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News Briefing: After Complaints, Gates Foundation Opens Education Aid Offer to All States

By Kate Golden on November 2, 2009No Comment
  • Madonna breaks ground for her $15 million Raising Malawi Academy for Girls.  [Associated Press]
  • The Gates Foundation offers states up to $250,000 to prepare grant proposals for the Department of Education's $4 billion grant competition, known as Race to the Top.  [New York Times]
  • The daughter of oil pioneer and cultural philanthropist Alfred C. Glassel is contesting his most recent of nine wills, claiming his lawyers coerced him into bequeathing most of it to charity.  [Houston Chronicle]
  • The nonprofit company Social Vocational Services makes its owners wealthy.  [Los Angeles Times]
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