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VIDEO: California chief justice and state elections chief on increasing voter turnout

State officials addressed elections conference on boosting civic education and voter turnout in California Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Elections

CA Fwd data summit pushes forward cause of California open data policy

Attendees brainstormed on how to put value on wealth of data and Assembly member intro'd new open data legislation Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Open data, Accountability, Transparency

CA Fwd summit to boost government transparency opens with news of Assembly open data bill

Summit on Data to promote open governance and civic data tech opens with news of bill to create chief data officer for California Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

CA Fwd and Assembly mark Sunshine Week celebration of open data

State Assembly passes Sunshine Week resolution and CA Fwd will host open data gathering in Sacramento this week Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

VIDEO: Showcase shines light on innovation in California higher ed

Event presented ideas from a group of 52 college campuses competing for a piece of a $50 million grant program for innovation in higher education success. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

VIDEO: How to build a civic tech and open data ecosystem with L.A.‘s data chief

City of Los Angeles' Abhi Nemani talks about how the SoCal open data community is evolving Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

VIDEO: CA Fwd webinar Engaging the Community in Public Safety Realignment

Playback of recent webinar on how counties can effectively engage the public with their realignment efforts in order to improve the community-based approach to public safety. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Community Corrections, Realignment

California Innovation in Higher Education Showcase highlights student success to full house

Applicants to a $50 million grant fund presented today in Sacramento innovative ideas to boost higher ed outcomes Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Los Angeles called an election—but no one showed up

“You’re the first person without gray hair to come in and vote today.” Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

Millennial Californians counting on more access and innovation in higher ed

Group fighting for younger generations excited for upcoming showcase of ideas to improve higher education quality and affordability. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Innovation in higher education must benefit students

Student rep seeking more help for students navigating college systems will be featured at higher ed innovation event. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Education

Q&A: Business takes interest in bridging gap with higher ed through innovation awards

SF Chamber president argues why industry and higher ed must bridge gap between them Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education, Economy, Education

VIDEO: How tech startups can improve government-citizen relationship

One thriving startup founder talks about how civic data can be an economic opportunity and a way to get citizens more engaged with government Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Economy, Accountability, Transparency

LCFF working group tackles LCAP challenges, funding and best practices

Funding adequacy remains major concern for group tasked with helping schools navigate California's local control funding formula Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Local Control Funding Formula, Education

VIDEO: California elections chief Alex Padilla lays out reform priorities

Voting rights, finished registration database and helping businesses top the California Secretary of State's list of needed reforms this year.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

Showcase for innovation awards in higher education hits capacity

Programs that improve outcomes in higher education to be showcased at event in Sacramento, for chance to be awarded part of $50 million to fund the ideas. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Innovation in Higher Education

California elections officials, voting advocates tackle low voter turnout

Elections conference takes up elections nuts-and-bolts issues like access and turnout numbers, like the mere 8.2% of young Californians who voted in November 2014. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Civic Engagement, Elections, Elections

Doug Chapin and Vince Hall: Increasing voter participation is a California imperative

California is a leading voice in national elections and has an important opportunity to be a model for the rest of the country by solving complex problems like low voter turnout. Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Elections

VIDEO: How to get startup thinking into government

Open Data advocates know government can't always run like a business but could learn how to be more agile when solving problems. Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency

Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca: Inside the Training Revolution

Training the next generation of workers and keeping pace with technology will need the public and private sectors to collaborate better. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

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