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January 24, 2018

'Underdog' Super Bowl Shirt Sales to Benefit Philadelphia Schools

The NFL made the decision after Eagles players Chris Long and Lane Johnson took to Twitter to nudge the league to follow to lead of Johnson, who donated the proceeds from his own underdog-themed gear to the district's not-for-profit arm, the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.

October 11, 2016

Obama Initiative Secures Free Internet Access for Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education also announces its first round of Pay for Success grants, an effort to solve public problems with the aid of private investment.

July 17, 2015

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana Ed. Chief, Joins Broad Foundation's Education Team

Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.

July 06, 2015

Philadelphia District Announces $30M Commitment For Literacy Programs

The funds will go toward programs supporting "READ! by 4th," a citywide campaign to have all of the city's children reading at grade level by the time they enter the 4th grade.

June 24, 2015

Report Criticizes Walton Foundation Support for Charter School Expansion

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.

May 01, 2015

Video Series Highlights How Successful Principals Do Their Jobs

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

New National Certification Program Aims to Train Local School Foundation Leaders

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

'My Brother's Keeper' First-Year Report Highlights Focus on Minority Males

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

Foundations Donate $10 million to Boys of Color Initiative

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

Changes in Seattle, Dispute Over Charter Expansion Costs in Philly & More

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.

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