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When the Annenberg Foundation announces the next phase of its $500 million bequest to the nation's schools this month, it is likely to target four major urban centers and their surrounding suburbs: Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York City.
While others hope for a share of Walter H. Annenberg's $500 million gift to public education, the beneficiaries of his first round of grants have spent the past six months debating how to spend the investment wisely.
During a unit on oppression and discrimination I was teaching last year, my students spent half a period quizzing me about homosexuality.
There is more in the sudden commitment to character education than meets the eye. The public and the media are preoccupied with highly charged issues when it comes to education.
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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