There is a lot of discussion going on right now about what is wrong with the American public school system and about how to fix it. But despite heated debates about what's working and what's failing, there is still a lack of good information, particularly when it comes to what teachers need in their classrooms and what matters most to parents. DonorsChoose.org is trying to bridge that gap and now has a contest to encourage developers to help by using its DonorsChoose API.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has been helping veterans find employment for years. They provide job listing and educational services that are designed to make the transition a lot easier. With the Addition of the VetSuccess API, the VA is making job posting a lot easier for prospective employers.