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February 02, 2015

Broad Foundation Puts Hold on Its Prize for Urban Education

The foundation said that it will reassess the prize given how urban education has changed in the last 13 years, but it was also disappointed with the "sluggish" performance in urban schools.

January 22, 2015

Philly Teachers' Union Says Ruling Against District a Victory for Collective Bargaining

A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teachers'union contract and impose new terms.

January 21, 2015

Districts Bolstering Leadership Ranks Under Principal Initiative, Report Finds

The Wallace Foundation-commissioned study found that six districts it has invested in are more effectively using data to "make better-informed decisions on hiring and placing" school leaders.

September 10, 2014

Boys of Color in Rural Communities Target of New Philanthropic Investments

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is partnering with regional philanthropies to fund efforts that support African American, Latino, and Native American boys and young men living in the South and Southwest.

June 27, 2014

Three Fellowships Awarded to Create 'Innovation' Public Schools in Indianapolis

The winners of the "Innovation School Fellowship" proposed a Montessori-style K-12 school, a blended learning K-6 school, and another design that heavily focuses on entrepreneurship and student engagement.

December 05, 2012

Seven Districts Get Gates Funding for District-Charter Collaboration

Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, Hartford, Conn., and Spring Branch, Texas, were awarded grants from the Gates Foundation to foster collaboration and reduce tension between district and charter schools.

August 29, 2012

A Shifting Role For Local Education Charities

Local charitable organizations are taking a more active stance in guiding education policy discussions in their communities.

April 04, 2012

Districts in Calif., Texas, Fla. Selected as Broad Prize Finalists

The districts, which will be awarded $1 million in scholarship money for their students, represent some newcomers to the competition as well as two repeat finalists.

March 13, 2012

2011 Was Major Investment Year for Walton Family Foundation

The Bentonville, Ark.-based organization continued its support for organizations that promote charter schools and school choice.

December 30, 2011

District Dossier's Year in Review: Scandals and Superintendent Moves

Test tampering in Atlanta, Arlene Ackerman's departure from Philadelphia: both were among the most-read blog posts in District Dossier in 2011.

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