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Amazon commits $15 million to Code.org for computer science education

Awarded through Amazon Future Engineer, the online retailer’s computer science education program, the funding will support initiatives designed to increase students’ awareness of academic and career pathways in computer science and prepare them for success in college-level CS courses and beyond, with a focus on students from underrepresented groups….

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UC Davis receives $1.5 million for African American, African studies

The gift from alumni Lois (’85) and Darryl Goss (’83) will establish the Austin and Arutha Goss Presidential Chair in African American and African Studies, which is named for Darryl Goss’s parents, whom the couple credit with teaching them the value of education and lifelong learning….

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Bristol Myers Squibb awards $11 million for health equity

Part of a $150 million commitment to advance diversity, inclusion, and health equity announced by the company in August, the grants were awarded in support of efforts to boost diversity among clinical researchers, improve access to high-quality care, and increase disease awareness and education in racially diverse and medically underserved communities….

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Francis Marion University receives $12.5 million for medical education

The gift from the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation will support a new medical education consortium focused on increasing the number of third- and fourth-year medical school students who come to the Pee Dee region to complete their education….

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Report highlights impact of effective principals on student outcomes

An update to a 2004 report, the research review commissioned by the Wallace Foundation draws on more than two hundred studies over twenty years and argues that school leaders are even more important to student success than previously believed and that investments in successful strategies to better prepare and support them often lead to large payoffs….

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Sloan Foundation announces 2021 Research Fellowships

A hundred and twenty-eight early-career scientists and scholars in eight disciplines — chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, earth systems science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics — will each receive a grant of $75,000 over two years….

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Justice, accountability are key to peace in Yemen, report finds

Based on dozens of interviews, the report from the Open Society Foundations found that civil society leaders in Yemen agree that the transitional justice process must be focused on the concerns and needs of victims and include mechanisms for truth telling, redress, and mental health support….

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