12 hrs ago
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.
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)
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.
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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.
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 .
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is a non-operating private foundation that works to help people lead healthy, productive lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crusaders against GMOs [Pharyngula]
The New Yorker has a fascinating article on Vandana Shiva , a crusader against GMO crops.
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 .
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.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
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.