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Ebony and Jet photo archive sale sparks relief, anxiety

The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and Jet magazines chronicling African American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost. But it's also causing some to mourn since the images, including photos of...

 

US cyberbullying is rising, and girls are bearing the brunt

SEATTLE (AP) — Rachel Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online. The cyberbullying was...

 

Bill, Melinda Gates unfazed by criticism of wealthy giving

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good. The couple, whose foundation has the largest endowment in the world, say they are not fazed...

 

From duct-taped shoes to $11M: Man leaves surprise donations

SEATTLE (AP) — Alan Naiman was known for an unabashed thriftiness that veered into comical, but even those closest to him had no inkling of the fortune that he quietly amassed and the last act that he had long planned. The Washington state social...

 

New Democratic governors show shift on US charter schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country's highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette,...

 

What's next for Paul Allen's big investments? It's not clear

SEATTLE (AP) — Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments...

 

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global...

 

'Broken' economics for preschool workers, child care sector

SEATTLE (AP) — A dire child care workforce crisis amid a booming U.S. economy is compelling many industry players to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than "Sesame Street" — including noncompete clauses for child care...

 

Bill Gates directs education funding to poor US schools

SEATTLE (AP) — Marking another phase in his education agenda, Bill Gates is now taking a more targeted approach to help struggling U.S. schools. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now funding groups working directly with clusters of public...

 
 By Sally Ho    Regional    July 6, 2018

Big-name charter school backers donate to key governor races

Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. June primary contests set up a number of state battles for governor in the midterm elections this November,...

 

Charter schools regroup after big California election loss

Charter school supporters are deciding where to direct their considerable resources after pouring money into the California governor primary to support a longtime ally who failed to move on to November's election. The fallout may signal future...

 

AP analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to...

 

Gates, Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative

SEATTLE (AP) — Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning — an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates...

 

Bill Gates pumps $158 million into push to combat US poverty

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates launched a new fight against systemic poverty in the U.S., with his private foundation on Thursday announcing millions of dollars toward initiatives ranging from data projects to funding for community activists. The Bill...

 

Parents spooked by abuse in youth sports set more limits

SEATTLE (AP) — With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite youth sports. Shannon Stabbert said her...

 

Gates focuses on schools while examining US poverty issues

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a...

 
 By SALLY HO    Sports    February 1, 2018

Olympics draw Korean adoptees as South Korea confronts past

When Megan Olson lands in South Korea for the Winter Olympics next week, she'll feel something that is both surreal and vivid. An intoxicating sense of belonging. A deep sense of loss. Pride, for the motherland she barely knows after being secretly...

 

GOP plan expands college savings plans to cover K-12 costs

A late amendment to the Republicans' tax overhaul plan would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education, including private school tuition and homeschool expenses, in a proposal hailed as a win by...

 

Man dies after rushing into Burning Man festival flames

A man rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival's signature ceremony, suffering burns that left him dead just hours later. Authorities are investigating the death of Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, who broke thr...

 

Utah officer put on leave after handcuffing screaming nurse

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah nurse said she was scared to death when a police officer handcuffed and dragged her screaming from a hospital after she refused to allow blood to be drawn from an unconscious patient. After Alex Wubbels and her...

 
 By Sally Ho    Regional    August 11, 2017

DeVos say school vouchers part of tax overhaul discussions

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a third of U.S. states have created school voucher programs that bypass thorny constitutional and political issues by turning them over to nonprofits that rely primarily on businesses to fund them. But the programs are...

 
 By Sally Ho    Regional    August 11, 2017

An array of different kinds of school voucher programs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than half the country has a school choice program that enables families to use public money to send their children to private school. The programs vary by name, structure and eligibility requirements, but most are geared...

 

Nevada DMV nabs criminal with facial recognition technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who fled federal custody more than 25 years ago couldn't escape new-age crime fighting, thanks to facial recognition technology. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles said it nabbed 64-year-old Robert Frederick Nelson in...

 

Harvard freshmen's ouster over posts draws broad response

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Few college-bound kids lose their shot, and their slot, at their dream school once they get in, but it happened at one of the world's most elite institutions and for a reason that has, until recently, hardly registered in the...

 

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