More private money entering public schools

Dec 20, 2011
Taxpayers spend about $600 billion a year on K through 12 education. Philanthropists only spend around four billion. But they get a lot for their money.

Billionaires go back to school

Dec 8, 2011
Philanthropists are funneling big money into public education. Are they too powerful?

How to give, awesomely

Dec 7, 2011
One organization is using small grants to create projects throughout the world. It's an example of microphilanthropy.

Scholarship fund for volleyball players?

Mar 4, 2011
Question: I am a volunteer volleyball coach for a local middle school here in Nevada City. Last year, the school generously gave me $300 for my w...

Feel-good news for the day

Dec 16, 2010
This final note today, a story to warm the heart. Forty-five years ago, Dennis Ferguson was living in Southern California, working for the Douglass...

MID-DAY UPDATE: China's plans and Citi's biz

Oct 18, 2010
Starting out today's news with some China stories. The U.S. is investigating China's clean-tech policies for violations of international trade...

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