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Hewlett Foundation

A Call to Foundations to Step Up Giving, Act on Climate

Justin Guay | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Justin Guay

It's time foundations stepped up their game when it comes to climate. That's the message from two foundations that have invested big in climate: Larry Kramer and Carol Larson of the Hewlett and Packard Foundations. Put simply, their message is that the challenge we face is too great for philanthropy to be sitting on the sidelines.

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.

Will 2014 Be The Year of Listening?

Aspen Baker | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Aspen Baker

2013 revealed a promising new political trend: A renewed interest in listening, connection and acknowledgment of gray areas to spur innovation and pos...

Hewlett Awards $100K Prize for Test Scoring

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Tom Vander Ark

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation awarded $100,000 today to the top five teams in a competition to accurately score short answer test questions.

How Open Educational Resources are Changing Higher Education

Shai Reshef | Posted 10.14.2011 | Education
Shai Reshef

Removing money from the equation, we will see in a very short time what universal affordable education will achieve in changing, brightening and modifying the world we live in.

Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan: A Way Forward

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

Afghanistan is now ranked second worst in the world when it comes to maternal mortality. But there is hope on the horizon.

Open Education Resources Get a Big Boost: Cathy Casserly Joins Creative Commons Board

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

Long time OER champion Dr. Catherine Casserly was just elected yesterday to the Board of Directors of Creative Commons to help provide further direction for the Open Education Resources movement worldwide.

Activist Orgs Continue to Fund Top Post in Ritter Administration

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Three years into his tenure, Gov. Bill Ritter should write a guidebook on how to buy a top post in his administration. Think it couldn't happen? It already is in the Governor's Energy Office.