Spring 2013 -

They Shall Overcome
By: Christopher Levenick
Spring 2013 -

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.

Blending, Upending
By: Laura Vanderkam
Spring 2013 -

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
By: Naomi Schaefer Riley
Spring 2013 -

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
By: Liam Julian
Spring 2013 -

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
Spring 2013 -

 

Books in Brief
Spring 2013 -

Getting What We Pay For
Spring 2013 -

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

Small Change?
Spring 2013 -

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
Spring 2013 -

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.

Briefly Noted
Spring 2013 -

Interview with Eli Broad, the Investor
Spring 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.

Interview with Betsy DeVos, the Reformer
Spring 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.