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June 26, 2014 at 9:07 PM

150 march against Gates Foundation’s sway over education

Teachers and their supporters marched to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Seattle offices this afternoon to protest the influence the foundation wields in U.S. education policy. About 150 participants marched through downtown Seattle from Westlake Park to the foundation’s offices at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Mercer Street, KPLU reported. The…

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February 16, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Gates campaign recap: $500K donated, 2,000 local teachers helped

Nearly 2,000 teachers across King County received grants for classroom expenses from a recently-finished Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campaign, the organization announced Thursday. Some 200,000 students benefited from the grants, which totaled half a million dollars, according to a news release. The campaign began in October. Most of the grant recipients were in economically-disadvantaged South King…

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October 18, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Bill and Melinda Gates and the eradication of malaria

Malaria eradication: Bill and Melinda Gates are scheduled to speak this morning about their foundation’s efforts in the fight to eradicate malaria. Their appearance is part of a global forum on the disease being held this week in Seattle. The forum includes sessions on what has been learned so far and a look…

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