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To defend against disruption, build a thriving workforce

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

As generative AI begins to reshape jobs, leaders have an opportunity to reimagine work, the workplace, and the worker. Five actions can help.

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Amid campus protests nationwide, DC’s response stands out

GCN

The capital city’s police department cleared an encampment at a local university following pressure from House Republicans to be more forceful. But the District’s reluctance to take action sooner underlies lessons officials learned decades ago about the perils of aggressive enforcement.

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Unleashing the power of midcap companies

McKinsey Public & Social Sector Insights

Midmarket businesses have vast opportunities to increase their performance and scale if they reinvent how they work. Here are six keys to successful midcap transformations.

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‘Invisible’ no more: States move to hire people with disabilities

GCN

Tapping potential employees with “non-apparent” issues like autism, attention deficit disorder and chronic depression can bring qualified candidates to a public sector workforce in desperate need of talent.

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The Ultimate Playground Inspection Handbook

Dive into the world of playground safety with this complimentary guide. It offers a detailed exploration of essential practices to ensure the utmost safety for children. Delve into inspection techniques, from assessing equipment conditions to evaluating surfacing materials. Gain insights into maintenance strategies to keep playgrounds in top-notch condition year-round.

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What Device as a Service Offers State Government

State Tech Magazine

State and local governments may deploy devices such as PCs and smartphones as part of an approach called Device as a Service. In the past, organizations, including state and local agencies, focused on BYOD policies rather than issuing phones and tablets themselves. However, they soon realized that they needed to remove sensitive information from these devices and implement security controls, says Aaron Rose, security architect manager for vertical solutions at Check Point Software Technologies.

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Florida’s school safety dashboard helps parents and teachers address root causes of misbehavior

GCN

COMMENTARY | School leaders can use the dashboard to identify areas of concern in their own school—such as an increasing pattern of fights—and then develop evidence-based solutions and training to address the issues.

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The surging demand for data is guzzling Virginia’s water

GCN

The commonwealth is home to the data center capital of the world. Can it handle AI's thirst?

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5 best practices for accelerating research computing with AWS

AWS Public Sector Blog

The cloud is accelerating research insights by reducing data analysis and processing times, enabling researchers worldwide to collaborate on solving universal problems from drug discovery to climate challenges. Amazon Web Services (AWS) works with higher education institutions, research labs, and researchers around the world to offer cost-effective, scalable, and secure compute, storage, and database capabilities to accelerate time to science.

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How Mentoring is Reaching New Teachers in Rural Alaska

Homeroom

By: Abigail Swisher, Rural Impact Fellow, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Spanning 37,000 miles across Alaska, the Northwest Arctic Borough School District has struggled to hire and retain enough new teachers. The eleven villages within the district – many of them above the Arctic Circle – are sparsely populated and remote. The winters are Continue Reading The post How Mentoring is Reaching New Teachers in Rural Alaska appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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How Local Leaders Can Improve the Quality of Life for All Children Through Nature Access

NLC (National League of Cities)

By Eric Knepp, Parks Superintendent at the City of Madison, WI As the Superintendent of Madison Parks, I often say, and strongly believe, that the future of parks is partnerships. The mission of Madison’s Parks Department is to enhance the quality of life for everyone in Madison, WI.

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7 Signs Your Local Government ERP Is Holding You Back: A Guide for Small Municipalities

Local governments and municipalities serving populations under 200,000 face distinctive challenges in delivering efficient and effective services to their communities. To overcome these challenges, many rely on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems tailored to their specific needs. Not all ERP systems are created equal, and some may hinder progress rather than support it.

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Mexico Made Safe Mobility a Human Right — Here’s How Its Streets Can Become Safer

The City Fix

Mexico became the first nation to declare access to safe mobility a human right in 2020 and two years later passed the General Law of Mobility and Road Safety to protect people, reduce collisions and promote sustainable modes of travel. Now, with this new.

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How Youth Apprenticeship is Improving the Economy in Frederick Maryland

NLC (National League of Cities)

Co-authored by Allen Etzler, Communications Manager, City of Frederick May 5th – 11th will mark the first national Youth Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide celebration of earn-and-learn programs that benefit youth, employers, and cities. Apprenticeship programs allow youth to earn competitive wages while obtaining the relevant training and experience to start their careers.

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Navigating Technological Growth

GovLoop

Technology modernization is a near-constant struggle for many public sector organizations, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Atmore, Alabama, were no exception. Wind Creek Hospitality (WCH) which manages the tribe’s gaming facilities, wanting to diversify into commercial gaming and social gaming platforms, realized it needed to evolve its technology capabilities to deliver richer customer experiences.

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How Youth Apprenticeship is Improving the Economy in Frederick, Maryland

NLC (National League of Cities)

Co-authored by Allen Etzler, Communications Manager, City of Frederick May 5th – 11th will mark the first national Youth Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide celebration of earn-and-learn programs that benefit youth, employers, and cities. Apprenticeship programs allow youth to earn competitive wages while obtaining the relevant training and experience to start their careers.

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Sustainable Facility Maintenance Management for Small Local Governments

Unlock the potential of sustainable facility management! This guide empowers small local governments to lead with climate-resilient infrastructure, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and more. Elevate your community's resilience, reduce costs, and embrace eco-friendly practices. Discover the role of facility maintenance teams in green cleaning, sustainability analyses, and infrastructure upgrades.