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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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …