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November 18, 2015

Top 50 Local Education Foundations Ranked in New National Study

These K-12 nonprofits raised $350 million in revenues and spent $181 million on programs and grants, according to research into their IRS filings.

October 08, 2015

MacArthur Foundation Funds 'Collective Shift' With $25M to Broaden Learning

The philanthropic organization wants to advance learning for young people by connecting schools, museums, businesses, and other city resources using an online platform.

September 25, 2015

Steve Jobs' Widow Launches $50M Competition to Redesign High Schools

XQ: The Super School Project, is a competition led by Laurene Powell Jobs, which is being managed by Russlynn Ali, the former assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education.

September 04, 2015

Facebook Moves Into K-12 Arena Through Partnership With Charter Network

The giant social-media company Facebook is partnering with the Summit charter school network to refine a tech-based "personalized learning" platform.

July 07, 2015

Top 10 'Impact Investing' Opportunities Identified for K-12 in Report

Vulcan Inc., a company co-owned by Paul Allen, Microsoft's cofounder, recently underwrote research to pinpoint the top opportunities for social impact investing in K-12 education.

May 14, 2015

Education Business Competition Awards $140K in Prizes to Ed-Tech Startups

Winners of the sixth annual Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition were announced Wednesday, with $140,000 in funding awarded to emerging ed-tech startups.

April 24, 2015

National Certification Program Launched for Local School Foundations

The National School Foundation Association will offer a certification program for pre-K through grade 12 foundations, which organizers say will be the first of its kind in the United States.

August 06, 2014

OpenStax to Adapt Its Free Digital College Text Model for K-12

Free, digital textbooks for K-12 that adapt to learners' abilities and preferences are under development by OpenStax, a Rice University initiative.

July 02, 2014

KnowledgeWorks Spins Off Its Nonprofit New Tech Network to Barry Schuler

New Schools Network, a nonprofit dedicated to a project-based learning model, will be led by Barry Schuler, former chairman and CEO of AOL.

March 20, 2014

'Grants HQ' Launched to Help Los Angeles Educators Access Funds

A new program for the Los Angeles school districts' 30,000 educators will help them access and apply for grants to benefit the district's 650,000 students.

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