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Einztein and the Destabilization of the Edu-Content Industry

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Chrissie Brodigan

There's a battle brewing to circumvent the bureaucracy of universities and the classroom execution of the traditional professoriate.

Maternal, Newborn and Child Survival: Celebrating Progress, Continuing the Fight

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Make no mistake: a special focus on women and girls is not an aberration on the global agenda, for it is quickly emerging as the secret to unlocking humanity's potential in securing a more stable and sustainable future for all.

You Say You Want A Revolution?

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Diagnostics For All is a pioneering nonprofit that embeds health tests on a piece of paper the size of a postage stamp. A simple and clean technology that saves millions of dollars and lives.

Peter Buffett Integrates Action Network Into DoSomething.org

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Peter Buffett's social action collaboration with Akon, IsThereSomethingICanDo.org, is set to be incorporated into youth action site DoSomething.org, a...

Investing in Women and Girls: A Focus on Health, Advocacy and Innovation

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

In less than two weeks, the world's leading voices on advancing the lives and livelihoods of women and girls around the world will come together for the 2010 Women Deliver Summit.

A Great Deal for the World's Poorest Children

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

If you were a Minister of Health in Africa with less than $10 per person to spend on all health care, would you be able to justify $100 per dose for a vaccine, no matter how staggering the disease impact?

My Trip to Washington, DC for International Women's Day

Tory Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tory Burch

There are very real reasons to hope and expect that the growing strength of the women's empowerment movement may end the rampant discrimination and exploitation of women in our lifetime.

Teachers on America's Schools

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Bridgeland

No constituency is more vital in meeting the challenge to increase high school graduation rates and reform public schools than our nation's teachers.

The Top Philanthropists of 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On Friday, Slate Magazine posted a list of the 60 largest charitable contributions of 2009, and profiled the people who gave big. We've compiled the t...

Why a Gates Foundation Gift Was Not Enough for Haiti's Children

Lisa Conte | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Conte

As I watch the destruction in Haiti, I thought of all those who have hindered the investigation into crofelemer's promise--and thereby prevented distribution of this life-saving medicine.

The Wall Street Journal on Education: Lies, Myths, and Yellow Journalism

Eric Tipler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Tipler

Earlier this month, the Ford Foundation announced it was giving $100 million to improve urban schools, a fantastic announcement that the Journal lambasted with a misleading editorial.

Bill and Melinda Gates To Share "Impatient Optimism" Via Webcast

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Although the U.S. sends billions of dollars to other countries in foreign aid each year, Bill and Melinda Gates understand it's hard to wrap our minds...

Learning From Norman, and Feeding the World

Jocelyn Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jocelyn Zuckerman

If the world learned to feed itself half a century ago, why are there now more hungry people than ever before?

Impacting AIDS this World AIDS Day

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruxin

World AIDS Day has become a time to reflect on the daunting challenges we face in the battle against this tenacious killer. Although huge strides hav...

For DPS, History Bites Back

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

As Denver Public Schools struggles to pursue a consistent reform strategy, the district is encountering a multitude of obstacles, including repercussions from its history of failure.

Howard Buffett Using Fortune For South African Cheetah Reserve

The New York Times | CELIA W. DUGGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The New York Times: "THERE they are!" exclaimed Howard G. Buffett, the Illinois corn farmer, philanthropist and down-home son of one of the world's r...

Racing for Education Dollars

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

The California Legislature and Schwarzenegger did cartwheels last week to pass education legislation that is opposed in part or whole by virtually every education interest group in the state.

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.

Melinda Gates: Our Efforts Around The World Are Working

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

From Melinda Gates on ONE: This week, I'm in Washington with Bill to do something that might seem unusual: say 'thank you.' We're saying thanks to th...

The Right Choice For USAID

Dan Glickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Glickman

The selection of Dr. Rajiv Shah to lead USAID is a tremendous choice that underscores the Obama Administration's commitment to the vital role development plays in foreign policy and to the rebuilding of this vital agency.

Mr. and Ms. Gates Go To Washington, Host Roundtable On Global Health Funding

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Diane Tucker

The Gateses are visiting our nation's capital to reframe the conversation about global health aid. They said we should spend more time talking about what works and how to measure it.

From Chewing Gum To Chocolate: 76 Innovations To Improve Global Health Backed By Gates Foundation

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding 76 projects using innovative ideas from chewing gum to chocolate to improve global health, and that of ...

God Bless America

Mort Zuckerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mort Zuckerman

The end of a year always provides an opportunity to think about the true joys of living in this wonderful country we call America. One quality integral to the American sense of community is giving.

Gates Foundation Gives $1 Million Award to Cairo's Garbage Pickers

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melissa Biggs Bradley

Garbage Dreams follows teenagers whose methods of trash-gathering yield much better recycling rates than Western methods. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has now awarded the NGO profiled in Garbage Dreams a $1 million grant.

Google Founder Sergey Brin Donates $1 Million To HISA, Jewish Charity That Helped Family Relocate

New York Times | STEPHANIE STROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Were it not for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, there might be no Google. Thirty years ago today, Sergey Brin, a 6-year-old Soviet boy facing an ...