Here in the City of Newton, MA, we have a new mayor, a new school superintendent, and a new high school almost complete. The changes are just beginning. Have you logged onto the city website lately? It has a new look and feel and that is a good thing and long overdue.
Even more exciting for me is the new Newton Public Schools’ website. It presents a similar look and feel of the city site. It is built with an Open-Source platform called Drupal but If you don’t speak geek, suffice it to say that this is free software and the wave of the future. The Newton Public School’s Technology Department has been doing their homework. I particularly loved the Parent’s page which had an easy link to the City’s look-up for Voting, DPW, and School Districts. This is truly an excellent example of technology used in a practical way to serve the community. Look forward to more good things coming our way.