USC has received $110 million - the single largest gift in the university’s history for undergraduate scholarships and one of only seven gifts to USC of $100 million or more - from USC supporters and devoted philanthropists Julie and John Mork.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday it would be investing $20 million to bring new national education standards into the classroom using game-based learning, social-networking and other approaches to capture the imagination of bored or unmotivated students.
The notion that a college degree is essentially worthless has become one of the year’s most fashionable ideas, with two prominent venture capitalists (Cornell ’89 and Stanford ’89, by the way) leading the charge.
They hoped their cash could transform failing classrooms. They were wrong. This week's Newsweek investigates what their money bought. This story was reported and written by the Center for Public Integrity.