WISH: Indiana Board of Education demos new school data tool for parents

WISH: Indiana Board of Education demos new school data tool for parents. “The site will provide visual representations of all data pertaining to an individual school, school corporation or the state as a whole. Parents and educators will be able to see data points related to math and reading scores, graduation rates and percentages of students earning college credit through high school courses. They’ll also be able to filter data by factors such as, students on free or reduced-price meal plans, race or ethnicity.”

New York State Department of Health: State Department of Health Launches New Website and Audio Resources to Support New Yorkers With Long COVID

New York State Department of Health: State Department of Health Launches New Website and Audio Resources to Support New Yorkers With Long COVID. “As long COVID response efforts continue – in partnership with national and global health experts – the State’s new webpage offers information on what long COVID is, the symptoms, and how New Yorkers can prepare or seek treatment from healthcare providers…. To support New Yorkers currently struggling with long COVID, the website is also available in an audio format.”

Reuters: Florida asks U.S. Supreme Court to revive law targeting social media ‘censorship’

Reuters: Florida asks U.S. Supreme Court to revive law targeting social media ‘censorship’. “Florida on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a state law aimed at stopping social media companies from restricting users’ political speech after a federal appeals court blocked it earlier this year. The law, which had been challenged by industry group NetChoice, would require social media companies to disclose the rules they use for banning or censoring users and to apply them consistently, and would limit their ability to ban candidates for political office from their platforms.”

Arizona Secretary of State: New platform for the Arizona Memory Project launches September 29, 2022

Arizona Secretary of State: New platform for the Arizona Memory Project launches September 29, 2022. “The new website provides users with a modern look at the Arizona Memory Project and comes with many enhancements. Users will find the new website easier to search, with thousands of additional documents, newspapers, and other items fully text searchable. Additional enhancements include linked information across collections and items, improved search capabilities, and improved storytelling that highlight Arizona’s people, places, and events.”

KZRG: New app a welcome tool for youth suicide prevention in Kansas

KZRG: New app a welcome tool for youth suicide prevention in Kansas. “The free app, called ‘Kansas – A Friend AsKS,’ was developed in partnership with The Jason Foundation, a national suicide prevention organization, and can be found in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app connects youth to tools and resources to help a friend, or themselves, who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.”

State of New York: NYS OASAS Announces Launch of New Website to Promote Overdose Prevention Education

State of New York: NYS OASAS Announces Launch of New Website to Promote Overdose Prevention Education. “The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports today announced the launch of the new ‘Project COPE’ website, which promotes overdose prevention and harm reduction education in New York State. The goal of this initiative is to empower people to learn how to prevent overdoses and save lives in their community.”

New Jersey Attorney General: Acting AG Platkin Launches New Dashboard Detailing Information on Police Internal Affairs Investigations Statewide

New Jersey Attorney General: Acting AG Platkin Launches New Dashboard Detailing Information on Police Internal Affairs Investigations Statewide. “Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin today made a wealth of information about police agencies’ internal affairs investigations available online, in a searchable dashboard capable of filtering data by law enforcement agency, the types of allegations involved, and what, if any, disciplinary action was taken. It is believed to be the most comprehensive compilation of statewide internal affairs information to be made accessible to the public by any state in the U.S.”

Audit: TX gang database flawed, thousands of records miss validation (KXAN)

KXAN: Audit: TX gang database flawed, thousands of records miss validation. “The State Auditor’s Office conducted the probe and released its findings in August. The audit identified more than 5,000 records that were uploaded without the required information and over 1,000 that weren’t validated within the last five years – a federal requirement. The audit pulls the curtain back on flaws in a database that law enforcement officials consider critical to tackling gang violence – an issue state leaders have devoted millions of dollars to address.”