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The University of Central Florida is among a newly formed alliance of 11 top public research universities focused on helping more low-income and first-generation students earn college degrees.
Human trials with a new genetically modified banana with artificial levels of the vitamin A precursor beta-carotene are set to begin this fall without prior animal testing. Researchers plan to feed the "frankenfruit" to college students attending Iowa State University , though details outlining how the study will be conducted and whether or not students will know what they are eating have been limited.
After a difficult two-year stretch in which its stock peaked at nearly $80 a share in July 2011 and then fell below $45 in December 2013, Digital Realty Trust . As a result of this reality, Bill Stein, the interim CEO of Digital Realty noted on the most recent earnings call: The final catalyst connecting our incredible enterprise customer base to the cloud service providers they now need to grow, is the deployment of our global network ecosystem.
As part of its mission to help teachers across the country share best practices, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the International Society for Technology in Education a grant to help create a Common Core Teacher Practice Network. The network will publish 200 participant-generated examples, artifacts and resources to support teachers as they implement the Common Core.
Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has provided $1 million for research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Bill Gates is spending $1 million to develop a mouse in Cincinnati, but not the kind you plug into a computer.
The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2 296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or vaccine for a deadly disease that was discovered nearly 40 years ago in the forests of central Africa. But Ebola is not the only tropical disease without a cure, and many other infections for which effective treatments are lacking or not widely available afflict far larger populations.
Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen have donated over $60 million to contain Ebola in West Africa. Allen is donating $9 million, in addition to the earlier $2.8 million to the American Red Cross for its work on the outbreak.
For years, Washington state has collected data on students from prekindergarten through college, and then workforce statistics to better understand how students move from school to college and jobs. One recent study of dropouts, for example, revealed that about 26 percent of them completed a high school equivalency credential within seven years, while 6 percent spent at least some time in a state prison.
Bard High School Early College students relax after a Sept. 4 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new school on Cleveland's West Side.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donated $50 million to the Ebola front, hoping to provide badly needed supplies and help aid agencies keep the epidemic in check. As the Ebola epidemic continues in West Africa, international efforts to fight the disease don't seem to be making the cut; the disease is growing exponentially.
The worst-ever Ebola outbreak, which has already killed at least 2,296 people in West Africa, has triggered a scramble to develop the first drug or vaccine for a deadly disease that was discovered nearly 40 years ago in the forests of central Africa. But Ebola is not the only tropical disease without a cure, and many other infections for which effective treatments are lacking or not widely available afflict far larger populations.
Bill Gates, the co-Founder of the Microsoft company and co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leaves the Hotel Matignon after a meeting with the French Prime Minister in Paris, on June 27, 2014. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON The billionaire philanthropist's foundation has pledged $50 million to fight the viral outbreak in West Africa, according to a statement by the organization.
The U.S. is planning a "surge" of federal workers into West African countries hit by Ebola, and has hired the air-ambulance company that evacuated two infected U.S. citizens in July to support them. About 1,400 U.S. government employees are in the region now, and more are on the way, the State Department said in a contract document released yesterday.
Proponents of the Common Core Standards Initiative have taken a brutal beating in the court of public opinion and in state legislatures across America since last autumn, when they confidently and assertively rolled out their attempt to standardize curricula for students in all public schools in 46 states. However, The Daily Caller never dreamed it would come to this: A bizarrely awful YouTube commercial that mocks a cantankerous grandfather for his skepticism about Common Core - and, subtly, for his military service.
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