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Dems want to scrap tax cut for rich to fund teachers' raises

May. 22, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to teacher walkouts across the country, congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed raising teachers' salaries by canceling the tax cut for the nation's top 1 percent of earners. The Republican-controlled Congress was unlikely to support the idea of giving states and school...

Kansas justices express doubt about school funding hike

May. 22, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A majority of the Kansas Supreme Court expressed skepticism Tuesday that the Legislature and governor raised public school funding enough in the short-term to comply with the state constitution, suggesting they could be wrestling this summer with providing more money and possibly...

George Stevens Jr. adds history to the film academy library

May. 21, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding another chapter to film history by donating hundreds of items spanning five generations of his family to film academy's Margaret Herrick Library and its archive. The Academy of Motion...

Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

May. 18, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

ANTIBES, France (AP) — After a shaky start and a wave of negative press, the AIDS relief charity amfAR attempted Thursday to focus the spotlight on its work instead of the stain left by one of its biggest benefactors Harvey Weinstein. Sharon Stone stepped down as co-chair of this year's gala and Pharrell...

Nicolas Cage donates $10K to fight rare brain cancer

May. 18, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi girl who died of rare brain cancer has inspired her parents and actor Nicolas Cage to help search for a cure. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports the parents of 7-year-old Sophia Ann Myers — Josh Myers and Angel Myers McIlrath — announced the formation...

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...

Warren Buffett will again auction private lunch for charity

May. 14, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett is preparing to auction off another private lunch to raise money for a homeless charity in San Francisco. Over the past 18 years, Berkshire Hathaway's chairman and CEO has raised more than $26 million for the Glide Foundation through the annual auctions. Last...

$10 billion campaign launched to educate every child by 2030

May. 11, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A campaign to raise $10 billion to ensure that every child gets a secondary school education by 2030 received support Friday from the U.N. chief, global and regional banks, and 11.5 million young people who are calling for the biggest education investment in history. Youth activists...

Superintendent apologized to billionaire over school naming

May. 11, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The superintendent of a Philadelphia-area high school told parents she understood why they opposed renaming the school after an alumnus who made a $25 million donation, but then told the billionaire she was disappointed in their reaction. The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained emails from...

Company pays hearing attendees, says it seeks sincere people

May. 11, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The CEO of a California public relations company that hired people to attend and speak at public hearings on a New Orleans power project says his firm strives to make sure the people it pays to attend such meetings are sincere in the opinions they express. Adam Swart is the founder of...