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August 19, 2015

Four TV Networks to Jointly Air Education Special on Sept. 11

The four commercial broadcast TV networks will simultaneously air an hour-long special to highlight education and raise money for an industry initiative.

August 13, 2015

'Rosenwald': A Documentary Examines Philanthropist's Aid for Black Schools

A film looks at Julius Rosenwald, the early 20th century retailing magnate who helped fund thousands of schools for African-Americans in the South.

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.

May 07, 2015

The 'Privatization' Agenda, New Orleans Edition

Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss the so-called privatization agenda in public education.

May 05, 2015

Walton Foundation's Market-Based Ed. Initiatives Miss Mark, Report Says

Although the foundation's education initiatives have benefited individual families, those improvements aren't translating into systemwide change, according to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

May 01, 2015

Town & Country Magazine Recognizes Education Philanthropists

The glossy magazine for the nation's wealthy set cites the work of an array of education givers, some well-known, some not.

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.

October 23, 2014

Zell Family Foundation Donates $10 Million to Early-Childhood Organization

The recipient, the Chicago-based Ounce of Prevention Fund, operates Early Head Start and Head Start programs and offers home visiting, among other direct services.

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.

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