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  • Mediocrity Be Gone

    October 2013

    Kari Barbic

    The Relay Graduate School of Education is revolutionizing teacher training.  

  • Playing the Long Game

    October 2013

    Aaron Gell

    Meet Eli and Edythe Broad, winners of the 2013 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.

  • Blending, Upending

    April 2013

    Laura Vanderkam

    Is blended learning the disruptive innovation of K–12 reform? Check out this preview from The Philanthropy Roundtable’s new guidebook “Blended Learning: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Tech-assisted Teaching” by Laura Vanderkam.

  • Lessons in Citizenship

    April 2013

    Naomi Schaefer Riley

    American students are increasingly ignorant of American civics, notes Naomi Schaefer Riley. Fortunately, a few private donors have taken the lead in the effort to restore a healthy appreciation for the Founding principles.

  • Common Core’s Uncommon Rise

    April 2013

    Liam Julian

    Released in 2010, the Common Core Standards are the first set of shared, nationwide, grade-by-grade benchmarks for what students are expected to learn. Liam Julian details how philanthropists helped create a movement for national standards.

  • President's Note

    April 2013

    Adam Meyerson

     

  • Getting What We Pay For

    April 2013

    Andrew Kelly

    Andrew Kelly takes a look at magnet schools—what makes them special, and how donors can help.

  • Small Change?

    April 2013

    Jay P. Greene

    Foundations are turning to education-reform advocacy. How’s it going? Check out Jay Greene’s review of “Follow the Money: How Foundation Dollars Change Public School Politics” from the Spring issue of “Philanthropy” magazine.

  • Magna Charter

    April 2013

    Andy Smarick

    The traditional urban public school system is broken. It cannot be fixed. It must be replaced. In this Reviews and Commentary piece, Andy Smarick argues that American public education cannot thrive until the existing urban school district is replaced by the charter ethic.

  • Interview with Betsy DeVos, the Reformer

    April 2013

    For years, Betsy DeVos has been at the forefront of the educational-reform movement. Today, as chairman of the American Federation for Children, she is pushing to promote parental choice in American public education. In this feature interview, DeVos explains how she is working to make it possible for all of the nation's parents—regardless of their zip code—to find the right school for their children.

  • They Shall Overcome

    April 2013

    Christopher Levenick

    Meet the K–12 reform donors who strategically balance charitable giving, legislative advocacy, and direct political engagement. Philanthropy editor-in-chief Christopher Levenick reports in this cover story from our Spring issue on K-12 giving.

  • Interview with Eli Broad, the Investor

    April 2013

    When it comes to re-imagining how America's children can learn, Eli and Edythe Broad are among the nation's most visionary philanthropists. Their investments range across the full spectrum of educational reform, from advocacy to personnel to technology. Take a look at our interview with Broad, in which he details progress on his efforts to dramatically improve American K–12 education.

  • A Lot to Learn

    January 2012

    Frederick Hess

    Frederick M. Hess reviews Steven Brill’s new book on recent developments in K–12 education reform

  • Values Without Borders

    January 2012

    Kari Barbic

    Meet the Venezuelan-American family that teaches universal values to promote character education

  • An Episcopalian, an Atheist, and a Jew Walk into a Catholic School. . .

    April 2010

    Christopher Levenick

    Meet the (non-Catholic) patron saints of inner-city Catholic education