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Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Bezos has committed $2 billionto open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and support nonprofits that help homeless families.
—Cliff Owen/AP

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' Ambitious Pre-K Move Sparks Wary Reactions

The world's richest man says he wants to help tackle one of the biggest issues in education: improving early-childhood learning. (September 24, 2018)

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Serious questions are being asked about whether Bezos' $2 billion commitment to improve preschools and help homeless families will be driven by the right principles.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The head of Amazon is committing a huge amount of money to create free "Montessori inspired" educational opportunities for low-income children.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The world's richest man says he wants to help tackle one of the biggest issues in education: improving early-childhood learning.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The $92 million in grants will support networks of schools working to help students of color and low-income students find a path to college.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
LeBron James' new I Promise School is about more than just a rich athlete using his money for a good cause, writes Jonathan E. Collins.
August 3, 2018 – Education Week
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will split $2 million to help interns cover living expenses and other costs.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week
An evaluation of a multi-year effort by the Gates Foundation to improve teaching, which cost $575 million, found no evidence the program improved student outcomes or gave low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
In a new Request for Information, two of the most powerful groups in education philanthropy jointly seek ideas to improve students' math and writing skills, and "executive functions."
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Community engagement is a learning opportunity for students and a boon for local mission-driven organizations, writes Rommel Loria.
March 23, 2018 – Education Week

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