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Bill Gates: Eradicating Malaria Easier Than Fixing US Education System

Gates talked about his foundation’s work improving and distributing vaccines across the world. But he says making advances in education is the foundation’s hardest challenge.

CBS Seattle–06/30/2014

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Study: Program Sending Low-Income Kids To College

A new report shows low-income kids who participate in Washington’s College Bound scholarship program are going to college at nearly the same rate as their richer classmates and well ahead of other poor children who did not sign up.

CBS Seattle–03/10/2014

File photo of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. (credit: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Buffett Says Gates Won’t Reclaim Microsoft CEO Job

Billionaire Warren Buffett says there’s no chance his friend Bill Gates will return to lead Microsoft Corp. as CEO.

10/22/2013

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Report: Microsoft Investors Looking To Show Gates The Door

Three of Microsoft’s top investors are telling the board it’s time for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the company, according to Reuters.

10/01/2013

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More Gates Dollars To Jump Start Charter School Program

With the opening of Washington’s first charter school likely 15 months away, more dollars from Seattle’s tech economy are flowing toward groups that want to change the way the state thinks about public schools.

CBS Seattle–05/28/2013

A new study finds that many education grants are only successful whil in effect. (Photo credit should read JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Many Scholarships Ineffective In The Long Run

Policy makers and public education institutions are often big supporters of financial aid, but a recent study shows that many students who receive performance-based grants often don’t progress academically in the long run.

12/18/2012

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