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After no-bid deal falls apart, Texas Education Agency review calls for clearer contracting procedures

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath testifies before the Texas Commission on Public School Finance about education outcomes on Jan. 23, 2018.  Bob Daemmrich for the Texas Tribune An internal review of the Texas Education Agency’s contracting regulations found this week that the agency needs a more concrete process for determining whether to bypass competitive bidding when it enters into ... Read More »

How one of America’s most powerful policemen learned to love social media after Hurricane Harvey

It hasn’t been a great few weeks for social media companies like Facebook and Twitter. But in spite of all the undeniable problems associated with fake news, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the equally undeniable civic value of social media. Take, for example, the role of social media in the response in Houston to Hurricane Harvey. According to Art Acevedo, Houston’s Chief of Police, social ... Read More »

Dean of Education retires after years of service to the educational community

Joe Johnson, Dean of the College of Education and Interim Dean of the College of Extended Studies, announced that he will retire from San Diego State in June of 2018. He has been an educator for 30 plus years and has had a fulfilling career in the academic field. “Joe has been a bright spot in our college from the time he ... Read More »

After London Attack, Facebook to ‘Aggressively Remove Terrorist Content’

Facebook said it wanted to make its social media platform a “hostile environment” for terrorists in a statement issued after attackers killed seven people in London and prompted Prime Minister Theresa May to demand action from Internet firms. Three attackers rammed a hired van into pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed others nearby on Saturday night in Britain’s third major ... Read More »

SC sets aside Allahabad HC order on PG medical seats after AMU, BHU plea

The Supreme Court order came on the plea of BHU and AMU. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Allahabad High Court’s 29 May order which had quashed 50% institutional preference in admission to PG medical seats. A vacation bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and Deepak Gupta said institutes like the Banaras Hindu University ... Read More »

Philippines Casino Attack: 34 Bodies Found After Man Opens Fire, Steals Chips, Kills Self

HIGHLIGHTS Suspect was described as “white, with a mustache” and about 6-feet tall An ISIS operative claimed ‘lone wolf soldiers’ attacked the casino: SITE Martial law was declared on Mindanao island last week by Rodrigo Duterte A gunman burst into a casino at a resort complex in Manila early Friday, set fire to gambling tables and stuffed a bag with ... Read More »

Curfew In Srinagar Day After Hizbul Commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat Killed

HIGHLIGHTS Mobile phone and internet services banned after clashes Sabzar Ahmad among 8 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday He was Burhan Wani’s successor, who was killed last year in July Curfew has been imposed in large parts of Srinagar and some other districts of the Kashmir Valley after protests and clashes following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen ... Read More »

U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base After Chemical Weapons Attack

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, the U.S. military said. Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea, the USS Ross and the USS Porter, fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target ... Read More »

Microsoft Recommends Uninstalling Windows Update After Systems Crashes

Recent updates to Microsoft Windows may give you grief … if they haven’t already. Microsoft issued an official security bulletin recently that indicates users who have problems after installing one of a series of updates starting Aug. 2 should uninstall that update. Further, the company has removed links to the affected files so users who don’t have these updates loaded ... Read More »

DeVos becomes social media sensation after bumpy hearing

Betsy DeVos’ supporters dismissed the criticism of her performance and said the hearing was dominated by political theater. | M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO DeVos becomes social media sensation after bumpy hearing By KIMBERLY HEFLING, CAITLIN EMMA and BENJAMIN WERMUND 01/18/17 03:27 PM EST Updated 01/18/17 05:33 PM EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Betsy DeVos has gone viral — and not ... Read More »