May 4, 1994

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A coalition of private colleges and hospitals unveiled an initiative last week that aims to enhance the quality of life for children and families in Providence, R.I., with an emphasis on helping to improve the public schools.
Educators seeking to hone their grant-writing skills can turn to a new guide by Daniel M. Barber, the director of the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration at California State University at Long Beach.
Returning from a recent workshop on parent involvement, we marveled at the energy and commitment the more than 30 veteran teachers who had attended displayed.
Every decade new phrases are added to the lexicon of school reform. From the 1990's comes "systemic education reform." Popular with elected officials, policymakers, and some practitioners, systemic education reform has also caught the eye of a growing number of foundations. Not surprisingly, however, effectively supporting all-encompassing reform efforts is a major challenge for private philanthropy.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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