Secretary Gregory Bialecki, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
The Patrick-Murray Administration partnered with The Boston Foundation on Thursday, May 29th to kick off the Foundation’s FY2011 John LaWare Leadership Forum series, which will focus on job growth and long term economic prosperity.
This first in the series, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, explored the most collaborative and innovative opportunities for Massachusetts to compete for and leverage federal funds. Speakers included Doug Borchard of New Profit, Undersecretary of Housing and Community Develoment Tina Brooks, and Sarah Slaughter of MIT.
You can read more about the forum from Rob Gavin of the Boston Globe here.
iCatalyst: Massachusetts Innovation Engine Engages Commonwealth Employees and Constituents in Collaborative Ideation posted on Aug 20
iCatalyst is a cloud-based tool used to spark innovation within Commonwealth secretariats and agencies. The tool creates secure, password-protected communities where peers can interact with one another through Idea Challenges. In Idea Challenges, an executive sponsor poses a question to a defined audience to gather …Continue Reading iCatalyst: Massachusetts Innovation Engine Engages Commonwealth Employees and Constituents in Collaborative Ideation
Edwin Analytics Provides Tools for Educators to Improve Teaching Outcomes posted on Aug 18
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) collects data from school districts for reporting and policy analysis, turning that data into information which can improve educational outcomes is a common challenge. To address that challenge, and to support Governor Patrick’s top-level …Continue Reading Edwin Analytics Provides Tools for Educators to Improve Teaching Outcomes
Winners of Mass EduData Challenge Announced posted on Jul 30
The Mass EduData Challenge, a multi-week open data competition, revealed the competition winners at an Award Ceremony on Tuesday, July 15th at hack/reduce in Cambridge, MA. The education-centered civic hacking competition challenged participants to create valuable insights by leveraging anonymized public data sets maintained …Continue Reading Winners of Mass EduData Challenge Announced