For those of you who have been following the development of the new ACRL Information Literacy Framework, you can now read comments on Part I, here: http://www.acrl.ala.org/value/?p=665#more-%27
Part II is also now available and includes two new threshold concepts: "Authority is Constructed and Contextual" and "Searching is Strategic." You can read Part II and leave comments here:
Lawmakers from both parties are backing new legislation designed to clear rape kit testing backlogs in Detroit and elsewhere by requiring law enforcement agencies and health centers to account for all of their untested kits and take steps to deal with them.
But it remained to be seen today whether legislators are prepared to approve money to pay for the testing, which can cost from several hundred dollars to more than $1,000 per kit.
Sen. Bert Johnson, D-Highland Park, the lead sponsor of legislation to create the Sexual Assault Kit Evidence Submission Act, said only a small proportion of sexual assaults are reported, and “those victims that are brave enough to report the crime and have the sexual assault evidence kit collected deserve to know that their case is being taken seriously and the system is doing everything possible to bring their attacker to justice.”
For the full article, see Paul Egan, "Michigan lawmakers support bill to require prompt testing of rape kits", Detroit Free Press, April 24, 2014.
Update Central enables Foundation Directory Online Professional subscribers to view summaries of recent additions and updates to our grantmaker database and build customized reports for more detail.
Monthly and year-to-date summaries are provided for newly added grantmakers; high growth grantmakers (significant increases in total giving or total assets); grantmakers with contact information changes; grantmakers with fields of interest or types of support changes; and grantmakers with leadership changes.
Here is the most current info ---
Foundation Directory Online Additions and Updates for April 2014
New postings for Michigan for April 2014.
Al-Jude Foundation, The Grand Blanc, MI $ 3,000
Carr Scholarship Fund, Maryjane Flint, MI $20,061
Georges Family Foundation, The Macomb, MI $11,750
Grand Rapids Mission Corporation Grand Rapids, MI $ 0
Grissom Middle School Booster Club Sterling Heights, MI $ 0
Handicapped Cubs Assistance Program Troy, MI $ 0
Khandwala Family Foundation, The Franklin, MI $ 0
LaBelle Family Foundation, Doug and Melissa Mt. Pleasant, MI $ 5,200
Laube Family Foundation Kalamazoo, MI $ 0
Michigan Society for Medical Research Inc. Ann Arbor, MI $ 0
Quicken Loans Corporate Giving Program Detroit, MI $7,000,000
Stevenson Foundation, Walter H. & Ella Detroit, MI $26,794
Tersigni Family Foundation Clinton Twp, MI $51,000
After years of widespread expansion, today’s $38 billion U.S. casino industry, now bigger than the movie theater, outdoor equipment and craft beer industries combined, is now going through a period of slowing revenue, leading to layoffs and casino closures.
Detroit is the fourth-largest gaming market in the country, but trouble may lie ahead. Analysts project the now-fragmented local gaming market could eventually exclude one of the four players that exist today: MGM Grand, MotorCity, Greektown and Caesars Windsor.
“I can’t imagine the three Detroit casinos are going to all survive,” said Richard McGowan of Boston College’s Carroll School of Business Management, who closely tracks the industry. “I’d be really surprised. I think one will eventually go because the owners are going to say that it is just not worthwhile.”
Here in the local market, revenue is on pace to fall for the third consecutive year, a trend prompted in part by a new, smoke-free gaming hall just an hour away in Toledo. The Toledo casino has commandeered southeast Michigan customers like the Detroit casinos did to Caesars Windsor in the early 2000s.
For the full article, see Karl Henkel, "Detroit area casino market may see casualties as revenue slows", Detroit News, April 24, 2014.
Ron French, "Gridlocked on change, state may bring back reviled MEAP next fall" : State lawmakers are not yet ready to approve the new Smarter Balanced test. The result: testing uncertainty for the next school year and no way to accurately evaluate teachers.
Amber Arellano and Steve Cook, "Teachers need more training and resources to teach to higher standards" : It makes little sense to expect that Michigan students will meet more rigorous college- and career- ready standards without supporting teachers in implementing them and measuring whether students get there.
"Coming May 6: The Michigan citizens’ agenda for 2014" : Learn what more than 5,000 diverse Michiganders from across the state said they want from their elected representatives in 2014
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