Tag Archives: Public

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice

Donald Trump, then president-elect, stands with Betsy DeVos after a meeting in November 2016. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to ... Read More »

‘Dude fires people’: How the chaotic Trump news cycle confuses and misinforms the public

Why do we need the White House briefing anyway? After President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, his communications team went to work explaining the decision and ended up contradicting what the president said on national television. The Post’s Margaret Sullivan looks at whether or not we even need a daily White House briefing. (Erin Patrick O’Connor/The Washington Post) Journalism ... Read More »

Everyone Benefits From the Public Good

The term public good refers to an entity that can be utilized by an individual or society as a whole without reducing the availability of the entity for another person. A true public good cannot be excluded from anyone and is often called non-excludable. Examples of entities in the public good are water and sewer, municipal parks, and police departments. ... Read More »

NHS confusing public by using ‘gobbledygook’

Imagine the scene. Up and down the country, local NHS leaders are crowded into meeting rooms discussing information transfers and ambulatory care, when someone jumps up and shouts “I’ve had enough of sticky toffee puddings”. Confused? You’re not the only one. The language being used by the health service is simply gobbledygook, says the Plain English Campaign (PEC). Steve Jenner, ... Read More »

Howe Public Schools Reimagine Education

Learning is no longer confined to the classroom, the campus or the home. For students in rural southeast Oklahoma, the commute to school on the bus is an active learning space. Howe Public School students who were once limited by their physical rural location can now access advanced courses and college curriculum. Cisco collaboration tools, in conjunction with the learners’ ... Read More »

Smriti Irani says won’t make education report public for now

Smriti Irani said her ministry had promised the states a say in the new policy. Photo: PTI New Delhi: Human resources development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani on Friday took a dig at former cabinet secretary T.S.R. Subramanian who recently submitted a new education policy (NEP) report, saying she will not make the policy “the legacy of one individual”. The five-member ... Read More »

ASI Signs MoU With RailTel, BSNL for Public Wi-Fi Services

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has signed an MoU with state-run RailTel and BSNL for providing Wi-Fi facilities at its various monuments and sites. The service will be free for the first half-an-hour and thereafter chargeable on usage basis. Currently, ASI has 116-ticketed monuments and sites and the services would be available wherever “technically feasible”, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said ... Read More »

Public Outcry Over the Oculus Rift charge Misses the factor

The charge of being an early adopter is regularly very literal – you need to pay a premium to be one of thefirst people within the world to apply new gadgets – once in a while entirely new styles of gadgets. So the sizeable outcry that accompanied the declaration of the pre-order charge of the Oculus Rift virtualtruth headset turned ... Read More »

Facebook CEO’s Run Through Beijing Smog Stirs Chinese Public

A photo of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg jogging Friday morning in downtown Beijing’s notorious smog has prompted a torrent of amusing comments and some mockery on Chinese social media. Zuckerberg is a favorite personality among the Chinese public, despite Facebook being banned in the country alongside other overseas social media platforms. He’s also become somewhat notorious for persistent yet so ... Read More »