Mark Headd, a self-taught computer programmer and self-described "civic hacking veteran," has joined the Nutter administration as the city's first chief data officer, responsible for improving public access to information the city collects.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Utah |
September 7, 2012
State Superintendent Larry Shumway plans to retire after three years as Utah’s top education official -- a time marked by debates over academic standards and testing and a recession that strained schools here and nationwide.
Source: Chicago Tribune | Chicago |
August 30, 2012
The Chicago Teachers Union filed a 10-day strike notice that moved the city closer to its first teacher walkout in 25 years and left the district racing to finalize a plan if more than 402,000 students are locked out of the classroom.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers unveiled a long-awaited deal Tuesday that for the first time would set statewide public pension formulas for new hires in both state and many local government jobs. The plan, which is likely to win approval in the Democratic-controlled Legislature, assumes higher contributions from existing employees and imposes pension caps, and raises the retirement age for new workers.