Student Achievement Millions Toward Tutoring: Funders Bank on the Recovery Strategy Despite Big Challenges
A $100 million philanthropic initiative aims to help districts staff and monitor tutoring programs and learn what features are most promising.
Student Well-Being Nonprofit Serving Schools in Need Gets Surprise $133.5 Million Gift From MacKenzie Scott
The donation puts Communities in Schools on a path to expand wraparound health and social services to more Title I schools nationwide.
School Choice & Charters Bloomberg Launches $750 Million Fund to Grow Charter Schools Amid 'Broken' K-12 System
Former New York City mayor and one-time presidential hopeful Michael R. Bloomberg aims to add 150,000 charter school seats over five years.
School & District Management With $102 Million in Grants, These Districts Plan to Train Principals With a Focus on Equity
The new grant program from the Wallace Foundation will help eight school districts work on building principals’ capacity to address equity.
Equity & Diversity Video These Schools Served Black Students During Segregation. There's a Fight to Preserve Them
A look at how Black people managed to grow a solid middle class without access to so many of America’s public schools.
Education Funding Opinion Does Place-Based Giving Make It Harder for Funders to Get Reliable Feedback?
Big donors can be lulled into underestimating the financial, political, and information constraints of place-based philanthropy.
Education Funding Opinion What's It Take for Philanthropy to Help Rural Schools?
Place-based philanthropy has enormous potential to revitalize rural communities. The trick is, it’s tough to get this sort of approach right.
Education Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Grants Aim to Help Students Amid Coronavirus Closures
It's one of the first philanthropy announcements related specifically to responding to educational concerns that have emerged as schools respond to the coronavirus.
School & District Management Education Is the Darling of Wealthy Philanthropists, But K-12 Is Losing Its Luster
Around the world, education is the largest recipient of philanthropic giving by a large margin, but in the United States, funders are moving away from investing in K-12 schools in favor of early childhood and higher education.
Education Funding Koch Network Announces New Education Lobbying Group, Walton Funding Pact
Philanthropic groups backed by Charles Koch announced a new political organization and support for an education incubator.
Education Funding Arthur Levine, Known for Harsh Critiques of Teacher-Preparation Programs, to Step Down
The 70-year-old president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, who called schools of education “unruly and disordered,” will end his tenure this month.