Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Here's the missing link in the #MeToo movement

With every new revelation of sexual harassment, we are left with more questions than answers. How did we get here? How do we ensure we never go back? …

Consumer Price Index

Melinda Gates denounces Trump’s immigration comments

As someone who has spent extensive time in the developing world, Melinda Gates thinks President Donald Trump’s alleged comments on Latin American and …

Donald Trump

Melinda Gates hits out at Trump’s ‘alarming’ immigration views

Melinda Gates has lashed out at President Donald Trump’s description of immigrants from Haiti and Africa as originating from “shithole” countries, …

Philanthropy

A Wisconsin breakthrough could speed TB testing around the globe: BTN LiveBIG

What’s the world’s most deadly infectious disease? HIV/AIDS? Ebola?<p>Despite the headlines that these diseases garner – with due cause – the deadliest …

Big Ten

MSVU researcher heads back to Cambodia to study nutrition

A Halifax-based researcher will soon be heading back to Cambodia as she continues to study food fortification and nutrition in the southeast Asian …

Bill Gates promised to pay off this country's $76 million debt — now he's doing it

Billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates will pay off $76 million of Nigeria's debt.<p>It's part of a promise the Bill & Melinda Gates …

Philanthropy

Is the FBI’s latest probe of the Clinton Foundation a “witch hunt” – or something more?

Most presidents fade from the public life once they step down, but Bill Clinton is not one of them<p>With few exceptions, most presidents fade from public life once they step down.<p>Bill Clinton, however, has shunned leisure time since his administration ended in January 2001. Instead, he has whiled …

U.S. Politics

The You Guys PIK Edition

<i>Slate Money on BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), super PIK bonds, and Nigerian debt.</i><p>Felix Salmon of Fusion, Slate Moneybox columnist Jordan Weissmann, and …

'Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon', TV serial watched by 40 crore people, changed gender beliefs in rural India

<i>By Swagata Yadavar</i><p><i>In Pratapgarh, a village that could be anywhere in the Hindi belt, a young man, Ravi, gets to know that his wife, Seema, is</i> …

India

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant …

Professional Development

Be Skeptical of Those Who Treat Science as an Ideology

Skepticism is the lifeblood of scientific progress. By constantly asking whether there is a different answer, a better approach or an alternative view, scientists drive improvements and innovations that ultimately benefit everyone. It is not “antiscience” to be skeptical—it’s definitively …

Opinion

Diversity Finally Comes to Facebook’s Board of Directors

Facebook’s board of directors welcomed its first African-American member, as American Express chairman and CEO Kenneth Chenault will take a seat …

Business

Supporting Transitions: Effective Ways to Guide Students Through Changes

Schools exist in our collective consciousness as agents of both liberation and restraint. Schools can determine if you remain trapped in your cycle …

Diversity

Flattening Speed Bumps: The Path To Postsecondary Success

<i>Jim Larimore, Chief Officer for the Center for Equity in Learning, is a guest contributor for the Reach Higher initiative</i><p>A coworker of mine recently had a destitute man approach her car. After he left, her daughter asked, “How do people become homeless?”<p>Her mother said it usually wasn’t one thing, …

Education

Here are the initiatives Memphis’ education philanthropists will focus on in 2018

A Memphis philanthropic group has shed its “Teacher Town” name but still plans to spend this year recruiting new teachers while also investing in …

Education

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

The descriptions are haunting.<p>Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked …

Public Health

How Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington and Bill Gates Use Social Media to Build Their Brand

These CEOs stand out on social media in a time when many of their peers still don't even have an online presence.<p>Many CEOs and entrepreneurs still have their hesitations on whether or not to have a personal account active on social media, even though the year is 2018!<p>A report from CEO.com showed …

Success

New, MIT-based program proposes transforming physicists, engineers into teachers

The “Great Dome” on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is hosting an experimental program to recruit physicists, …

George Bernard Shaw

Survey: Americans Very Concerned About Liberal Media Bias, ‘Fake News’

While acknowledging that technological advances “have made it easier for Americans to connect with each other and to find information, including …

Journalism

What Is Obama Doing In 2018? You're Going To See A Lot More Of Him

It's been about a year since he left the White House, and in that time, former President Obama has stayed pretty low key. He vacationed with …

Ralph Northam

Just nine of the world's richest men have more combined wealth than the poorest 4 billion people

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently reached a net worth of $105 billion, making him the richest person in the world — and ever in history.<p>A recent study …

Wealth

Ed-Tech Company Clever to Help Schools Track Tech Usage—For a Cost

Ed-tech company Clever has made its way into 60,000 U.S. schools by keeping things simple, offering free solutions to often-mundane problems, and …

Education

Why the Gates Foundation Will Pay Off Nigeria’s $76 Million Polio Debt

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to pay off the $76 million debt that Nigeria owes Japan for resources used to eradicate polio.<p>It marks yet …

Public Health

$11 million from South Lake Union property sale proposed for Seattle homeless crisis

Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to pay for rental assistance and short-term …

Housing

The 10 biggest charitable donations of 2017: who was the most generous with their cash?

Some of the richest people in the world gave away record sums to charity last year, making 2017 one of the strongest for philanthropy in over 10 years.<p>Three donations topped $1bn (£720,000) or more, according to data compiled by US magazine <i>Chronicle</i>, which produces an annual top 10 list of the …

Philanthropy

Is Seattle’s homeless crisis the worst in the country?

Maybe. It depends on how you count — but Seattle is definitely worse per capita than New York or L.A.

Housing

Fact-check: Weighing 7 claims from Betsy DeVos’s latest speech, from Common Core to PISA scores

In a speech Tuesday at the American Enterprise Institute, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made the case for giving up on the type of school …

Education

Why The World Ignores Diseases Of Poverty

More than 1 billion people worldwide are infected with diseases of poverty. These conditions disproportionately afflict the world’s poorest, either in the developing world, or in developed countries with extreme inequality.<p>Though well-known conditions such as HIV/AIDS and malaria are considered …

Public Health

Seven Black Women Whose Companies Were Successfully Acquired

A black woman in tech who has raised over $1 million for her company is considered a unicorn. Those whose companies have been acquired are even …

L'Oréal

Americans say social media is destroying the news — but nobody knows what to do about it

Social media truly is bringing Americans together... in our frustration over social media giants.<p>Americans are fed up with the role that big tech …