Gates Foundation http://kuow.org en Teachers Protest Gates Foundation-Backed Education Reforms http://kuow.org/post/teachers-protest-gates-foundation-backed-education-reforms <p>A coalition of teachers and their supporters marched through downtown Seattle Thursday afternoon to the headquarters of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.<br /><br />The local branch of a national organization that calls itself the Badass Teachers Association was protesting the education reform efforts the Gates Foundation has generously funded, from charter schools to the new Common Core State Standards. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:33:21 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 37182 at http://kuow.org Teachers Protest Gates Foundation-Backed Education Reforms How The Gates Foundation Bankrolled And Built National Support For Common Core http://kuow.org/post/how-gates-foundation-bankrolled-and-built-national-support-common-core <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Washington Post reporter <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/pb/lyndsey-layton">Lyndsey&nbsp;Layton</a>&nbsp;about how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-bill-gates-pulled-off-the-swift-common-core-revolution/2014/06/07/a830e32e-ec34-11e3-9f5c-9075d5508f0a_story.html">funded and built political support</a> for&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.corestandards.org/">Common Core</a> academic standards in more than 40 states.</span> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:20:07 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 36350 at http://kuow.org How The Gates Foundation Bankrolled And Built National Support For Common Core Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Names New CEO http://kuow.org/post/bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-names-new-ceo Susan Desmond-Hellmann, the chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco, will be next chief executive officer of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world with a $40 billion endowment. <p>The AP reports that the foundation has been looking for a CEO since Jeff Raikes announced his retirement in September. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:41:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 25617 at http://kuow.org Washington Billionaires Staying Out Of State Politics This Year http://kuow.org/post/washington-billionaires-staying-out-state-politics-year <p></p><p>Nine men and one woman from Washington state made this year's list of American billionaires, recently <a href="http://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/#page:1_sort:0_direction:asc_search:_filter:All%20industries_filter:Washington_filter:All%20categories">updated</a> by Forbes magazine.</p><p>The group of 10 had an oversized influence on Washington state politics in 2012. But so far this year, the billionaires are mostly sitting on the sidelines. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:43:10 +0000 John Ryan 20744 at http://kuow.org Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes Announces Retirement http://kuow.org/post/gates-foundation-ceo-jeff-raikes-announces-retirement <p></p><p>The head of the Seattle-based&nbsp; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says he’s stepping down. Jeff Raikes made the announcement Tuesday morning.&nbsp; He says he’ll stay on the job until a replacement is found.</p><p>Jeff Raikes talked to&nbsp; KUOW’s Marcie Sillman about his top accomplishments over the past five years as the Foundation's chief. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:15:26 +0000 Marcie Sillman 20100 at http://kuow.org Gates Foundation CEO Jeff Raikes Announces Retirement