The foundation will be distributing the money via grants to people launching new schools aimed at recruiting and serving students from a wider mix of socioeconomic backgrounds.
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Families for Excellent Schools has paid nearly a half million dollars to settle a campaign finance complaint with the state of Massachusetts.
June 13, 2017
In Betsy DeVos' warning to charter school advocates that they risk becoming the education establishment that they rebelled against, a broader philosophical debate in the charter movement is revealed.
June 12, 2017
Charter schools run by nonprofit groups outperform their for-profit counterparts, potentially adding fuel to a growing debate among advocates over the role of for-profits in the charter sector.
June 12, 2017
New York City's largest network of charter schools is often at the center of debate over strict discipline policies in high-performing charter schools.
June 08, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings, and the Walton Foundation's education director, Marc Sternberg, will address the annual gathering in Washington.
May 24, 2017
In this Q&A, the head of the country's largest charter advocacy group discusses what the recent Los Angeles school board elections mean for charter schools locally and nationally.
May 22, 2017
Steve Zimmer, the recently ousted president of the Los Angeles school board, says the millions of dollars spent securing a pro-charter school majority on that district's board will embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states.
May 17, 2017
A new majority of pro-charter members will now oversee the nation's second largest school district, long a battleground in the larger fight over the expansion of charter schools.
May 16, 2017
The outcome of the election that has attracted a windfall of outside spending will determine whether the Los Angeles school board tilts for or against more charters in the nation's second largest district.