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Bill Gates announced a massive investment in public education

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Billionaire Bill Gates is investing big time in public education.

At the Council of the Great City Schools conference in Cleveland Thursday, Gates announced a hefty $1.7 billion investment from his foundation.

Midway through his keynote address (the video of his speech is embedded above and starts around the 19-minute mark) he vowed to improve public education with a focus on low-income students and students of color.

Bill Gates announced a massive investment in public education

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Billionaire Bill Gates is investing big time in public education.

At the Council of the Great City Schools conference in Cleveland Thursday, Gates announced a hefty $1.7 billion investment from his foundation.

Midway through his keynote address (the video of his speech is embedded above and starts around the 19-minute mark) he vowed to improve public education with a focus on low-income students and students of color.

NFL player Chris Long is giving back to the communities that have always been there for him

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For NFL player Chris Long, being a professional athlete means more than just playing football. He is using his platform to raise awareness and support education equality, which he views as an essential component to building a better future for our country.

After donating his first six paychecks this season to create scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Long has pledged to donate his ten remaining game checks to four organizations dedicated to making education accessible…

Italy has a genius plan to fight fake news

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If you’re like me, you’ve seen Facebook friends post links to questionable blogs, people have texted you links to fake stories, and you see fake news articles all over Twitter.

Bill Gates is determined to keep low-income students in school

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The U.S. has a dropout problem, and Bill Gates isn’t having it.

Waymo is launching a campaign to teach people about self-driving cars

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Not everyone is ready to trust self-driving cars with their lives, and Waymo is here to change that.

The self-driving car company, which is a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, announced today it’s launching the “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” campaign to teach the public about basic self-driving car technology and convince them that autonomous vehicles are safe to ride in.

Waymo is launching the new ad…

Learn how to make movies for the cost of a pair of movie tickets

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Steven Spielberg started his filmmaking career at age 12, creating action scenes with his toy trains. Kathryn Bigelow used an old bank vault as her workspace while on scholarship with the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program. Quentin Tarantino wrote scripts in between shifts at the register of his local video store. These visionary directors — and many more of their ilk — rose to…

Lyft is giving out scholarships for a new self-driving car degree program

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Lyft wants to create a world filled with self-driving cars, so the ride-hailing company will help the next generation of developers get the education they need to build it.

Online education platform Udacity is rolling out a new Lyft-sponsored “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” Nanodegree program. The four-month course will cost $800 — but Lyft will award full scholarships to 400 qualified students to study topics like machine learning, object-oriented programming, and probabilistic robotics.

These UK-based "techtrepreneurs" are building an empire right under our noses

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While the media has a tendency to fawn over San Francisco’s “disruptive” startup darlings, Silicon Valley is far from the end-all, be-all of global tech startup hot spots.

In recent years, the United Kingdom has stepped up to become a major player in the tech startup scene. From London to Leeds to Wales, there are some pretty incredible companies emerging from this part of the world — and they’re shaping the future of how we learn, work, play, and pay.

Below are a few UK-based…