At the first ever White House community college summit Tuesday, President Obama announces new grants to help community colleges prepare Americans for new jobs.
Next week, the White House hosts a summit on community colleges. The schools, so vital to training and job skills, need support from all sectors of society.
Mark Zuckerberg is worth $4.9 billion, according to Fortune magazine. His massive donation establishes him as a major player in philanthropy, placing him alongside others made wealthy by technology innovations, including Microsoft Corp. co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Talk of the Millennium Development Goals at the UN General Assembly this week’s brought home one very clear fact: Western thinking about development is elite-driven.
It is easy to criticize the misspending and poor execution of foreign aid in places like Afghanistan. Done right, however, foreign aid promotes self-reliance.
Rapping math teacher LaMar Queen uses rhyme to help students memorize seemingly complicated algebra and in the process improve their grades.
Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett want other American billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity.
But many education reformers see the Crist veto in Florida as just a temporary setback in their quest to improve teaching and teacher compensation.
To fight poverty and overpopulation, crops need coaxing. Advances in deep-root food plants may trigger a new Green Revolution.
In Houston, a controversial education reform measure allows teachers to be fired based on their students' test scores. Some parents back the policy, but teachers unions have reservations.