November 26, 2014 / David Ruenzel
When students learn content through technology, teachers are freed to focus on what’s most important for college success: the development of students’ skills.
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November 04, 2014 / David Ruenzel
Kindergarten teacher Melissa Burns calls the National Writing Project’s intensive summer institute “the only professional development I’ve had that has had a profound impact on my teaching.”
October 16, 2014 / David Ruenzel
When it comes to evaluation, teachers would prefer submitting videotapes of their best lessons rather than having their principals drop in, conspicuously, on their class. But it turns out that many principals prefer it too.
August 27, 2014 / David Ruenzel
A small but rapidly expanding number of teachers are not only tolerating social media, but embracing it as an instructional tool.
July 15, 2014 / David Ruenzel
Instead of students passively receiving knowledge, the Common Core enables students to create knowledge by engaging with big ideas in math, literature, history, and science.
"Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It’s what propels societies forward." —Melinda Gates
The Global Fund has helped to deliver more than 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria.
"The world faces a clear choice. If we invest relatively small amounts, many more poor farmers will be able to feed their families." —Bill Gates, 2012 Annual Letter
"When it come to global health, Bill and I are optimists—but we're impatient optimists. Tremendous progress is being made. But there is still so much we're impatient to see done." —Melinda French Gates
In Senegal, 80% of households now have a bed net, helping the number of malaria cases there drop 50% in a single year.
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