Yankees foundation reportedly will pay for education of murdered NYPD cop’s kids

In Child Education | on December, 25, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

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Published December 22, 2014

Dec. 21, 2014: Lucy Ramos, aunt of Officer Rafael Ramos, speaks during a news conference with members of the Ramos family in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A foundation founded by late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner reportedly will cover the education costs for the sons of one of the two NYPD officers murdered in a daylight ambush Saturday afternoon.

The New York Daily News reported that the Yankee Silver Shield Foundation will pay for the education of Officer Rafael Ramos’ 13-year-old son Jaden and another son who is in college. 

Ramos, 40, and his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, were killed as they sat……………. continues on Fox News

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) –

Ebola is a deadly disease, but in some African countries it’s having another effect on education.

A local nonprofit is battling Ebola’s effect on a generation of kids. Worldreader runs on donations from foundations and individuals.

San Francisco Dr. Phouc Le expected went to a school in Liberia and was surprised by what he saw. “Nothing in the media, or what I was reading, told me that the school system in Liberia had been shut down since the summer,” Le said.

David Risher, president and co-founder of Worldreader, knows all too well that education is the unlikely casualty of Ebola.

“No parent wants to send their kid to a school where they could get a disease, and frankly, teachers don’t want to work in that environment either,” Risher said.

A former Amazon executive, Risher’s nonprofit Worldreader has been giving schools in Africa the very items he used to sell, e-books and Kindles.

“There’s a reason why books have never made it to kids in the developing world — a lot of it is economics,”……………. continues on abc7news.com

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