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April 1, 2019
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has made over $100 million in education grants since 2018, new disclosure shows
The list of grants represents CZI’s first thorough accounting of its education giving, indicating that the organization remains one of the largest education philanthropy
September 12, 2018
In latest move, Gates Foundation looks to help — and learn from — charters serving students with disabilities
The foundation has made four grants in recent months focused on helping charter schools better serve students with disabilities.
March 9, 2018
Big education funders were in Memphis this week. Here’s what they talked about.
Here are three big takeaways from this week's Bluff City forum sponsored by the national Philanthropy Roundtable.
January 2, 2018
Four Memphis charter organizations pilot new reading curriculum
The literacy grants from Memphis Education Fund come at a time when local and state officials are doubling down on solutions to Tennessee’s reading challenges.
money for reform
November 13, 2017
Where do the nation’s big charter boosters send their cash? More and more to charter networks
Wealthy charter school backers have directed most of their money to a select number of states, particularly ones where charter schools are better at raising test scores.
$$ and schools
October 5, 2017
Memphis philanthropists, school leaders talk funding strategies at D.C. forum
A contingent from Memphis joins leaders from 16 other cities at a one-day forum hosted by the DC Public Education Fund in Washington.
November 22, 2016
Seeing needs beyond good teachers, Teacher Town Memphis changes its approach and its name
The philanthropic collaborative revises its public image as its leaders rethink the ways they want to help the city's schools change.
May 31, 2016
Hopson: Not enough time to switch Memphis school from ASD to iZone
Citing time constraints, the leader of Shelby County Schools backs away from potential collaboration with the Achievement School District on Raleigh-Egypt Middle School.
January 21, 2016
As blizzard looms, thousands get free coats at community schools
As temperatures drop and a blizzard looms, the city announced Thursday that 13,000 young students will receive new winter jackets paid for by private donors.
January 20, 2016
Q&A: How have large donations affected education policy in New York City?
Professor Jeffrey Henig discusses the changing role of education philanthropy, from Bloomberg to de Blasio.
August 17, 2015
City Year tutoring program targeted for Memphis, thanks to $150k philanthropic donation
The education-focused nonprofit uses AmeriCorps members and has gained notoriety for its ability to cut down on student absenteeism and boost graduation rates.
Charters & Choice
December 19, 2013
Walton Foundation announces $6 million donation to voucher group
The new donation will more than double the Alliance for School Choice's financial resource.
October 1, 2010
Imagining a conversation between Klein and Zuckerberg
What if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had met and been wooed not by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, as reportedly happened this July in Idaho,…
June 16, 2010
Grantees tell Gates Foundation it's not easy to work with
The Gates Foundation’s thousands of grantees told the foundation it’s not easy to work with in a survey, the foundation’s CEO, Jeff Raikes, reported in a…
April 9, 2009
Eli Broad invests $2.5 million in two city charter school networks
Two New York City-based charter school networks, Uncommon Schools and Eva Moskowitz's Success Charter Network, are splitting $2.5 million in grants meant to help them expand in size speedily. The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation doled out the money and made its announcement today. The full press release is below. The most interesting part that I see is the disclosure that the Uncommon Schools network plans to expand to operate 33 schools by 2014, 20 of them in New York City. The network now has nine charter schools in the city, by my count. The Success network's plan, which has been reported before, is to expand its current crop of four schools to 40 in the next 10 years. Only Uncommon Schools is said to be planning to use the money to invest in facilities. The full press release:
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