summer, it’s the mainstage for Pride performers. Companies rent the space out to promote their new products. Show More Summary

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