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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.
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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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