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October 27, 2010

New Philadelphia Partnership Sets $100 Million Goal

The Philadelphia School Partnership was established last week with $16 million in anonymously given seed money, and set a five-year goal to raise $100 million and invest in initiatives to boost student performance.

October 26, 2010

Ambitious Goals for New Philadelphia School Partnership

The Philadelphia School Partnership was established last week with $16 million in anonymously given seed money, and set a five-year goal to raise $100 million and invest in initiatives to boost student performance.

September 29, 2010

Foundation Battles Severe Educational Challenges in Detroit

Ms. Goss, who heads Detroit's Skillman Foundation, has taken on the Herculean—if not Sisyphean—task of spearheading a turnaround of one of America's most desperately failing school systems.

September 26, 2010

Finding Superman in Newark

Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old president of social networking behemoth, Facebook--itself the subject of a new movie about to be released, announced Friday on the Oprah Winfrey Show that he was giving $100 million to boost the fortunes of one of the nation's most poorly performing school systems. Newark Mayor Cory Booker has pledged to raise an additional $100 million from foundations.

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