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Mozilla Launches Open-Source Digital Badge Software

Open Badges software allows any organization to issue verified online learning badges and any individual to receive and collect those badges. Read More
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Civic Federation Releases Illinois State Budget Projections

The Roadmap shows the state is on track to accumulate nearly $22 billion in unpaid bills by FY2018 unless action is taken to curb rising pension costs. Read More
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Website Sheds Light on State and Local Government Finances

The site provides state and local officials, journalists, and citizens with reliable, unbiased data and analysis about the challenges state and local governments face, potential solutions, and the consequences of competing options. Read More
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Lessons From Chicago's Public Housing Transformation

The key successes and challenges faced by the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) and its residents are explored in a new series of five research briefs by the Urban Institute. Read More
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Chicago Children to Earn Digital 'Badges' in Citywide Learning Initiative

More than 143 organizations have joined the Summer of Learning initiative, offering summer programs for thousands of children. Read More
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National Juvenile Defense Standards Published

The National Juvenile Defender Center has published the National Juvenile Defense Standards, which provide a comprehensive summary of the role and complex duties of the juvenile defender in the 21st century juvenile court system. Read More
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Artificial Intelligence Used to Tell Data-Driven Stories

The investigative journalism nonprofit ProPublica has updated its Opportunity Gap news application, which lets users see how equal access to education is in their state. Read More
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Energy Efficiency Programs for Multifamily Buildings An Untapped Opportunity

With whole-house energy retrofits growing in popularity, the report finds multifamily buildings represent a large and mostly untapped potential for saving energy. Read More
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Crowdsourced Subtitles Make YouTube Videos More Accessible

The development will help users provide support for deaf viewers and international audiences by inviting others to collaborate in captioning videos in dozens of languages. Read More

Video: "The Apollo Project for Our Generation"

From CNN
Saul Griffith, MacArthur Fellow, 2007
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