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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

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A nonprofit backed by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) spent more than $2 million in federal funds to provide environmental education to Philadelphia high school students—including trips to a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
August 4, 2011 – McClatchy-Tribune
As the number of influential school leaders trained by the Broad Superintendents Academy grows, so does the criticism surrounding the program.
June 8, 2011 – Education Week
The Oakland, Calif., group will use its new funding to bring outside talent into school administration.
May 12, 2011 – Education Week
Allegations have surfaced that the author of Three Cups of Tea may have misused funds meant for Afghan and Pakistani schools.
April 26, 2011 – Education Week
If corporate America's involvement in education is to yield dividends for students, businesspeople and educators must learn to treat each other's ideas and experiences with respect, Joseph Piro writes.
January 12, 2011 – Education Week
Faced with drops in grant funding and state support, some early colleges across the country are shutting their doors.
December 20, 2010 – Education Week
December 16, 2010 – Education Week
Experts say philanthropies nationwide are increasingly getting engaged with education policy matters at the local, state, and federal levels.
December 8, 2010 – Education Week
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation rolled out new grants today to prod districts and charter schools to work together.
December 7, 2010 – Education Week

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