improving education

improving education

How do you make a developer in five months? Denver is about to find out

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Improving Education Through Better Teachers

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theodp writes "The teaching profession gets schooled in cover stories from the big pubs this weekend, as Newsweek makes the case for Why We Must Fire Bad Teachers, and the NY Times offers the more hopeful Building a Better Teacher. For the past half-century, professional educators believed that if they...
Improving Education Through Better Teachers
These 15 Tech Billionaires Are Spending Millions To Save The World

Salesforce Bows To Peer Pressure, Withdraws 'Social Enterprise' Trademark Application

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So much for that. In a victory for all of us who find the idea of trying to trademark generic-sounding terms tedious — and a victory, too, for those who actually work in the world of social enterprise — Salesforce.com has announced that it has withdrawn its applications to trademark...
Salesforce Bows To Peer Pressure, Withdraws 'Social Enterprise' Trademark Application

Zuckerberg And 30 Tech All-Stars Launch Political Advocacy Group FWD.us

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Leaders from Facebook, Google, and other tech giants today announced they’re banding together to form a political advocacy group called FWD.us, designed to promote policies that will keep the American workforce competitive. The bipartisan group’s first priority is pushing for comprehensive immigration reform, but it will also support education reform and...
Zuckerberg And 30 Tech All-Stars Launch Political Advocacy Group FWD.us

Bill Gates: education needs much more than just 1 percent of R&D spending

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Investments in education technology are beginning to rival the boom in the late 1990s, causing some to wonder if another bubble is brewing. But, speaking to a packed auditorium of educators and technologists at the SXSWedu education technology conference in Austin, Bill Gates said that given the impact of education...
Bill Gates: education needs much more than just 1 percent of R&D spending
Bill Gates answers questions about vaccines, robots, Steve Jobs on Reddit

Here comes another tech bubble -- in education

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Frank Catalano I’m the kind of guy who worries when something gets too popular. I looked askance at novels (especially science fiction) that made it to mainstream bestseller lists when written by otherwise mediocre authors. I avoided buying any footwear or polo shirt that was named for, or sported images...
Here comes another tech bubble -- in education

How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education

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Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers. Startups, entrepreneurs, businesses (and the rest) need to remember that technology doesn’t have to put teachers in jeopardy;...
How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education

Obama v Romney: which candidate is better for tech start-ups?

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At the request of New York's tech community, both presidential candidates explained how their policies would help start-up firmsMitt Romney and Barack Obama explained how their policies would help the nation's tech start-ups in separate letters published Tuesday. The missives were sent to New York Tech Meetup (NYTM), the city's...
Obama v Romney: which candidate is better for tech start-ups?
CSR goes downstream: Bright Funds launches charitable giving tool for businesses
Chip industry's honoree wants you to boil frogs (so to speak)

Help Define How The US Government Promotes Innovation Over The Next Four Years

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Here's a chance to help define how the US government promotes innovation over the next four years. Over at our Step2 discussion platform, Darrell West of the Governance Studies program of The Brookings Institution is seeking to crowdsource ideas, feedback and insights into how the federal government can go about...
Help Define How The US Government Promotes Innovation Over The Next Four Years

Sneak Peek: The technology behind the new Gates Foundation Visitor Center

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation opens its new Visitor Center in Seattle starting this weekend, giving the philanthropy a new opportunity to inform and engage the public in its mission of improving education and global health for the world’s poor. Frankly, the photo booth alone is worth a...
Sneak Peek: The technology behind the new Gates Foundation Visitor Center

This London accelerator plans to do good and make profit

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The concepts of public good and private enterprise are often pitted against each other — or at least seen together so rarely that seeing them in combination can feel harder than getting Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in the same room. The focus on small, easy ideas at the expense...
This London accelerator plans to do good and make profit
Education tops list of priorities in annual GE survey on innovation in business

Beware the lure of Mark Zuckerberg's cool capitalism | Nick Cohen

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The high-tech, borderless future envisaged by the Facebook boss is not a future many people can live inCyberspace is turning into a political programme. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook is pumping tens of millions of dollars into "a social welfare group" - a lobby company in all but name - to tell...
Beware the lure of Mark Zuckerberg's cool capitalism | Nick Cohen
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