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Impact Investor Global Partnerships Invests in Solar to Connect the Poor With Light

To this day, an estimated 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity. That is over a billion people who struggle to refrigerate their food and medicine, study at night to further their education, or charge their mobile phones. Show More Summary

Are You the HIV-Positive Leader of Tomorrow?

The National Minority AIDS Council has spun off a new division, the Leadership Pipeline, which hopes to educate, train, and inspire new and existing leaders of color to fight for racial justice in order to end the HIV epidemic. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

On Scott Walker and academic work

I don’t know if you all caught this one in Politico: Scott Walker urges professors to work harder By Lucy McCalmont 1/29/15 8:15 AM EST Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, defending proposed budget cuts for higher education, took a swipe at university professors who he said could be “teaching more classes and doing more work.” Please [...]

University System Won’t Investigate Disparaging Comments About Auditor’s Age

Yesterday the State Board of Higher Education met, and in addition to selecting Terry Hjelmstad to serve as their new president, they finally dealt with their auditor problem which dates back to before Thanksgiving. In early November NDUS Chief Auditor Timothy Carlson was notified by Chief of Staff Murray Sagsveen that he was being placed...

These “Tech Bears” Want To Educate You on LGBT Issues In The Name of Jeb Bush

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Here’s a site you should bookmark: JebBushForPresident.com. No, we’re not suddenly endorsing antigay politicians for 2016. And neither are CJ Phillips and Charlie Rainwater, the self-identified “tech bear” couple who are manning the site. Instead the pair — who grabbed the domain way back in 2008 — plan to use the URL to educate people on the way […]

Connecticut School Gives Women Opportunity for a Better Education

Since 1987, Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport, Inc. (MLC) has educated and supported over 9,000 women. They provide basic literacy and life skills education to low-income, undereducated women using a holistic approach within a compassionate and supportive environment. Show More Summary

Rothenberg Ventures’ First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education

VR could enlighten and heal, not just entertain. Its immersiveness could distract us from pain, help us face our phobias, or give us first-hand training. “We have a belief that VR will disrupt every industry. And it’s global. So we made efforts to find companies in every different industry and that are global” Rothenberg Ventures’ founder Mike Rothenberg about the… Read More

Beware! The Second Coming of the Textbook Wars

It may not happen today, or tomorrow, but the coming textbook wars will be massive, if quietly so. Why? The world of educational publishing is enormous; it is much bigger than you might imagine. It dwarfs, for example, the feeble trade publishing market. At the turn of the last decade, Pearson’s educational arm alone … Read More

South Dakota Education Association’s Finances

Here are the figures for the South Dakota Education Association. Total membership – 6,234, down 239 Total revenue – $2.2 million (73% came from member dues), down $220,000 Budget deficit – $27,000 Net assets – $1.8 million Total staff – 23 Staff salaries and benefits – $1.5 million Highest paid employee – Bryce Healy, former executive director, […]

Dismemberment Abortions Tear Babies Limb From Limb, It’s Time to Ban Them

One of the great humanitarian achievements of the Right to Life movement was the exposé of partial-birth abortion by National Right to Life. Our massive public education campaigns and our innovative laws to ban partial-birth abortion moved millions of Americans to take a second look at abortion, and millions of them switched to the pro-life […]

Jeb Bush, 'unabashed, capitalist conservative,' coming soon to a state near you

Jeb Bush’s staunchly conservative record as Florida governor has been overshadowed by conservative controversies surrounding his support for national education standards called Common Core and actually finding a workable solution onShow More Summary

Crowfall maps its universe, tells Forgemaster tales

Ready for a Crowfall update? Good, me too. ArtCraft has educated us about the Stoneborn Forgemaster archetype as well as provided some sample illustrations on how the game world's laid out. The Forgemaster is some sort of support class,...Show More Summary

Why the Internet loves to laugh at poor black people

America has an education problem, and it's not just the one you're thinking of.

Chinese Students Explain Why Their Country's Billion Dollar Education Push Is Failing

Two years ago, The New York Times reported that China is pouring $250 billion a year into higher education, with a goal of producing 195 million college graduates by 2020. Judging by the numbers, China’s efforts are succeeding. Chinese...Show More Summary

A Dad Asks, “Is College Worth It for My Daughter?”

A dad who wants the best life possible for his daughter looks out on the higher education landscape. Is college still the best answer? The post A Dad Asks, “Is College Worth It for My Daughter?” appeared first on The Good Men Projec...

China Cracks Down On University Textbooks Promoting 'Western Values'

4 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Education Minister Yuan Guiren says the country's institutions of higher learning should stop using textbooks that criticize China's leaders and political system.

Microsoft's white space internet aims to improve education in Ghana

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Microsoft has long been championing TV white space internet for use in places conventional types of connections don't reach, even in places that don't even have access to electricity. After a pilot program that brought white space broadband to some A...

Top Stories: South African Apartheid Killer Freed; ISIS Hostages

4 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: Blasts at a mosque in Pakistan kill many people; China's education minister wants to ban Western values in college textbooks; and poet Rod McKuen dies.

The Club Nobody Wants to Join: Mothers With Sons in Prison

Mothers around the world want the best for their children. These hopes and dreams include wanting their kids to be healthy, educated, loved, respected and to also have productive and prosperous lives. However, for an alarming number of black mothers, these wishes won't be realized. Show More Summary

Chinese Education Minister Warns Against ‘Infiltration’ of Western Ideas

Chinese teachers should be on their guard against the infiltration of Western ideas, the country’s education minister says. Also, while they’re at it, they should stop complaining and venting their grievances in front of students as well.

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