Department of Education

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Virtual Books for Public Schools

I suggest you purchase virtual books and writing pad tools for students in public schools. Currently, the average textbook costs around $100, if you multiply that book times the number of students, and each class they take during their elementary and secondary education, then the numbers can be quite extraordinary. If virtual books could be utilized and students were given readers or computers with memory sticks, ...more »

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Department of Education

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Virtual Classrooms for Public Schools

I suggest you provide virtual classrooms for public school children. Currently, commercial entities such as 'Sylvan' provide a service to school children to help them achieve grade level. This service is provided in a virtual format, as well as, in a classroom settings. The virtual format includes computerized instruction, teleconferencing and electronic writing tablets. Students call into to a virtual teacher who ...more »

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Department of Energy

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Deploy Vehicle Idle Elimination and/or Reduction Technologies ($300M - $375M in Savings)

Deploy no idle/limited idle time vehicle technologies. Many law enforcement agencies and departments across the country require vehicles to sit at idle for significant periods of time (4-8 hours) during the course of a work day. This idle time is necessary due to hostile environmental conditions (extreme heat or cold) or other operational requirements. Currently, anti idle technologies exist that allow interior enforcement ...more »

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The KISS Method to energy consumption

Energy use has to be a big expense to our government agencies. Some easy things that we can do to help in this expense are simply to turn it off. At the end of a workday, shut off all lights in work spaces and power down our computers. It can be as easy as, if you’re not using it, turn it off. I can't tell you the amount of lights and unnecessary power consuming items are left on and nobody is using them or even needs ...more »

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