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Gates Foundation's New Focus: Building Networks of Schools

The Gates Foundation is synonymous with philanthropy and innovation in education. Bill and Melinda Gates wanted to change the way future generations learn. They have worked on closing the knowledge gap in regions where the literacy rates are low and dropout rates are high....

source: By Bambi Majumdar
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There is growing acknowledgement that in addition to a firm grasp of academic knowledge, children — to succeed both in school and in life — must develop the skills to manage their emotions, cultivate positive...

source: Wallace Foundation

Much of human progress depends on innovation. It depends on people coming up with a breakthrough idea to improve life. Think about penicillin or cancer treatments, electricity or the silicon chip. For this reason, societies have a big interest in making sure that as many...

source: The New York Times

John B. King writes: If you watched television in the 1980s, you may remember a commercial for a Broadway musical in which a theater patron exclaims after watching a show: "I laughed! I cried! I would see it again and again!" On a recent weekend when I saw my ninth grade...

source: The Baltimore Sun

Gifted students who are served in general education classrooms frequently finish their work sooner than other students. This can happen in one subject area, such as mathematics, or in all subject areas. Due to their rapidity of thought, they typically finish assignments...

source: NAGC

A bill to overhaul the Higher Education Act introduced by House Republicans on Dec. 1 contains significant changes to how high school students could apply for federal aid for college, the U.S. Department of Education's role overseeing...

source: Education Week

Across Los Angeles and Orange counties, one out of every five Hispanic children — 259,000 kids — attended a school in 2014 where practically every other child shared their race: the student body was at least 95 percent Hispanic. And in the 550 or so of those...

source: Southern California Public Radio


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