If the Waltons really wanted to make positive change in children's educations and lives, they would steer far clear of Michelle Rhee and her troublesome track record.
Former manager Alex Ferguson often said that Beckham practiced with a discipline to achieve an accuracy that other players wouldn't care about.
It's just the kind of thinking, where video is about surveillance, that we get confused notions of why having classroom cameras can make a difference for teachers. First, let's get clear on why these aren't "surveillance" cameras in either the literal or figurative sense.
Every time we eat meat, it's as though we're throwing away 6-20 calories worth of grains and legumes for every calorie we take in. Plus, we're contributing to exponentially more water use, desertification, air pollution, global warming, global poverty, and more.
Here are the top five things you can only find in Albuquerque.
The changing landscape of global philanthropy leaves us with the question of what if we cannot measure social change with the tools of the business world or with numbers.
We need to expand the conception and reach of social security rather than continuously put it on the national chopping block.
The global health community has barely begun to recognize how vaccination can enable a healthy, active aging process. This aha! moment had better come soon, because vaccination isn't just good health policy, it's great economic policy.
Today, 2.5 billion people don't have access to toilets. Investing in sanitation leads to healthier people and stronger communities. The Bill & Mel...
Several of the Skoll Award Social Entrepreneurship Award winners at this year's "Disruption" themed World Forum meet the classic definition crafted by HBS's Clayton Christenson of disruption - serving customers who are ignored by the existing business models.
For all its simplicity in use, the saga of the condom is profoundly complex. But one point is clear: The access to good condoms along with the respect for people and their culture probably trumps promises of high-tech prophylactics.
"We need to start thinking about the future of food if we are going to feed 9 billion people in a way that does not destroy our environment." -- Bill ...
Edtech -- shorthand for broadband-powered education technology -- holds the potential to transform learning from a classroom-bound process, whereby groups of students are taught by a single teacher at any given time, to a rich, personalized experience for each student.
Your life was almost certainly made better by a supervisor, manager, or leader along the way -- probably by many more than one. If you get the opportunity, say thanks. It's a great way to encourage more of what we really need: good leadership and management at all levels.
The race for LA's District 4 seat is ground zero in this battle over the corporate take-over of public education. The outcome of Tuesday's election has national implications in terms of the billionaires' battle to reconstruct public education in the corporate mold.
There is an African proverb that captures the importance of partnerships in the work we do at the Gates Foundation: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others."