Walton Family Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: Walton Family Foundation
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Amazeum Breaks Ground in Bentonville

BENTONVILLE -- Excitement for The Amazeum in Bentonville, is bursting at the seams."The Amazeum is a discovery center for kids and their families to come and explore more about the world around them," Executive Director Sam Dean said.The community is ... [Published KNWA - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Caldwell: A teacher fluent in English, Spanish and hope

There is something special that Kareli Lizárraga brings to the classroom, something beyond getting seventh-grade boys interested in reading "Romeo and Juliet," though that's saying a lot right there.The something she brings is hope.The notion of hope ... [Published Denver Post - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Freedom Rider: Charter School Corruption

“The hedge fund honchos and the Walton Family Foundation want to get rid of the teaching profession.”Every injustice in American life can be laid at the feet of the richest people in the country and the politicians who do their bidding. Nowhere is that ... [Published Truth Out - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Bentonville Community Recreation Center Construction Continues

At A Glance (w/logo)Community CenterThe infrastructure, the circular drive and street lights at the Bentonville Community Recreation Center were completed about two years ago. The groundbreaking for the building was Nov. 12,. It will be south of the intersection ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

University students to rally for higher K-12 teacher pay

Another group is chiming in on raising beginning-teacher salaries.Students for Education Reform-North Carolina will bring two 10-foot ladders signed by students at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University to a rally outside the Legislative Building on Monday ... [Published Raleigh News & Observer - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Destruction of Public Education and Charter Schools Corruption – Profit Centers for the Rich

Charter schools are the inventions of rightwing corporations and foundations, and serve as profit centers for the rich. Given that these are the people who run American society, it is no surprise that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio “got his head handed ... [Published Global Research - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Earthmovers get busy at Palominas Recharge Project

PLOMINS TThe basin will be Cochise County’s first recharge project that entails a number of structures designed to capture storm water that will then be slowed and allowed to percolate back into the ground with some water being directed toward the San ... [Published Sierra Vista Herald - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

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

The Walton Family Foundation spent more than $164 million in 2013 to promote its corporate-influenced education reform agenda in 2013, according to a new list (see below) of grants that went to dozens of organizations. The foundation’s priorities are ... [Published Washington Post - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Spending, Fundraising Habits of Pro-Charter Group Come Under Scrutiny

The spending and fundraising habits of a pro-charter school group that has gone to battle with Mayor Bill de Blasio are coming under scrutiny after disclosure forms filed with the state failed to shed much light on the group's activities. NY1's Grace ... [Published NY1 - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Public forum on upvalley trails in Snowmass on April 11

The last big push for public input on the Upper Roaring Fork Valley Trails Plan will take place from noon to 3 p.m. April 11 at Snowmass Village Town Hall. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at noon for the presentation, before discussion begins.Maps ... [Published Aspen Times - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Springdale Considering Electric Vehicles for Trail Response

AT A GLANCEThe Razorback GreenwayThe greenway is a 36-mile trail from Fayetteville to Bentonville that will run parallel to Spring Creek through downtown Springdale. Spring Creek will be a water feature for the development.A $15 million Transportation ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

Peak letter: Reader: Charter school study biased

In a recent education column, “Wyoming drops again in charter school law rankings” Aerin Curtis, writing for wyomingnews.com, cited a study done by The Center for Education Reform.Readers should know that The Center for Education Reform is a pro-privatization ... [Published Laramie News - Mar 21 2014]

Quotes

"The Amazeum is a discovery center for kids and their families to come and explore more about the world around them" Executive Director Sam Dean said
"I would like to thank our most recent donors, Doug and Shelley McMillon, for their generous support. We are incredibly grateful to all of our donors. We have a goal of $28.5 million, and we're not there yet, but we know with the help of all the many philanthropic companies and giving individuals in this community that we will get there soon."
"With the president's order they are fully, legally able to work in our community" he said
...the approach of throwing in everything but the kitchen sink," Johnson said, referring to website links that Pesta shares to back up his statements. "Looking at the links, none of these are relevant or related to what is legally allowed in Wisconsin. This is not Washington or California or wherever else he is finding his links."

