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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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School Project Blurs Line Between Public, Private
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January 16, 2013 – Education Week
The "Star Wars" creator has pledged to donate the majority of proceeds from the $4.05 billion sale of his film company to education initiatives.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
A public-private model for early learning is generating national interest—and some high hopes.
November 7, 2012 – Education Week
Two years after the U.S. Department of Education awarded $650 million in Investing in Innovation grants, some of the winners are still facing financial uncertainty.
October 31, 2012 – Education Week
Nonprofit and for-profit online fundraising companies work with schools to help them raise money for programs and services.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week
Service initiatives can help schools and teachers reach struggling students, writes Jim Balfanz of City Year.
September 19, 2012 – Education Week
Philanthropies are positioning themselves to drive the conversation around school reform in their communities.
August 29, 2012 – Education Week
The organizations' influence over policy and politics appears to be growing, especially at the state and local levels.
May 16, 2012 – Education Week
Grants to prominent K-12 groups often helps underwrite activities touching on sensitive areas of education policy.
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