Latest Melinda Gates News

Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

May. 21, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities, which have struggled with state aid cuts and to recruit students to its rural campuses. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education...

AP analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

May. 16, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state...

Gates, Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative

May. 8, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday they will team up to help develop new methods for kids with trouble learning — an effort that will include dabbling into child brain science. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative intend to...

Bill Gates pumps $158 million into push to combat US poverty

May. 3, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates launched a new fight against systemic poverty in the U.S., with his private foundation on Thursday announcing millions of dollars toward initiatives ranging from data projects to funding for community activists. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it will spend $158 million...