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Agreement will bring KIPP graduates to U of A c... [Published Helena Daily World - 7 hours ago]
UofA Partners With Charter School [Published Arkansas Traveler - 12 hours ago]
Amazeum construction underway, opening set for ... [Published The City Wire - 14 hours ago]
Amazeum Breaks Ground in Bentonville [Published KNWA - Apr 17 2014]
"Amazeum" to Open in Northwest Arkansas [Published KARK TV - Apr 16 2014]
Caldwell: A teacher fluent in English, Spanish ... [Published Denver Post - Apr 15 2014]
Freedom Rider: Charter School Corruption [Published Truth Out - Apr 14 2014]
Denver School District Actively Seeks Out Undoc... [Published Think Progress - Apr 14 2014]
Outspoken UW-Oshkosh professor dukes it out ove... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Apr 13 2014]
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Beloved Schoo... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Apr 12 2014]
Bentonville Community Recreation Center Constru... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Apr 12 2014]
School Privatization and the Charter School Sca... [Published Global Research - Apr 11 2014]
University students to rally for higher K-12 te... [Published Raleigh News & Observer - Apr 11 2014]
Destruction of Public Education and Charter Sch... [Published Global Research - Apr 10 2014]
Back Students and Teachers not Billionaires [Published Examiner.com - Apr 09 2014]
Outside Special Interests Lean on MO Legislator... [Published PR Watch - Apr 08 2014]
Parents Blast Charter Push to Oust Special Need... [Published Common Dreams - Apr 08 2014]
Big Profits in Not-for-Profit Charter Schools [Published Huffington Post - Apr 07 2014]
Earthmovers get busy at Palominas Recharge Project [Published Sierra Vista Herald - Apr 04 2014]
Bentonville, Fort Smith education officials sup... [Published The City Wire - Apr 04 2014]
NCGA Joins REAP Initiative as Founding Partner [Published KRVN 880 Rural Radio - Apr 03 2014]
Kill tenure, cure schools? [Published Los Angeles Times - Apr 03 2014]
Coalition launches effort to champion Common Core [Published Pine Bluff Commercial News - Apr 03 2014]
Strauss: Walton Foundation’s pours $164 million... [Published Washington Post - Apr 02 2014]
New Civil War sign unveiled in historic Helena [Published Helena Daily World - Apr 01 2014]
Bill de Blasio vs. Charter Schools -- A Pointle... [Published Huffington Post - Mar 28 2014]
Poor Elijah's Almanack: The choice that matters [Published Register Citizen - Mar 27 2014]
Van Buren set to move forward with more parks i... [Published The City Wire - Mar 27 2014]
Spending, Fundraising Habits of Pro-Charter Gro... [Published NY1 - Mar 27 2014]
Public forum on upvalley trails in Snowmass on ... [Published Aspen Times - Mar 26 2014]
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Denver School District Actively Seeks Out Undoc... [Published Think Progress - Apr 14 2014]
Activist at the April 5th rally in front of the White House, holds a sign that reads, “We want education, not rejection.” CREDIT: ThinkProgress/ Esther Y. Lee A Colorado school district has become the first in the nation to actively seek out qualified ...
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Monsanto Contributes Support to Effort Led by NCGA SOURCE: Monsanto DESCRIPTION: On Feb. 28, Monsanto hosted a press conference at the Commodity Classic show in San Antonio, Texas, discussing the recently announced Soil Health Partnership (SHP). The ...
Walton Family Foundation Surpasses 1,500 Charte... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Feb 05 2014]
Largest Private Funder of Charter School Startups Has Supported the Opening of Roughly One in Four Charter Schools in the Nation Since 1997 ...
Walton Family Foundation Surpasses 1,500 Charte... [Published CisionWire - English - Feb 05 2014]
Largest private funder of charter school startups has supported the opening of roughly one in four charter schools in the nation since 1997Today the Walton Family Foundation announced 2013 public charter school startup investments of nearly $25 million ...
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Martha Sellers hasn't been able to pay her rent on time since her husband died three years ago. She works as a cashier at Wal-Mart making $13.40 an hour. Even after 10 years with the company, the 55-year-old says she has to borrow money every month ...
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