My assumptions about history began to change 13 years ago. I was teaching a class called Media, Stereotyping and Violence when the tragic events of 9/11 overtook our lives. In the days that followed, my students and I confronted a question: Is all this violence inevitable?
Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.
Will Harvard's Management Company, tasked with growing Harvard's endowment, acknowledge the critical state of the planet and direct a portion of Chan's gift to building the kind of intentional financial partnerships that lead to a more stable climate and a more manageable global health ecosystem?
Billionaire Bill Gates funds the media. This is no surprise to me. What did surprise me is the discovery that he meets with the media he funds (and others) regularly behind closed doors.
Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.
Not long ago, Malcolm Gladwell made a bold prediction: Fifty years from now, Apple will be around and Microsoft will be gone, but Bill Gates will be remembered -- and Steve Jobs won't. As surprising as it seems, Gladwell might be right.
The child welfare systems across the nation face major challenges and Washington State is no exception.
In the past few weeks, your Facebook feed was probably littered with videos of friends getting doused with ice water to help spread awareness of and f...
Folks, it just isn't enough to click, post, share, like, thumbs up, emoticon or use any of the other digital substitutes we have for actually taking action, getting physically involved or emotionally worked up.
While their videos have been unquestionably successful in terms of raising awareness (1.2 million videos uploaded) and funds ($13.3 million contributed) on behalf of an intractable disease, they have overlooked the most important message of all: vote.
Imagine a life where you are not allowed to be creative and you have no idea that you are not living up to your full potential or that a better life is attainable? Despite our daily challenges, few reading this would ever be able to fully understand such a reality.
Zuckerberg, Obama, and Stewart are advocates for immigration reform; they believe undocumented people are a class of people that we treat poorly, and America must overhaul its immigration policies.
The corporate under-written Common Core standards and tests are at best a distraction and at worse add grievous insult to injury for children of color.
No seasoned teacher needs to be told that some students just don't test well. But Bill Gates is certainly no seasoned teacher. He is just a man with lots of money who gets to purchase his viewpoint. He believes that standardized tests should be "part" of "measuring" teacher effectiveness.
Over the last year I've subscribed to a number of YouTube channels that have consistently helped me identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities. Here is a list of my favorites.
So for all the improvements in condoms, and all the bells and whistles that come with them these days, are we really getting to the root of the problem? No. Innovation is not a replacement for education.