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12 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Common Core supporters hit back at Bobby Jindal for lawsuit

A national education group called Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal a flip-flopper for his lawsuit on Common Core , a sign that the program's backers are not backing down from a political fight.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Charitable Organizations, Life, Charity

19 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Lesotho military seize control of police HQ, jam radio stations

Co-founder and co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman and former chief executive of Microsoft Bill Gates speaks as Lesotho Minister of Health Mphu Ramatlapeng , World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and U.S. MASERU, Lesotho: Lesotho's military seized control of the tiny African kingdom's police headquarters and jammed radio ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Lesotho, Africa, Charitable Organizations, Microsoft, Startups, Bill Gates, Canada

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Pensions & Investments

Top 10 U.S. foundations by investment assets

According to data collected by Pensions & Investments, investment assets for the 49 largest U.S. foundations totaled nearly $173 billion in 2012 - the latest available data.


Related Topix: Best of 2007, Charitable Organizations, Ford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Finextra Research news

Digital payments crucial to economic growth - World Bank report

Governments should step up efforts to boost the use of digital payments in developing countries to increase financial inclusion, empower women and spur economic growth, according to a World Bank report.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Asia News Network

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan running out of funds for polio campaign

If new funds are not arranged soon for the faltering anti-polio campaign in Pakistan, it is likely to halt after two months, according to sources in the Ministry of National Health Services .


Related Topix: Asia Travel, Pakistan Travel, World News, Pakistan, Charitable Organizations, Vaccinations, Health

Insider Monkey

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), The Coca-Cola Company (KO), Canadian National ...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is a non-operating private foundation that works to help people lead healthy, productive lives.


Related Topix: Beverages, CocaCola, Charitable Organizations, Manufacturing, Construction, Insurance, Caterpillar, Transportation, Railroads, Canadian National Railway, Berkshire Hathaway, Investment Services, Warren Buffett

Seattle Times

Seattle’s Garfield High wants hazing to be history

Wrapping up a day of training, Sarah Antoncich, Garfield High faculty member, ends the session with the juniors and seniors who will be starting school next week.


Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Seattle Times, Charitable Organizations

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Holyoke Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez Hands Out Trespassing Notice...

Agustin Morales III, President of the Holyoke Teachers Association, was issued a trespassing notice by the school department which was order and signed by Superintendent Dr. Sergio Paez.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations

Click Orlando

Bill Gates, wife give $1 million to gun control

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have together donated $1 million to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, a gun control advocacy group, according to its most recent financial report with Washington State.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations

Insider Monkey

Republic Services, Inc. (RSG): The Stake of Bill Gates' Cascade Investment Tops 24% of the Company

Bill Gates ' investment arm keeps loading up on Republic Services, Inc. 's stock.


Related Topix: Republic Services, Environmental, Waste Management, Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations, Microsoft, Startups, Financial Services, Gabelli Asset Management, Investment Services


Jimmy Carter Talks Preventable Disease at Social Good Summit 2014

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will join the Social Good Summit this year via a special video message.


Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Speakers, Computers, Dell, Mandela, Drama Movies, Charitable Organizations

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Bill, Melinda Gates Donate $1 Million To Gun Control Campaign

US businessman, inventor and philanthropist Bill Gates, co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, delivers a speech after receiving an honourary degree during a ceremony at Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Guns, Bill Gates, Charitable Organizations, Microsoft, Startups, Washington, DC


Crusaders against GMOs [Pharyngula]

The New Yorker has a fascinating article on Vandana Shiva , a crusader against GMO crops.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, New York, Charitable Organizations

Ag Professional

New effort seeks to strengthen voice for science for GMOs

A new international effort led by Cornell will seek to add a stronger voice for science and depolarize the charged debate around agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified organisms .


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology, Biotech, Charitable Organizations

Forfar Today

Funding for innovative library projects

Public libraries across the country are being given the opportunity to help future-proof their services thanks to a 200,000 funding boost from the Carnegie UK Trust.


Related Topix: Libraries, Charitable Organizations

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Daily Kos

The Inoculation Project 8/24/14: A Mixed Bag

The Inoculation Project , founded in 2009 by hyperbolic pants explosion , is a group of Kossacks who gather weekly to combat the anti-science push in conservative America by providing direct funding to science and math projects in red state classrooms.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Games, Board Game, Clarkston, GA, Dekalb County, GA, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

15 CMS schools launch 'personalized learning' effort

Among several changes slated for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools this year, 15 schools are set to take part in a "personalized learning" initiative that aims to let students tackle work at their own pace instead of the traditional model of a teacher leading a classroom all at once.


Related Topix: Kelly, NC, Education Etc., Charitable Organizations, Eastover, NC

The Citizens' Voice

Teachers want constructive, useful and fair evaluation

Earlier this summer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, our nation's top advocate for standards and standards-based testing, called for a two-year moratorium on having states or districts make personnel decisions based on tests aligned to the new Common Core State Standards.


Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Standardized Testing, Education, Opinion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WCAX-TV Burlington

Refugee's long road to an elite college

Life happens to the best of us, but many will never know the struggles that plagued the life of Indra Achraya.


Related Topix: Vermont Technical College, Charitable Organizations

The Nation

How the Gates Foundation's Investments Are Undermining Its Own Good Works

Soon after Susan Desmond-Hellmann became chancellor of the University of California San Francisco medical center campus, she faced an acute personal embarrassment.


Related Topix: UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Charitable Organizations, Environment, Science, Global Warming, Stanford University


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