Stories tagged: Gates Foundation
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Gates makes largest donation since 2000 with $5 billion gift
The billionaire donated 64 million of the software maker’s shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on June 6, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings released Monday. The …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Gates Foundation gives $279 million to University of Washington
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $279 million to the University of Washington to expand its work in improving global population health.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
Gates Foundation gives University of Washington $210 million
The University of Washington is getting $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 9:34 p.m.
Global AIDS conference exposes South Africa’s dramatic turn
JOHANNESBURG – The first time the world came to South Africa for a conference on AIDS, the country’s leader shocked attendees by questioning whether HIV really caused the disease. President …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Students who need teachers most are least likely to get higher-skilled ones
There’s a lot of research in education that suggests the single most important factor in students’ academic success is the teacher. And there’s a growing amount of research suggesting the …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2011
New education strategies endorsed
The challenge of preparing workers for jobs 20 to 40 years from now requires a “blended” approach combining technology and hands-on involvement by innovative teachers, says Mark David Milliron, an …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010, 12:08 p.m.
Gates Foundation pledges $500M toward poor savings
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $500 million pledge today to support projects that encourage poor people around the world to save money.
Fri., Sept. 3, 2010
School health clinics subject of grant award
Communities in Schools has received a $50,000 grant from the Gates Foundation to research opening a school-based health clinic.
Fri., March 26, 2010
Web usage up at libraries
A new University of Washington study confirms why library computers in the Inland Northwest are always busy. A third of Americans 14 and older – about 77 million people nationwide …
Thu., March 25, 2010, 5:19 p.m.
UW study: Third of Americans use library computers
A new University of Washington study confirms why library computers in the Inland Northwest are always busy.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2009
Middle schools subject of study
Making middle school a better experience for Spokane students is one way to boost the high school graduation rate, which has slipped to 61 percent in Spokane Public Schools, a …
Mon., Jan. 26, 2009, 1:33 p.m.
Gates says foundation will boost spending in 2009
The assets of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lost 20 percent of their value in 2008. But Bill Gates says the foundation will increase its giving in 2009 instead …
Fri., Sept. 19, 2008
Getting kids ready for school
The first Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to Spokane County United Way will put $1 million toward a collaborative effort to prepare children for school. The three-year grant will …