Archive for September 2018

Seattle Times: Bezos family gifts $3 million to shape UW’s early education work

Bezos family with Gail and President of UW

Neal Morton, Seattle Times staff reporter Only a week after Jeff Bezos pledged to pour part of his personal wealth into creating a network of preschools for low-income families, his parents’ philanthropic foundation announced a $3 million gift to the University of Washington to shape its work in early education. The nonprofit Bezos Family Foundation,…

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Seattle Times: Fix a broken system where preschoolers are expelled

Children joyful and creating art together in a classroom

Preschoolers Raymond Gilliam, left, Devon Edwards and Hilda Torres work on a Mother’s Day card at a publicly funded preschool class in Sacramento, California (Rich Pedroncelli / AP) By Angel Fettig and Kathleen Artman Meeker Special to The Times Nationwide, preschool expulsion rates are alarmingly high. And again, African-American boys are disproportionately affected. Not only…

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