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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 organizations' influence over policy and politics appears to be growing, especially at the state and local levels.
May 14, 2012 - Education Week
Grants to prominent K-12 groups often helps underwrite activities touching on sensitive areas of education policy.
May 14, 2012 - Education Week
The American Legislative Exchange Council—known as ALEC—has helped shape debate on issues such as vouchers and "parent trigger" laws in statehouses nationwide.
April 20, 2012 - Education Week
The school choice movement and No Child Left Behind have helped fuel the expansion of GreatSchools.org and other school ratings services.
April 3, 2012 - Education Week
Instead of increasing overall financial support, donors in 2011 were increasingly focused on supporting "new and emerging initiatives across the education pipeline."
December 30, 2011 - Education Week
Philanthropies play a valuable and innovative role in schools, particularly in tight budget times, Heather Zavadsky writes.
November 15, 2011 - Education Week
The new $250,000 prize will single out charter networks with a track record of academic success.
November 8, 2011 - Education Week
Familiar names keep cropping up as finalists for the prestigious Broad Prize, causing some to wonder if the successful strategies of winning districts are spreading anywhere else.
October 18, 2011 - Education Week
Both the civil liberties organization and parents say they want to know more about how the highly publicized $100 million gift to Newark schools will be spent.
October 17, 2011 - Digital Directions
The diverse North Carolina district was singled out for its success in narrowing achievement gaps among its 133,600 students.
September 20, 2011 - Education Week

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