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Education Funding Opinion Foundations Have Given Money to Schools for a Long Time. What's Actually Working?
Investments in one key area seem to be making a difference when it comes to improving schools.
Education Funding Opinion Education Funders Need to Ditch the Savior Complex
Trust in the input from teachers, staff, community, and students will go a long way toward making initiatives successful.
School Climate & Safety How Matthew McConaughey Will Make It Easier for Schools to Get Safety Grants
The actor aims to cut the red tape for schools that could benefit from the federal grants, but lack the capacity to apply.
Education Funding Opinion Foundations Invest in Public Education. Teachers Would Like the Money Spent These Ways
Philanthropies invest millions on trying to improve student achievement. Educators don't always agree on what they're targeting.
School & District Management Supports in Every Title I School? A Community Schools Group Receives Record $165M
The donation from the Ballmer Group, funded by Connie and Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, is the largest in Communities In Schools’ history.
Student Well-Being 4 Ways to Leverage Education Foundations to Support School-Based Mental Health
Education foundations don’t need big budgets to help school districts with rising mental health challenges.
Student Well-Being School Foundations Shift Their Focus to Students' Mental Health as Need Grows
School district foundations generally help plug funding gaps. Some districts are tapping them to shore up mental health supports.
Education Funding Big Money for Schools, No Strings Attached: Will MacKenzie Scott Change Education Philanthropy?
Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gave millions of dollars to dozens of districts and charter schools.
Mathematics How Would Teachers Spend the Gates Foundation $1.1 Billion Investment in Math?
Professional development that actually sticks, smaller classes, and better instructional materials are on educators' wish lists.
Mathematics Why the Gates Foundation Is Investing $1.1 Billion in Math Education
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing big in math, including teacher training and high quality instructional materials.
Student Achievement Millions Toward Tutoring: Funders Bank on the Recovery Strategy Despite Big Challenges
A $100 million philanthropic initiative aims to help districts staff and monitor tutoring programs and learn what features are most promising.
Student Well-Being Nonprofit Serving Schools in Need Gets Surprise $133.5 Million Gift From MacKenzie Scott
The donation puts Communities in Schools on a path to expand wraparound health and social services to more Title I schools nationwide.
School Choice & Charters Bloomberg Launches $750 Million Fund to Grow Charter Schools Amid 'Broken' K-12 System
Former New York City mayor and one-time presidential hopeful Michael R. Bloomberg aims to add 150,000 charter school seats over five years.