IDEA Public Schools wins 2016 Broad Prize, as charter conference braces for life after Obama
IDEA Public Schools was awarded the $250,000 Broad Prize Monday for its efforts to inject hope and opportunity into the educational lives of some 24,000 mostly Hispanic and low-income Texas students in San Antonio, Austin and the Rio Grande Valley. Accepting the award, co-founder and CEO Tom Torkelson gave an impassioned speech in defense of the...
By Kathy Moore | June 27, 2016
New Book: Lessons From LA
In her new book, Follow the Money, political scientist Sarah Reckhow discusses the rise of a new generation of education philanthropists, the differences among them, and how their work has played out in some big city school systems. In a recent blog post, Lessons From Los Angeles, Reckhow asserts that reform efforts in Los Angeles have...
By LA School Report | February 4, 2013
Morning Read: Reform Takes Different Path In LA
Lessons From Los Angeles Unlike New York City–where philanthropic funding supported a top-down approach to reform, a fairly similar set of reform ideas (school level autonomy, choice, and accountability) have spread more slowly and organically in Los Angeles. Education Week (commentary) Education Prize Eludes Corona-Norco District The Corona-Norco Unified School District is a finalist for...
By Hillel Aron | October 24, 2012