The American Federation of Teachers and In the Public Interest argue that the Walton Family Foundation's ideology has led to rapid expansion of a charter sector that lacks transparency and accountability and is undermining traditional public schools.
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In "School Leadership in Action: Principal Profiles," by The Wallace Foundation and PBS Learning Media, "exemplary" principals share their strategies on improving different aspects of their schools.
April 24, 2015
The six-month program spearheaded by the Illinois-based National School Foundation Association is aimed at training small, local school foundation leaders on effective management, networking, and fundraising.
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
February 18, 2015
Improving the lives of boys of color has emerged as an urgent public policy issue in the last couple of years, most recently evidenced by President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.
February 06, 2015
We look at the possible roll-back of four-day school week in Minnesota, dispute over the cost of charter expansion in Philadelphia, and supporting high-achieving, low-income students.
February 02, 2015
The foundation said that it will reassess the prize given how urban education has changed in the last 13 years, but it was also disappointed with the "sluggish" performance in urban schools.
January 22, 2015
A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teachers'union contract and impose new terms.
January 21, 2015
The Wallace Foundation-commissioned study found that six districts it has invested in are more effectively using data to "make better-informed decisions on hiring and placing" school leaders.
September 10, 2014
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is partnering with regional philanthropies to fund efforts that support African American, Latino, and Native American boys and young men living in the South and Southwest.