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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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Educators in Denver, Gwinnett County, Ga., and four other districts around the county plan to use their share of the $75 million grants to enhance mentor, residency, and other training programs for aspiring and novice principals.
August 25, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Five philanthropists have already committed $5 million to Chicago's plan, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he plans to raise an additional $5 million.
August 16, 2011 - Education Week
A nonprofit backed by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) spent more than $2 million in federal funds to provide environmental education to Philadelphia high school students—including trips to a resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
August 4, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
As the number of influential school leaders trained by the Broad Superintendents Academy grows, so does the criticism surrounding the program.
June 7, 2011 - Education Week
The Oakland, Calif., group will use its new funding to bring outside talent into school administration.
May 12, 2011 - Education Week
Allegations have surfaced that the author of Three Cups of Tea may have misused funds meant for Afghan and Pakistani schools.
April 26, 2011 - Education Week
If corporate America's involvement in education is to yield dividends for students, businesspeople and educators must learn to treat each other's ideas and experiences with respect, Joseph Piro writes.
January 11, 2011 - Education Week
Faced with drops in grant funding and state support, some early colleges across the country are shutting their doors.
December 20, 2010 - Education Week
Experts say philanthropies nationwide are increasingly getting engaged with education policy matters at the local, state, and federal levels.
December 7, 2010 - Education Week

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