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Warren Buffett Donates More Than $2.8 Billion To Charity

Reuters | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has donated another roughly $2.86 billion of his holdings in the compa...

Bill Gates Is Betting On This Investment As A Way To Fight Extreme Poverty

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK -- From the top of the World Trade Center and with dozens of chickens squawking in the background, Bill Gates announced his foundation’s ne...

Failure Is a Part of Success: The Gates Foundation Should Be Praised for Owning Up

Peter Cunningham | Posted 06.03.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

A recent editorial suggested that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been characterized by hubris. It has hedged big bets, hoping its efforts would succeed. It's also suffered failure and for that it's been criticized as having exercised too much influence over education policy.

Philanthropy Begins . . . at three

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 06.02.2016 | Good News
Fran Moreland Johns

Which is what Oli did recently, making him my current favorite philanthropist.

Current Data Is 'Sexist,' So Bill And Melinda Gates Are Funding Research To Help Women

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact

Data is “sexist,” and will remain so until we get accurate statistics on women and girls, according to Melinda Gates. Because there’s a lack of ...

Media Matters: Reporting on Corporate Reform and Omitting Walton, Gates, and Broad

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.02.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Is Media Matters selectively exposing corporate reform while trying not to implicate or offend the current or potentially-future Democratic White House?

Bill Gates Has A Plan To Eliminate Malaria Once And For All

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact

Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year -- but with the right investment, Bill Gates is hoping to eliminate the disease entirely. Ga...

The Best of America: Part I

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

In a matter of weeks, I'll be stepping away from nearly eight years of working to promote global health. I hardly knew how absorbed I'd get in this ...

Pulses Set Racing at Victoria Falls

Robynne Anderson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Impact
Robynne Anderson

Normally, Livingstone is home to 150,000 Zambians and international tourists seeking out the unique beauty of the Victoria Falls. This week, Living...

What Bill Gates Got Wrong About Green Energy

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business

Bill Gates on Tuesday called for "new inventions" in energy storage to make generating power from solar and wind more economical. In a blog post acco...

It's Time To Acknowledge That Parenting Is Real Work

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business

Arguably one of the most powerful things Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has ever done had nothing to do with computers or his charitable foundation. ...

The U.S. Investigates More Cases Of Sexually Transmitted Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living

The Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, is strongly suspected to be linked to a new wave of microcephaly cases in Brazil. Babie...

What's Working: Collaboration & Personalized Learning in the Classroom

Allan Golston | Posted 01.27.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

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.

Another Company Offering A Year (!) Of Paid Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business

This summer Melinda Gates urged companies to offer more parental leave to their workers. Now she’s taking her own advice. Late last week, the chari...

Africa's 'Good News' Story on Polio, Squelched by its Own Champions

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.14.2016 | Media
David Tereshchuk

An excess of caution right now within official ranks might be admirable. But I for one hope that the low-key reporting that has accompanied this caution will not diminish the thanks and congratulations that are due to millions of dedicated health-workers in Africa, both paid and voluntary, for their supremely heartening achievement.

Dare to Be 100: Open Letter to Gates Foundation

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

First off, I state my intense admiration and respect for the work that you have done. I'm sure that tens of millions of persons on our earth are alive...

Politically-Birthed Common Core Turns Five -- Let's Celebrate by Ripping the Facade

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

As a critical thinker, I would like to read the empirical studies produced prior to Common Core adoption and that support exactly what the Common Core yields, not what those advertising it have told me it "emphasizes."

Who Does Gates Fund for "General Operating Support"?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.26.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The assertiveness of the Gates Foundation in funding its approved version of education reform takes on head-tilting meaning when one considers the organizations that Gates funds "for general operating support."

NEA's Lily Eskelsen Garcia Remains Faithful to Gates Funding

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Billionaire Gates has the ear of scores of influential individuals. It's a great exchange: You give us money; we give you an audience.

Women's Health Is Everyone's Health

UN Women | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
UN Women

When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke the famous words "women's rights are human rights," it was more than just great rhetoric: It was a powerful reminder that the world can never achieve true progress if half our population is left behind.

The Road To Making Polio A Disease Of The Past

Yvonne Maldonado, MD | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Yvonne Maldonado, MD

We have already come a long way in reducing the total number of polio cases globally, and it is just a matter of time before polio is a disease of the past.

Why Are We Facing So Many 'Under-the-Radar' Corporate Attacks on Oklahoma Public Schools?

John Thompson | Posted 05.23.2015 | Education
John Thompson

In Oklahoma and other states, market-driven school reform has failed. It is a wounded bear. A wounded bear is more dangerous, however. In their last gasps, national corporate reformers are counterattacking. As competition-driven reformers come out of the shadows, however, even more stakeholders will rally and defend public education.

Poor Farmers Lose Income When Milk Spoils During Delivery. This $5 Jug Helps Solve That

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact

In Kenya alone, 80 percent of the milk is produced by small-scale farmers who helplessly watched their income source spill and spoil during delivery. ...

Hewlett Funds a Common Core-Centered, Statewide 'New Accountability' Push

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.16.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

As CCSS continues to falter, fail, and face rejection by both locals and the politicians who realize they are elected by locals, the Hewlett report provides CCSS proponents with the ultimate "faulty implementation" exit: CCSS failed because it lacked complete system support.

What Warren Buffett Should Say To The Koch Brothers

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Andy Schmookler

If the United States continues down the road toward becoming a nation in which the few rule, manipulate, and exploit the many, how many good and humane causes will do well?