The Answer Sheet: Where Did the Money Go

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Walton Foundation’s pours $164 million in 2013 education grants. Who won?

Teach For America, charter organizations and others.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Money

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Louisiana Supreme Court rules school voucher funding unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Louisiana ruled today 6-1 that the way the state funds its school voucher program is unconstitutional.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:19 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public Money for Public Schools, School vouchers

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Walton Foundation giving $8 million to Rhee's StudentsFirst — plus 2012 donations

Who got big money from the Walton Family Foundation in 2012? Here's the list

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:09 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Private Money, The Billionaires Club

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Following the school reform money

Just how well-coordinated and far-reaching is the intersection of school reform and politics?

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Intersection of Politics, It's Coordinated, Money in School Reform, Reform, School Reform

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 03/26/2013

School vouchers: Still a bad idea despite Indiana court ruling

So the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state's school voucher program is constitutional. It isn't the first time a supreme court has made a questionable call but, apart from the legal argument, the decision doesn't mean that vouchers are a good educational or civic idea.

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:20 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public Money for Public Schools, Vouchers

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Rand Paul pushes federal school vouchers

Sen. Rand Paul is pushing for a federal voucher program that sounds similar to one advanced by Mitt Romney when he was running for president.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:02 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Using Title 1 Money, Vouchers

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/04/2012

A Florida charter school scandal gets worse

Remember the case of the charter school that gave its founding principal a $519,453 payout in taxpayer money when it was forced to close? It's gotten worse.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charter Schools, Where Did the Money Go?

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Washington charter initiative STILL undecided update

It turns out that election results for Washington's initiative to allow charter schools to open in the state are incomplete and the outcome remains unknown despite the fact that a bunch of billionaires spent millions to get it approved.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:40 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Money, Charter Schools, School reforfm

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/20/2012

Microsoft gives $50,000 more to Washington charter school initiative

Ballot initiatives in several states that are pushing for a growth in charter schools are being funded in large part by wealthy donors who sometimes live elsewhere.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big Money, Charter Schools; Privatization

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 06/27/2010

Obama policy blamed for popular principal's reassignment

A popular principal is being reassigned in Lincoln, Neb., and district officials say that the U.S. Education Department is to blame.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:42 AM ET, 06/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Education Secretary Duncan | Tags:  de ann currin, duncan and obama and school reform, elliott elementary school, lincoln public schools, obama administration and education policy, obama's education policy, replacing the principal, restructuring and school, restructuring models, schools and federal intervention, stimulus money for education, title 1 money, title 1 schools

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/08/2010

Kiplinger’s new tool for understanding financial aid

Kiplinger's has a new online tool to help families understand financial aid letters sent from colleges and universities.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Costs | Tags:  Kiplinger's, financial aid, kiplinger's and financial aid, money for college