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Walton Family Foundation
April 19, 2018
Walton memo recommends charter advocates do more to persuade Democrats and appease unions
An internal memo offers a playbook for charter advocates after a high-profile defeat in Massachusetts.
March 12, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr.’s hope for equal education in Memphis still a dream, new book says
Memphis advocacy group Campaign for School Equity recently published the book to bring awareness to King's belief that education is key to economic equality.
March 8, 2018
Walton gives Indianapolis Public Schools $1.7 million to increase principal power
The foundation is known for offering startup grants for charter.
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.
October 17, 2017
Independent charter schools look to raise their profile, apart from networks and Betsy DeVos
At a symposium last week number of independent charter school leaders agreed to launch a new national organization.
September 12, 2017
Diverse charter schools in New York City to get boost from Walton money
The Walton Family Foundation will invest $2.2 million in new mixed-income charter schools in New York City.
September 11, 2017
For a struggling Colorado school district, full-day preschool — and the unusual way it’s paid for — shows promise
Promising first-year results from a study of full-day preschool in Westminster Public Schools have stoked optimism about a new financing mechanism officials are testing.
year in review
December 19, 2016
Movers and shakers: Significant comings and goings in Colorado education in 2016
Turnover in the education commissioner job, a sabbatical for Denver's schools chief and upheaval in suburban school district leadership marked 2016.
Movers and shakers
November 18, 2016
Colorado League of Charter Schools president Nora Flood leaving to lead new Walton Family Foundation program
Flood is leaving to help run a new program at the Walton Family Foundation.
July 27, 2016
Detroit’s vicious cycle: Why national education groups aren’t coming to help some of the country’s most troubled schools
With some of the nation’s most devastated schools, Detroit is in desperate need of new ideas, new energy — and lots of money.
November 6, 2015
Teach For America in Memphis will receive $4.5 million of national Walton foundation gift
More than $4.5 million of a $50 million grant announced this week for Teach For America will go to support and recruit corps members in Memphis .
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.
September 17, 2013
Walcott responds to deputy’s departure for Walton foundation
Deputy Chancellor Marc Sternberg is leaving the Department of Education for the Walton Family Foundation, the foundation announced today. More soon.
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