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  • The Educators

    October 2016

    Bruce and Suzie Kovner give to schoolchildren, music students, and policymaking.  Here’s how and why.

  • Briefly Noted

    October 2016

    Little platoons on pontoons. Crisp progress in the Big Apple. Nonprofits brace for new overtime rules. 

  • Seven Results of the Charter-School Revolution

    October 2016

    Chester Finn, Bruno Manno, Brandon Wright

    The most consequential developments after 25 years of charter schools. 

  • Fulfilling the Demand for School Choice

    October 2016

    Katherine Haley sits down with Greg Robinson to discuss how to supply the demand for high-quality private school options

  • Reflections on the 2016 National Forum on K-12 Philanthropy

    September 2016

    Attendees at The Philanthropy Roundtable's 2016 National Forum on K-12 Philanthropy offer their reflections and feedback from the event.

  • Briefly Noted

    July 2016

    Chicks on camera. Couch-surfing in disaster zones. Teacher's union fights for facelifts. One million missing Christians.

  • Call of the Wild

    April 2016

    Naomi Schaefer Riley

    A marriage of market-based conversation and treetop acrobatics helps kids succeed in school. 

  • Briefly Noted

    April 2016

    De Blasio’s funding fantasy. A billion for charters. Newspaper nonprofit? Tough teacher ratings work. Smart brain philanthropy. Inner-city chess, a book prize, and Superman in a workhouse. 

  • The Art of Public-Policy Philanthropy: Fighting for School Reform

    April 2016

    Featuring Chester Finn, John Kirtley, Fred Klipsch, Betsy DeVos, and Thomas Carroll. 

  • Interview with Eva Moskowitz

    April 2016

    How this hard-charging leader of school reform accomplishes miracles.

  • The Memphis Approach to Attracting Great Teachers

    April 2016

    Pat Burke

    Teacher Town is part of a string of reforms to raise student achievement both in Memphis and statewide. 

  • Nonprofit Spotlight: Teaching Together

    January 2016

    Andrea Scott

    Teaching Together hires adults with cognitive disabilities as Catholic-school classroom aides. 

  • Briefly Noted

    January 2016

    A record gift to Catholic schools. Paul Allen continues to battle Ebola. Knights rescue the oppressed. A toy store for the homeless kids. Hamilton’s philanthropic roots. The 99 percent. A mini-interview with Purdue president and former governor Mitch Daniels. 

  • Interview with Carrie and John Morgridge

    January 2016

    These enthusiastic donors believe every gift matters. 

  • Books in Brief

    January 2016

    Pat Burke

    In her well-timed work The Prize, which takes an in-depth look at the battles in Newark over Mark Zuckerberg’s gift, veteran journalist Dale Russakoff offers her analysis. 

  • The Texas Miracle wasn’t just economic; it was philanthropic

    October 2015

    Ari Schulman

    Texas stereotypes may conjure up plains and cattle but, as in the rest of the country, most of Texas’s population and wealth resides in the cities. And those cities have recently become some of the most philanthropic places on earth.

  • Renaissance Ahead?

    October 2015

    Andy Smarick , Kelly Robson

    For 50 years, American K-12 Catholic education had been in a quiet retreat. Thousands of schools were shuttered. Enrollment plummeted by millions. Though heroic educators and generous donors stemmed the tide in many places, even creating exemplars of what was possible, forecasts were bleak. Education journals carried articles titled, “Can Catholic Schools Be Saved?”

  • Interview with Bruce Kovner

    October 2015

    Trading titan Bruce Kovner has focused his philanthropy on free-market think tanks, arts (especially music organizations), and school-reform advocacy. 

  • Briefly Noted

    October 2015

    Winds of change for charters. Science charity. Suing your alma mater. $100 million and a crowd. 

  • Juma Ventures

    April 2015

    Claire Sykes

    Combining work, school, and play with sports-stadium jobs that earn college tuition.