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1 hr ago | AlertNet

Gates-backed TB drug to enter late-stage testing

The first experimental drug that fights both conventional and drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis is advancing to late-stage clinical testing, researchers said on Wednesday, raising hope for a new way to stem the growing threat of drug-resistant TB.

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5 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Bill Gates Believes In Vaccines, Billionaire's Tweet Supports...

"I couldn't agree more: Vaccines are one of the cheapest ways to save lives," Bill Gates tweeted Tuesday along with a graphic provided by UNICEF .

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7 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Global investment officer, mountain climber, former assistant to U.S. Secretary of Defense to lecture at Birmingham Southern College on Thursday

Alexander Friedman, global chief investment officer of UBS Wealth Management and UBS Wealth Management Americas, will present the Stump Entrepreneurship Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Bruno Great Hall at Birmingham Southern College.

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11 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

4Culturea s Storefront Galleries + May

Persistent Work , by Seattle-based architectural photographer Abby Inpanbutr, celebrates an authentic piece of Pacific Northwest history.

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15 hrs ago | CiteULike

Effective Employer Engagement: The Year Up Model

It is hard to imagine a more critical time for helping the low-skilled and disenfranchised youth in our communities to become gainfully employed.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Switched

Shining the Spotlight on Sanitation

Gone are the days of sanitation languishing in the shadows while other basic human needs take the spotlight.

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Slashdot

Parents' Privacy Concerns Kill 'Personalized Learning' Initiative

GeekWire's Tricia Duryee now reports that inBloom, which was backed by $100 million from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others, is closing up shop after parents worried that its database technology was violating their children's privacy .

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The Huffington Post

GOP's Sen. Rand Paul Promotes School Choice

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is taking his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to Chicago, where he promoted school choice for poor families and planned to meet students at University of Chicago.

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Sunherald.com

Pascagoula senior nails $1M Gates scholarship, plans to study medicine

A senior at Pascagoula High School has become the school's fourth recipient, in recent years, of a Gates Millennium scholarship.

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The Miami Herald

Gates-funded student data group to shut down

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.

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Insider Monkey

Top Recent Hedge Funds' Moves Worth Keeping Track of

At Insider Monkey we track tons of filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission from some of the best hedge funds .

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Business Journal

It's World Immunization Week, yet Washington is still home to many in anti-vaccine movement

Seattle is home to some of the leaders in vaccine research and distribution, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has spent millions bringing vaccinations to the developing world.

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WNYC-AM New York

Sun Sets on Controversial Student Data Project inBloom

The non-profit corporation inBloom which sought to create a national repository of student data will shut down, following concerns raised by parents, school boards and elected officials over privacy and commercializing student information.

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Related Topix: Non-Profit, Education Etc., Charitable Organizations

National Public Radio

Gates-Funded Student Data Group To Shut Down

The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last client - New York state.

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The Washington Post

Common Core confusion

When Jeb Bush recently defended Common Core, of which he is a major advocate, the right once again exploded, claiming that it would be his downfall .

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Sentinel & Enterprise

Obama HHS choice

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is eminently qualified to take over for Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service.

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The Washington Post

What teachers really want

One of the striking things about modern school reform is that the people who you would think would be a big part of the discussion - teachers - have largely been ignored.

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Related Topix: Scholastic, Publishing, Media, Charitable Organizations, Education

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Afro American Newspaper

D.C. Achievers Scholars Ready for College

Donald Hense is founder and CEO of Friendship Public Charter School, which operates six campuses serving K-12 students in Southeast and Northeast D.C. Photo/www.friendshipschools.org Recently I was excited to recognize 82 young scholars from Friendship Collegiate Academy.

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Northwest Herald

Common Core facts

When we strip away the rhetoric and the emotions surrounding Common Core, there are facts that are inescapable.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Personal Finance: When choosing colleges, how to calculate the money factor.

Part of the state's California CareerZone website, it lets students create a lifestyle budget and search potential occupations, then match them with colleges that fit the student's personal and financial picture.

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