Topic: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Rapping math teacher LaMar Queen uses rhyme to help students memorize seemingly complicated algebra and in the process improve their grades.
06/18/2010 02:20 pm
Billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett want other American billionaires to give at least half their wealth to charity.
06/16/2010 04:40 pm
But many education reformers see the Crist veto in Florida as just a temporary setback in their quest to improve teaching and teacher compensation.
04/15/2010 05:36 pm
To fight poverty and overpopulation, crops need coaxing. Advances in deep-root food plants may trigger a new Green Revolution.
04/06/2010 12:07 pm
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.
03/17/2010 05:40 pm
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault contains the world's largest and most diverse seed collection. In case of a disaster or crop failure in the future, the seeds, stored in a frozen underground vault, may prove vital.
03/12/2010 05:45 pm
In education and healthcare, job performance data are lacking – but that's changing.
02/23/2010 11:15 am
Hindu activists and environmentalists in India are advocating “cow-based” farming – using urine instead of chemicals, bulls rather than big-rigs. They argue that while pesticides and expensive equipment yield bigger harvests, they have also indebted farmers.
02/01/2010 04:15 pm
Despite a host of reform efforts, only half of low-income and minority students in US high schools graduate. Some programs are trying to change that.
01/15/2010 01:59 pm