Despite the reality that CCSS has not taken American education by the standardizing storm that its schemers had hoped, Gates continues to fund CCSS as a pet project.
When Bill Gates agreed a couple years ago to put a small piece of his personal fortune into a fund that invests in companies serving low-income customers in India, he invited the fund managers to return with a plan to scale up their investments and their social impact.
Without absorbing that the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, it is pointless to claim to be an American, except perhaps by coincidence of birth.
Instead of spending billions of dollars to prop up today's inefficient wind and solar energy, we should be investing more in green research and development to innovate the price of green energy down below fossil fuels.
In 2013, I began experimenting with what's called a personalized model: Instead of receiving instruction solely through traditional lessons, students work independently, in small groups, or with me, either one on one or in small groups for their lessons.
On Thursday, Liberia will be declared "Ebola-free" by the World Health Organization, joining Sierra Leone and Guinea -- signaling an end to the Ebola epidemic. What did we learn?
The year 2015 was a pivotal time when humanity turned more decisively toward building a thriving and sustainable world.
The Paris conference on climate change was quite the cliffhanger. Even till the last minute, we were left wondering: Will Paris be another Copenhagen, where, famously, the deal had unravelled?
Similar to the point above, just because you have a C-level title, doesn't automatically make you a "leader." I often stress the fact that you don't need a title to lead. You can be a leader in your workplace, your neighborhood, or your family, all without having a title.
All in all, Gate's list is an admirable one -- tailored to one man's interests.
More than 190 nations have agreed on a plan to limit climate change, ending a decades long search for an accord requiring the world's economies to re...
Once the cheering, perhaps as much a matter of relief for at last having the beginnings of a real agreement as anything else, dies down, a process of years-long pressuring, prodding, chivvying, and inspiring will take place. Or, perhaps better put, it had damn well better take place if this planet is going to remain habitable for humanity.
Beyond ratifying the substantial, but inadequate, voluntary national commitments to lower climate emissions, which had already emerged as the first major Paris contribution to climate progress, the final Paris agreement opened three major avenues for climate advocates and solutions.
No one is looking yet at the benefits to economic growth increased investments will bring to prevent our Earth from overheating, investments that will be needed to mitigate the ongoing damage of rising seas, as well as fund future investments in new technologies that can reduce the increased warming science predicts.
In an exclusive interview with Ideagen's George Sifakis, Dr. Nathan Myhrvold discussed his work with Microsoft, Intellectual Ventures, and the value of innovation and collaboration.
China is not the only country in East Asia to eye the global thermometer and begin to sweat. Of the top ten emitters of carbon dioxide in the world, three are close neighbors: China, Japan, and South Korea.