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Gwinnett County public school officials Tricia Kennedy, Jody Reeves, and Nikki Mouton, from left, embrace in Suwanee, Ga., upon learning that their district will share the Broad Prize with Orange County, Fla.
—David Goldman/AP

Two Districts Share Urban Education Prize

Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., were the two winners—and the only two finalists—for the prestigious Broad Urban Education Prize. (September 30, 2014)

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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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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
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 - Education Week
The "Star Wars" creator has pledged to donate the majority of proceeds from the $4.05 billion sale of his film company to education initiatives.
November 13, 2012 - Education Week
A public-private model for early learning is generating national interest—and some high hopes.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
Two years after the U.S. Department of Education awarded $650 million in Investing in Innovation grants, some of the winners are still facing financial uncertainty.
October 29, 2012 - Education Week
Nonprofit and for-profit online fundraising companies work with schools to help them raise money for programs and services.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week

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