Philanthropist Anita Zucker, chief executive officer of the InterTech Group in North Charleston, has become a mainstay on Forbes list of its 400 wealthiest Americans. Her net worth was estimated to be around $2.4 billion, but it was Zucker's inclination to share the wealth among educational institutions that was touted in 2014.

Prince George County in Maryland is working hard to immerse young students in foreign language. Three schools in the county started formally offering Spanish immersion as part of an expansion option for children this school year.

What's in store for Mississippi's P-12 education system in 2015? Will it continue to underachieve, and churn out graduates that are not ready for college or the workforce? Or will it find a way to improve, and make genuine progress?

Taylor Swift earned the top spot on's Gone Good list for 2014. The list puts public figures in the spotlight for using their fame to support philanthropic efforts.

In honor of those of us that fight for what's right, I decided to do a piece discussing the top ways that education activists pushed back against "the man" in 2014.

As we ring in the New Year this week, it's a good time to look ahead to K-12 education initiatives and make reasonable assumptions about where it is headed in the coming year.

A Boston-area teacher has donated a $150,000 cash prize to the charter school where she works. Nikki Bollerman entered an online contest that asked what people wished for others during the holiday season.

The Florida Department of Education has announced plans to review the state's standardized testing. The announcement comes after a year of criticism of testing policies and opposition toward the new standards.

Students benefit when there are parent-school partnerships surrounding their school work.

The rules are still being written in K-12 schools when it comes to fair and non-discriminatory treatment of transgender students. As more students are feeling comfortable expressing their transgender identities and at younger ages, schools are confronted with the task of better accommodating these students -- and often in the face of controversy.


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