Philanthropy

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Fourth graders E'Mari Walker, Trinity Demby, and Stephanie Torres, from left to right, use the school's new laptop computers at Ashley Park Elementary School last month in Charlotte, N.C.
—John W. Adkisson for Education Week

School Project Blurs Line Between Public, Private

An unusual school improvement partnership in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., district is drawing attention and raising hopes. (January 9, 2013)

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The Changing Face of Education Advocacy
This special series examines a fresh wave of advocacy organizations that wield increasing political influence in the education arena.

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The Wallace Foundation is planning to sink $24 million into a new six-district initiative to improve the conditions and skill sets of principal supervisors.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
The dispute between the district and the teachers' union over the jointly designed system shows the stark distinction between ambitious policy plans and the realities of implementation.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
Like Teach For America, the fast-growing nonprofit group broadens the pipeline into education by drawing young talent from outside traditional preparation programs.
November 12, 2013 | Updated: November 15, 2013 - Education Week
Since 2008, the philanthropy has spent about $700 million on a variety of teacher-quality initiatives. Critics fear that the Seattle-based foundation is having an outsized influence.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, whose priorities include global health and U.S. education, has made initiatives focused on teacher quality a key dimension of its recent grantmaking strategy.
November 5, 2013 - Education Week
In an Education Week interview, the philanthropist speaks about the Gates Foundation's work on teacher issues, responds to criticism, and vows to keep a K-12 focus for the long haul.
October 17, 2013 - Education Week
September 17, 2013 - Education Week
A study found that requiring students to participate in community service to graduate led to significant boosts in 8th grade volunteering, but actually decreased volunteering among older students.
August 20, 2013 - Education Week
Researchers also found a growing share of philanthropic dollars going to "challengers to the system"—mainly charter schools.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
Rapid change in education—and society—has intensified the debate to a level not seen since the battles over school desegregation.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week

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