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Department of Education

Online Education for Environmental and Energy Management

Create a comprehensive online education program to help novices and experts alike learn and collaborate on innovations and established processes to improve Energy and Environmental Management. The focus should be on teaching individuals and smaller groups how to manage their facilities and environmental programs to maximize their potential impact in reducing costs and environmental impacts. Knowledge sharing online... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Create a national veteran education benefit contract

Create a national contract for education benefits for veterans - billed to a single payer station in VA (similar to a GSA schedule). Veteran may choose any university where they can be accepted at the negotiated contract rate. Offer veterans incentives to choose lower priced accredited education, such as online programs - and the veteran will receive 25% of cost savings or extended benefits.

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Department of Education

MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORMS FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE U.S.A. (ELEMENTARY, PRIMARY, H.S.)

We all need to get in the habit of playing our part environmentally by reducing, reusing and recycling our waste, and if it has financial benefits then it is an even bigger bonus.
If school uniforms were mandatory in every state, parents should be and would be encoraged to reuse and recycle unifroms and school sports kits because is GREEN AND SAVES MONEY!
Also, school uniforms are a possitive impact on the learning enviroment.... more »

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Legislative Branch

Workfare Not Welfare

Require individuals and families work a number of hours each payment period to support their benefits. Consider this a service learning opportunity where everyone is obligated to help earn their income. Opportunities can exist in day care centers, adult day care centers, homeless shelters, cleaning parks and roadways.

States, counties, cities, and communities are reducing staff due to the economic conditions and need... more »

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Department of Education

High School students to serve their country after graduation

What: After high school, graduates should serve their country for two years (AmeriCorps Vista, Army, Navy, etc…) Families will be able to choose the agency). After completion, they would either enter into a higher education institution, go into the workforce, or remain in the program. Majority of teens who enter into higher education after high school are not ready, disciplined and/or focus. The nation is spending billions... more »

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Department of Education

Student Career Path Aptitude

I suggest that every person who wants to go into a given health care career (EMT, nursing home care, nursing home administration, nursing of any kind, emergency room care, doctor, alzheimer's/dementia care unit, etc) find out before they get too deep into college/training if they have the empathy and caring to handle the rigors of the job they are getting into. How to do this? “Volunteer” and get student credit for... more »

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Department of Agriculture

Train the Trainer

I suggest a stronger focus on train-the-trainer philosophy. Especially in IT. IT is constantly training and it is more cost effective to have a staff of teachers to go out and learn new technologies and come back and teach the work force. These teachers should be certified professionals and certified to instruct technology courses. An example cost savings, I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer, we are getting ready to... more »

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Department of Defense

Wind Errosion Financial Impact

If we implement a training program on wind erosion for the government, I believe most military bases and DoD facilities that are in open land (no land mass covering one side for miles of a region) should have a perimeter line of non-monoculture type trees (to reduce infections from diseases). I work in Tucson and while I would not want to call out anyone on this, I see government personnel spraying the dirt with large... more »

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Department of Justice

Federal Inmates spend their incarcerated time getting an education

Develop programs that provide a STRONG incentive for Federal inmates to educate themselves out of prison.

Set up a program that provides an education to all those serving prison sentences that would provide real and useful skills in the real world so those who finally are released have a financial incentive NOT to return to prison (because they MIGHT actually be able to find a job).

It would work something like... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Education - continuous and onsite

Employees must have access to advanced education to do their jobs - particularly in project management, leadership/management, technology, and communication skills. Bring providers of education on site to help employees enhance their skills, be taught as a group, and further the mission more effectively.

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Department of Energy

Federal Student Purchase Card Accounts

Help agencies expand student co-op programs and current Federal employee educational development through issuance of purchase cards tied to student-worker bank charge accounts. This would reduce paperwork, permit consolidation of various grants and loans in one account, reduce government payment for courses unsuccessfully completed, and provide a single accounting record for student grants, loans, and other reimbursements.... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

keep training at home

Instead of sending employees to centralized training (involves transportation, per diem, and often days away from the job), use video conferencing, disseminate a manual, or simply send a memo. If other federal agencies send their employees to remote conferences at the same rate as VA, I can imagine that the government could save an enormous amount of money while still educating the workforce and providing more service... more »

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