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BBC micro:bit learn-to-code device up for public pre-order in UK

24 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : CrunchGear

A tiny programmable board designed as part of a UK educational initiative for kids to learn programming skills and originally distributed by the public service broadcaster, the BBC, to one million schoolchildren is now up for public pre-order. Read More

Holder: Snowden did ‘service,’ but should still be punished

WASHINGTON (AP) — Edward Snowden performed a “public service” in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a podcast released on Monday. As a National Security Agency contractor, Snowden leaked classified details in 2013 […]

Developer Submission: Questie is now as public beta (V0.9.90.0) available in the Store

Questie I’m a hobby Windows app developer and after 2 years of programming and testing the, first Windows Phone 8.1 app and later Windows 10 UWP app Questie is finally ready for publishing as beta in the Windows Store. What is Questie? Questie is an app where you can perform quests on a Windows 10 […]

Breaking News: Living Walls returns in 2016 with programming, a new grant and more

Monica Campana will be staying on as executive director of the organization after spending a year working with Philadelphia Mural Arts Program as the project manager for the organization’s largest public art exhibition to date, a $1 million public art project called Open Source. Show More Summary

Exposing Detroit's "No School Administrator Left Behind" Program

Federal investigators revealed another blow to Detroit Public Schools this week. Meet Carolyn StarkeyDarden - the system’s former grant-development director - who has just been charged on suspicion of obtaining nearly $1.3 million by lying about children’s tutoring services. Show More Summary

It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Energy Savings for New York!

This summer, EDF Climate Corps – a fellowship program run by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) that embeds trained graduate students in companies, cities, schools, and public institutions across the U.S. to accelerate clean energy projects – will place 33 fellows throughout New York to help meet the ambitious energy goals set by Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Sunday Show Ratings: May 2016 Sweeps

No Sunday morning public affairs program experienced a more significant year-over-year improvement in total viewers and the news demo during May sweeps than Meet the Press.

Why I Left My 'Ex'

May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications. Show More Summary

Photos: The Art Of The Expo Line Extension's New Stations

We spoke to the woman in charge of Metro's public art program. [ more › ]

2015 Clean Water Annual Report

The Clean Water Annual Report tracks the progress of our BWTF and OFG programs during the calendar year of 2015 and presents case studies of how Surfrider Chapters are using these programs to protect public health, identify water quality concerns and bring together local communities to find and implement solutions.

On Negative Effects of Vouchers

From the Brookings Institution: On negative effects of vouchers, by Mark Dynarski: Executive summary Recent research on statewide voucher programs in Louisiana and Indiana has found that public school students that received vouchers to attend private schools subsequently scored lower...

Prisoner not seen since CIA capture may appear at Guantanamo

MIAMI (AP) — A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation program may soon make his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom. Abu Zubaydah has been called as a witness by a defendant in the Sept. 11 war crimes case to back up allegations of mistreatment inside […]

Avant-garde school in Chicago will teach kids how to grow their own organic food

Located in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood, the AGC is a fast-growing K-8 Public Charter School that will soon welcome a pre-K program. To accommodate its growing student body, AGC hired Studio Gang to design a new campus thatShow More Summary

The Bronx Museum of the Arts launches major architectural upgrade of its facility

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Bronx Museum of the Arts announced plans for a major architectural enhancement and upgrade of its facility to better serve its community and visitors, add new spaces for public programs and exhibitions, and to strengthen its crucial contribution to the civic fabric of the Bronx. Show More Summary

Eat poultry? Data reveals brands that self-inspect under controversial USDA program

Dozens of poultry plants no longer have a team of USDA personnel inspecting chicken and turkey carcasses. A food safety group used the Freedom of Information Act so the public can know which brands are partaking in this public health deregulation.

Congress exploits Zika to loosen pesticide regulations (but won't fully fund an anti-Zika program)

Chronic dysfunction on Capitol Hill is often cause for amusement, but not when lives and public health is at stake. That's what's happening now, with the menace of the spread of the Zika virus to the United States becoming ever more concrete. The House and Senate haven't been utterly idle on the...

Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps; Notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) and announcement of public meeting.

Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger Our comment primarily concerns the Department of Energy’s (DOE) use of the social cost of carbon (SCC) in the cost/benefit analysis of the Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps proposed rulemaking. Show More Summary

Apple seeds first OS X 10.11.6 public beta to testers

Apple has just pushed the first public beta for OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to testers. The public beta release comes just a day after the first OS X 10.11.6 beta was pushed to developers. If you're a part of the public beta program, you should be able to pull the latest release from the Updates section of the Mac App Store now. Show More Summary

Apple rolls out first iOS 9.3.3 public beta to testers

Apple has begun rolling out the iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 to its public testers, a day after it released the same build to developers. Members of the company's Beta Software Program can download the release over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software update. Show More Summary

San Francisco Tried to Rent Out the Grass in a Public Park. It Did Not End Well.

Update, 3:50 p.m.: Well, that was quick. Curbed reports that San Francisco has already suspended its ill-advised grass-reservation program amid public outcry. In a statement issued to Curbed, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department...Show More Summary

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