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Erie Onna Seaster, 3, right, and other children at the Crescent Early Learning Center in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood use an app-based activity earlier this year to support 'high-quality talk' among children, parents, and teachers.
—Jeff Swensen for Education Week-File

MacArthur Foundation Launches Nonprofit to Scale Up Digital Learning

The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.” (October 20, 2015)

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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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Researchers also found a growing share of philanthropic dollars going to "challengers to the system"—mainly charter schools.
May 8, 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 16, 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 14, 2012 – Education Week
A public-private model for early learning is generating national interest—and some high hopes.
November 7, 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 31, 2012 – Education Week
Nonprofit and for-profit online fundraising companies work with schools to help them raise money for programs and services.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week
Service initiatives can help schools and teachers reach struggling students, writes Jim Balfanz of City Year.
September 19, 2012 – Education Week
Philanthropies are positioning themselves to drive the conversation around school reform in their communities.
August 29, 2012 – Education Week
The organizations' influence over policy and politics appears to be growing, especially at the state and local levels.
May 16, 2012 – Education Week
Grants to prominent K-12 groups often helps underwrite activities touching on sensitive areas of education policy.
May 16, 2012 – Education Week

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