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Giving Dreamers a Chance

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.12.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Resistance to immigration reform is, in many ways, a last grasp at salvaging the majority; but sociology is a tidal wave that inchoate outrage cannot stanch.

The Unsung Heroine of Economic Development

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Ehlers

Fertility decline -- and by extension, family planning -- is the unsung heroine of economic development.

Common Core: Don't Lose Momentum

Impatient Optimists | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Impatient Optimists

More than 80 percent of students say they expect to go to college, but less than 40 percent of adults have an associate's degree or higher. It's clear...

Bill Gates' Rose-Colored Glasses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.

Choice and the Age of Peak Child

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

Imagine having to take into consideration the fact that it's likely at least one of your children will die before the age of five. How does that affect the family that you plan for? How does that affect the future that you plan for your daughters or sons?

Bill Gates' Viral Video Is Perfect

Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Bill Gates wants you to read the Gates Foundations' annual letter about global poverty... and to get you to do that, he wants to create a viral video....

7 Ways Bill Gates Is Fighting Common Stereotypes About The Poor

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

In their annual letter published on Tuesday, Bill and Melinda Gates addressed a number of claims about global poverty often used to argue against givi...

6 Foundations To Watch In 2014 | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation A non-Microsoft veteran takes the helm The world’s largest philanthropic organization hired a new chief executiv...

What's Out, What's In: 2014 Education Edition

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.28.2014 | Education
Patricia McGuire

Since "Out" and "In" lists are in favor as the calendar flips, here are my nominees for what should be "Out" and "In" in education for 2014.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Why Giving Makes Us So Happy

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

"Every moment with a child is a chance to plant a seed."

Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Names Health Expert As New CEO

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.21.2014 | Impact

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has named Susan Desmond-Hellmann, chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, as its new CEO. ...

Pearson Caught Cheating, Says Sorry, But Will Pay

Alan Singer | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

I do not understand why Pearson for-profit and the Pearson Foundation do not face criminal charges and why New York State will continue to do business with a foundation and a company that admitted under pressure, to have violated state law.

Every Day Should Be Human Rights Day

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 02.09.2014 | Home
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as the date for honoring adoption of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, led by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. It is an opportunity to reflect and ask, "How can I help?"

America's 10 Top Givers Are...

Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact

They want to put an end to insidious diseases and improve underserved schools. They’re giving millions to save the environment and to making sure th...

This Is What Condoms Might Look Like In The Future

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 11.22.2013 | Impact

Would you use a condom made from beef tendons? Bill and Melinda Gates think you might. The foundation has selected it as one of the 11 winning designs...

Bill Gates Is Getting The Toilet Wrong | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact

In addition to eradicating polio in India and starting the personal computer revolution, the Seattle Superman of our age has managed to make going to ...

Dare to Be 100: Reformulating Global Health

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The new global health focus has a big agenda to confront, but we are fortunate that the system at last seems to be waking me up to the new reality.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

As World Pneumonia Day 2013 is celebrated around the world today, I'm struck by the difference a decade has made in the control and prevention of pneu...

How One Scientist Learned to Tweet and Love to Blog

Impatient Optimists | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Impatient Optimists

Passing this milestone caused me ask myself some questions: Why do I spend time engaging in social media? What do I get out of it? What does it achieve for the women and children in poor communities?

Driving Blind

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

One of the requirements for a driver's license is the ability to see. One of the first things you learn in driving school is to keep your eyes on the...

Save the World a Click at a Time

David Sable | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Mark Zuckerberg, as part of a consortium that created, believes that getting everyone in the world online is the only solution.

Bill Gates: The Internet Will Not Save The World

Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

Technology is "amazing," Bill Gates told the Financial Times in a recent interview, but it's not going to save the world. Speaking with the Times'...

Will President Obama Stop Supporting Corporate Reformers?

John Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John Thompson

The disgusting reality that the president ignores is that true believers in competition undermined the education of children destined to be defeated in their market-driven "reforms."

A New Partnership to Accelerate Vaccine Research and Development

Impatient Optimists | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Impatient Optimists

Accelerating the development of affordable new vaccines for the developing world is one of the most important factors in reducing child deaths and lif...

Is Corporate Philanthropy Dead as We Know It, or Should It Be?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

The initiative's difference stands out when corporations realize that they are large enough and have plenty resources and skills to address social problems in our communities. And, the catch line is they can make profit while doing that.