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Chicago Expands Free WiFi Access to City Parks and Schools
Chicago is expanding Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Chicago Connected program and the Chicago Park District’s Citywide Broadband and Digital Equity Initiative to increase access to free WiFi service across the city.
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    The Oregon College Savings Plan (OCSP), a program of the Oregon State Treasury, has rolled out a newly redesigned website as part of OCSP’s ongoing efforts to promote financial empowerment and improve accessibility.
  2. Connecticut Launches Maker/Creator Website
    Connecticut has launched CTMakeItHere.com, which will serve as the hub for the next phase of the state’s “Make It Here” campaign.
  3. CISA Offers Guide for Election Security Comms Best Practices
    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new guide for state, local, Tribal, and territorial election officials that provides a framework and practical tools for developing and implementing a year-round communications plan for election security.
  1. N.H. Dept. of Education Rolls out Financial Search Engine
    The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) has rolled out iFinance, a new search engine that displays financial documents for all New Hampshire school districts.
  2. N.C. Funds Public Schools to Advance Digital-Age Teaching and Learning
    The North Carolina State Board of Education has approved 11 grant proposals for 10 public school units that will fund effective digital learning practices in the state’s K-12 public schools.
  3. cyber UMKC is the First University to Partner With U.S. Cyber Command
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  4. virtual reality Maine High School Uses VR to Enhance Cultural Learning
    A public high school in Maine is using virtual reality (VR) to enhance cultural learning in foreign language courses.
  1. NYC Offers Interactive Abolitionist History Audio Tour
    Ahead of this year’s Juneteenth holiday on June 19, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced the creation of an interactive audio tour that explores the city’s abolitionist history.
  2. NIST to Deliver Identity Proofing Guidelines for Public Benefits Programs
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Monday launched a collaborative project to adapt NIST’s digital identity guidelines to support public benefits programs, such as those designed to help beneficiaries pay for food, housing, medical, and other basic living expenses.
  3. Sen. Hickenlooper: GenAI Can ‘Dramatically’ Improve Legislation
    Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., said today that artificial intelligence (AI) will be beneficial to Congress by helping lawmakers write clearer legislation.
  4. New York State Launches New Mobile ID
    The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has launched the New York Mobile ID, a highly secure digital version of a state-issued driver license, learner permit, or ID on a smartphone.
  5. Nevada Invests $250M in Middle Mile Network Infrastructure
    As part of its efforts to expand broadband access, Nevada has created the Nevada Middle Mile Network. The network is a 2,500-mile open access, fiber optic network that will reach many unserved communities in Nevada.
  6. Oklahoma Schools Receive Tech Grants
    The Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust (OETT) announced the 21 schools selected to receive grants for the 2024-2025 school year.
  7. University of Minnesota Teams Up With Indigenous Partners for Online Course
    The University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) will use a $1,155,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) to develop and offer an Indigenous Education for All online course free to the public.
  8. FCC Announces 50 CSRIC Members, 2 Co-Chairs
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Monday the 50 members of the recently reestablished Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), along with the two co-chairs.
  9. University of Michigan Works With Detroit Organization to Drive Innovation
    The University of Michigan (U-M) is partnering with the Detroit Regional Chamber on a new strategic initiative to foster innovation, technological advancement, and economic growth in a new innovation corridor stretching from Ann Arbor to Detroit.
  10. GAO: FAA Must Aid State, Local Authorities With Drone ID Tech
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to do more to help state, local, and Tribal authorities use technology resources necessary to investigate unauthorized aerial drone activity, according to a June 6 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.