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Waiting for a Fair Shake: The One Sidedness of 'Waiting for Superman'

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Paras Bhayani

"Waiting for 'Superman' " may well perform a valuable service by shining light on a long-neglected issue. But I can't help but focus on the fact that it seems flawed in its two principal policy arguments.

Buffett And Gates Ask Chinese Tycoons To Give Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Chinese moguls came out in promising numbers Wednesday night to meet Warren Buffett and Bill Gates at a dinner near Beijing, CNN reported. The turnout...

IBM To Fund Tech-Savvy New York Public School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday that the City University of New York and IBM will team up to open a school, grades nine through 14, that will guarant...

Empowering Girls, Girls, Girls and Women

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

Only the formidable Bill Clinton together with his unstoppable Foundation can marshal the forces of good to begin to make fundamental change for future generations of girls and women.

Jay-Z & Warren Buffett Talk Shop On Giving Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For the upcoming issue of Forbes magazine, Jay-Z and Warren Buffett sat down to lunch with Steve Forbes to talk money - and philanthropy. The two fina...

Money, Money, Money at the UN -- Will $40 Billion Rescue Pregnant Mothers and Their Infants?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Wall Street starts a worldwide recession and donors are contributing less money than ever to the ambitious UN plan to slash poverty. But the world body nonetheless believes it can garner a startling $40 billion in new money.

Lucia Graves

Randi Weingarten, Steven Brill Face Off Over Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Is education advancing or retreating?" asked Sir Harold Evans, editor at large of The Week and moderator of an education roundtable on Thursday spons...

President Obama Moves To Change The Equation On Education, Not 'Waiting For Superman'

Dr. David Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. David Washington

Today at the White House President Obama is launching Change the Equation (CTEq), a unique and promising partnership coalition of over 100 companies r...

Eradicating Polio: Let's Finish the Job

Jeff Raikes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeff Raikes

The next five years offer a historic opportunity to have an impact on the health and welfare of people in the developing world. Even in the face of tough economic times across the globe, I am optimistic.

Community Colleges Try Innovative Ways to Improve Retention, Completion and Transfer Rates

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Liz Willen

(Inver Hills Community College in Minn.) By Casey Selix of MinnPost and Liz Willen of The Hechinger Report This is the time of year Inver Hills Com...

Gates Foundation Acknowledges Flaws In Report

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

SEATTLE — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has taken another baby step toward increased transparency, acknowledging in its annual report that...

Vermont State Board of Education Forsakes Independent Heritage and Says, "Let Bill Do It"

Susan Ohanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Ohanian

Vermonters just let Bill Gates take charge of education policy and practice in our state with barely a whimper.

Gates Foundation Pressured To Cut Ties With Monsanto

The Seattle Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For two years, local activists on a shoestring budget have been trying to document connections between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Monsant...

Saving Children, Stopping Rotavirus

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrheal disease in children worldwide and is responsible for the deaths of more than 500,000 children each year. It doesn't have to be this way.

The Giving Pledge: Which Wealthy Families Are Joining Buffett And Gates? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates have pledged to give the majority of their fortunes to charity -- and have asked other wealthy ...

Forty Billionaires Follow Buffett's Pledge To Donate Bulk Of Their Wealth To Charity

DailyFinance | CARRIE COOLIDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Famed investor Warren Buffett today announced the names of 40 of America's wealthiest families and individuals who have signed on to the Giving Pledge...

Glimmers of Hope on HIV

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Today, in the nine hardest-hit African countries, young women are about three times as likely as young men to be HIV positive. Two recent studies offer some hope.

New Financial Services for the Poor

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

In Mexico, we're trying to deliver banking services to rural communities in a way that is affordable to poor people. The way we are doing that is by bringing banking outside the bank.

Gates Foundation: How Did It Become The World's Most Prominent Charity?

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The headquarters of probably the most powerful charity in the world, and one of the most quietly influential international organisations of any sort, ...

Dewan Woods, Underprivileged Student, Gets Extra College Help From Teachers, Community

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For Dewan Woods, a young man whose never met his father, and is estranged from his mother, support from his high school teachers has meant a world of ...

Warren Buffett Talks Giving Back, Oprah With HuffPost's Willow Bay

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In an interview for Huffington Post and Yahoo! News, our own Willow Bay spoke with old school entrepreneur Warren Buffett on the economy, LeBron James...

Charter Schools Don't Do Miracles

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Charter schools are not the magic bullet that will transform urban minority public schools. As you peel away layers of the charter onion, the inevitable problems come to the surface.

Big Action for Small Farmers

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

At a time when donors and developing countries alike seek the greatest return on development dollars, supporting small farmers is one of the best tools we have.

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.

Committing to Women and Children

Melinda Gates | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melinda Gates

The G8 summit gets underway today in Muskoka, Canada. It's exciting that a focus of the summit is a new G8 initiative - conceived and led by Canada - ...