The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $4 billion to education in the U.S., including an investment that helped turn around the once struggling Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy. "The great thing is that as you see in a school like BETA, these kids can do the work, and it doesn't matter what Zip code they're from," Melinda Gates said. "You put kids in a school with a great curriculum, they'll rise up and they'll do it. They like to be challenged. And I see it over and over again in schools across the U.S."
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