The New York Times The idea that a concerted government push can lead to a “cure” for cancer is nearly a half century old, stretching back to President Nixon’s failed “War on Cancer.” The latest, which President Obama formalized in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, has a deeply emotional tinge. Mr. Biden’s son Beau died of brain cancer in May, and the vice president’s very public mourning and call for a “national commitment to end cancer as we know it” as he announced his decision not to run for president has moved and captivated Washington.
Education Week From online news articles written at five different reading levels to algorithms that create personalized vocabulary lists, ed-tech tools are rapidly expanding the ways in which teachers can differentiate their literacy and reading instruction.
Experts say the new technologies have the potential to transform learning, one child at a time.
Philippine Star Business leaders from the Asia Pacific region are very confident of business growth in the Philippines, according to the latest Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Chief Executive Officer (APEC CEO) Survey. The survey showed that 51 percent of CEOs are most confident in the revenue growth prospects in the Philippines next year.
Philanthropy Journal In his byline for Philanthropy Journal, Ludwig’s Executive Director of Collaborative Sciences, Bob Strausberg, tells the story of Ludwig, including its unique, long-term funding support, and how that support has led to life-changing discoveries.
Stanford Social Innovation Review Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, Director of Collective Impact at Living Cities, tells why nonprofits need to engage the private sector, and provides three steps to achieving more effective collaboration.