education

Project Tuva from Bill Gates & Microsoft

Bill Gates has funded a project at Microsoft Research to provide classic lectures in physics for free online. Some of the famous Feynman Lectures are presented with searchable video, embedded information, and educational resources. Check it out at Project Tuva.

Bill Gates on his new projects

I love the TED videos. I especially liked Bill Gates’s talk on his philanthropic efforts (in this case, fighting malaria and improving education). Bill’s more engaging as a speaker on these issues than he is talking about software. Thumbs up, Bill. Check it out:

A Tale of Two Gaps: Why we should really care about education and the labor market

An article in today’s Los Angeles Times proclaims: “Not since the 1970s have workers with bachelor’s degrees seen a prolonged slump in earnings during a time of economic growth. … According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, college graduates earned an average of $51,206 last year, whereas high school graduates earned $27,915 and those with no …

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