Walton foundation pumps $20 million into Teach for America Washington Post: Teach for America will add 4,000 teachers to nine cities over the next two years — including 286 in D.C. — thanks to a $20 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation announced Wednesday.
Foundation's grant will bring 700 new teachers to L.A. LA Times: Altogether, Walton's donation will help recruit and train nearly 4,000 first- and second-year teachers in nine regions, including Denver, Milwaukee, Newark, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. Three cities — Detroit, Indianapolis and Memphis — are receiving direct support from Walton for the first time.
Teach For America gets $20 million boost from Walton Family Foundation KPCC: The money will pay for nearly 4,000 new teachers across the country over two years. The Los Angeles branch will receive about $3 million of that - enough to cover the costs for about 340 teachers in the first year.
In Missouri, Race Complicates a Transfer to Better Schools NYT: Enacting a state law allowing students from failing school districts to transfer to better ones has been complicated by class, race, geography and social perceptions.
Schools keep distance from Obamacare enrollment Politico: The lack of a national strategy is just one more sign of how hard it is for the administration and its allies to focus on health benefits, not health politics, as Obamacare enrollment nears. And the Republicans have made it clear that they don’t want the schools to go anywhere near the controversial health law.
Gov. tours shops affected by Newtown shooting AP: Months after 20 children and six educators were fatally shot in a Newtown elementary school, some local business owners said Wednesday that a financial downturn that began with road closings and an emotional pall over the town persists....