The Supreme Court ruled Monday that America’s children have the right to buy as many violent video games as they want. So, with that, let’s dive into our first story of the morning:
1) The Michigan “innovation incubator” is almost ready
Okay, almost may be a stretch, but ground has been broken on The Kent Innovation High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The school will feature hybrid classes, like bio-lit (a combination of biology and literature). The school is part of the NewTech Network, an organization that provides “services and support that enable schools to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning.” The system is made of 62 public high schools in 14 states.
“Grand Theft Auto”-pre-law, anyone?
2) Can Brookings unlock the future of American innovation?
The think tank will give it a try Tuesday with a gathering as part of The Hamilton Project, which “seeks to advance America’s promise of opportunity, prosperity and growth.”Among those making an appearance are former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin and former Assistant to the President on Economic Policy Lawrence Summers. The event is titled “PhDs, Policies and Patents: Innovation and America’s Future.”
3) The Aspen Ideas Festival is on!
If you haven’t heard, the Aspen Ideas Festival started Monday and goes through Sunday, and President Obama’s Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes and National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein sat down to discuss immigration and its effects on society:
4) NASA’s cost choice: Risk vs. innovation
Jeremy Hsu of Innovation News Watch reports on the risk vs. reward choice NASA is being forced to make as budgets get tighter:
Many new mission ideas have tried to keep risks down by relying upon heritage technologies that have flown on past missions. But that also means innovative new technologies may get squeezed out of smaller NASA mission budgets, such as the next $425 million Discovery-class mission that may target Mars, Saturn’s moon Titan, or a comet.
(Innovation News Watch via MSNBC)
5) The “poster child for female ADHD”-label needs to go
Molly Zemetkin, once known as “the poster child for female ADHD” has written a piece re-claiming her name and establishing herself not as someone with ADHD but as a well-rounded human being. How is she doing it? Driving up the positive information about herself that appears in online searches, without the help of a costly “reputation defense.”