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Daily Archives: June 15, 2017

Public schools in US increasingly make us of crowdfunding to buy books, technology, supplies

Via GOOD: “Public schools in America are supposed to level the educational playing field, but that’s tough to do when they’re not being adequately—or equally—funded. When budget cuts come, teachers and parents are forced to scramble to cover the costs of even basic school supplies. It’s no wonder then, in the hopes of bridging this financial gap, teachers turn… Continue Reading

Rise in ocean temperatures on northern east coast impacting ecology and economy

Yale Environment 360: Feeling the Heat: How Fish Are Migrating from Warming Waters – “Steadily rising ocean temperatures are forcing fish to abandon their historic territories and move to cooler waters. The result is that fishermen’s livelihoods are being disrupted, as fisheries regulators scramble to incorporate climate change into their planning…Over the last decade, the… Continue Reading

EFF Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications

“Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF’s guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices. Select an article from our index to learn about a tool or issue, or check out one… Continue Reading

The State of Open Government Data in 2017

The State of Open Government Data in 2017 – Creating meaningful open data through multi-stakeholder dialogue, Danny Lämmerhirt, Mor Rubinstein and Oscar Montiel. “The Global Open Data Index provides the most comprehensive snapshot available of the state of open government data publication.” “The updated Global Open Data Index has been published today, along with our… Continue Reading

Analysis – Emerging Senate Repeal Bill Eviscerates Protections for Millions in Employer Plans Nationwide

Center for American Progress – By Topher Spiro and Emily Gee: “This week Axios reported that the emerging Senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will allow states to waive coverage of essential health benefits for small employer and individually purchased plans. In waiver states, this cut in benefits would be catastrophic for… Continue Reading