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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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Nonprofit and for-profit online fundraising companies work with schools to help them raise money for programs and services.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week
Service initiatives can help schools and teachers reach struggling students, writes Jim Balfanz of City Year.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Philanthropies are positioning themselves to drive the conversation around school reform in their communities.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week
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 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

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