Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Foundation Funds $50 Million ‘Health Justice’ Center To Curb Health Disparities Affecting Minorities

A $50 million pledge from billionaire hedge-fund manager Ray Dalio’s Dalio Philanthropies is funding a new center for health justice at NewYork-Presbyterian, the hospital announced on Tuesday.

The new Dalio Center for Health Justice will “address health disparities and health justice through research, education, advocacy and investment in communities,” according to a press release. One of its top priorities will be to focus on reducing disparities that disproportionately affect communities of color.

“Our goal is to contribute to equal healthcare and equal education because we believe that these are the most fundamental building blocks of equal opportunity and a just society,” Dalio said in the statement. “We know that these don’t adequately exist, and we are excited to have a great partner in NewYork-Presbyterian, who we are confident will find ways

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Use Holocaust memorial funds to educate instead, Rabbi says | World news

Funds earmarked for a national Holocaust memorial in Westminster would be more effectively spent on educating people about the murder of six million Jews in the second world war, a rabbi has told a public inquiry.

Rabbi Jonathan Romain of Maidenhead synagogue told the inquiry into a planning application for the memorial next to the Houses of Parliament that “monuments do not combat antisemitism”.

“The substantial cost of the proposed memorial … could be better used. If £100m – or maybe it has now risen even higher – went into Holocaust education nationally, rather than a London-centric edifice – that would have far greater impact,” he said.

There was no point in duplicating the Holocaust wing at the nearby Imperial War Museum, Romain said. And the need for a memorial was debatable. “Britain was not involved in initiating the Holocaust, or assisting in it, or standing by and so, unlike

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Hedge Funds Are Betting On Adtalem Global Education Inc. (ATGE)

We know that hedge funds generate strong, risk-adjusted returns over the long run, which is why imitating the picks that they are collectively bullish on can be a profitable strategy for retail investors. With billions of dollars in assets, professional investors have to conduct complex analyses, spend many resources and use tools that are not always available for the general crowd. This doesn’t mean that they don’t have occasional colossal losses; they do. However, it is still a good idea to keep an eye on hedge fund activity. With this in mind, let’s examine the smart money sentiment towards Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE) and determine whether hedge funds skillfully traded this stock.

Is Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE) ready to rally soon? The best stock pickers were in an optimistic mood. The number of long hedge fund bets inched up by 10 recently. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE) was

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Ladd, Frogge: Repurpose education funds, invest in community schools to benefit all children

When meeting with elected leaders tasked with improving education in Tennessee, we have heard a common refrain: “We have to do something.”

In response to public education challenges, our state has tried various “solutions,” almost all of which have involved privatization: vouchers, charter schools, excessive for-profit standardized testing and expensive curriculums.

None of these options has made a sustainable difference. In fact, vouchers and charter schools have made it worse, serving to exacerbate existing inequities in school systems by draining desperately needed funding from the neighborhood schools that serve around 90% of Tennessee’s students. Often, the real impetus behind these privatization efforts is not the well-being of children, but a desire for personal profit. School privatization turns children into commodities and makes markets out of our classrooms. We must do better for Tennessee’s children.

Solutions don’t address root issues

The reason these “solutions” haven’t made any real impact is simple:

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Education, CARES Act funds and voting discussed at State House

Both the Senate and the House passed phase 2 of CARES Act funding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina General Assembly agreed Wednesday on how they would spend hundreds of millions of dollars from phase two of CARES Act funding. That bill now goes to the governor’s desk for his signature.

State lawmakers have moved forward with the authorization of funds for the second phase of the CARES Act, focusing the money to rebuild the unemployment trust fund as well as COVID-19 testing and related costs, and helping small businesses.

Senator Thomas Alexander said both sides of the aisle realize this pandemic has hurt many financially.

“This is making sure we do what we can to help those who are unemployed and to help businesses and industries as well,” Alexander said.

Also a topic of discussion within the chamber is voting and the upcoming November election. A federal judge has

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availability of tuition assistance funds uncertain beyond fall semester

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- State Assembly members and education officials gathered Tuesday to discuss how the state’s financial woes could affect tuition assistance programs. New York State Higher Education Services (HESC) told state Assembly members that while Fall 2020 semester tuition assistance programs like the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Excelsior Scholarship were unaffected for approved recipients, awards for the Spring 2021 semester are undetermined.

HESC told News10 new applications were on hold for the Excelsior Scholarship at the end of July. At that time the Division of the Budget said students might see a reduction in their awards.

Priority for the spring semester will be given to students already receiving awards in accordance with state tuition assistance legislation, says HESC Executive Vice President, Elsa Magee. She says HESC is currently focused on processing fall semester awards and is awaiting guidance from the state before looking ahead to the spring semester.

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