• CNBC reports that Jeff Bezos is launching the first in what he anticipates will be a network of nonprofit preschools, in Des Moines, Washington. The schools will be "built in low-income communities and designed for underserved children, offering them access to free programs."
The schools are said to be Montessori-like in that they will "emphasize hands-on and self-directed learning, with uninterrupted blocks of working time, in mixed-age classrooms."
According to CNBC, "The school is being launched by a nonprofit organization called Bezos Academy.
"The school will open for in-person classes on Oct. 19, said the Day 1 Academies Fund, which is overseen by the Day One Fund. The single-room school is planned to accommodate about a dozen students, ages 3 to 5 years old, and will be open year-round, five days a week, the organization said."