Walton Family Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: Walton Family Foundation
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

NFWF Announces $1.23 Million in Grants to Support Sustainable Fisheries in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced the fourth round of grant awards from its Fisheries Innovation Fund, a program launched in 2010 to support sustainable fisheries in the United ... [Published MoneyShow.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Report: Charter school students do better on NAEP — despite less funding

Taxpayers are getting a better bang for their buck when students attend charter schools, a new report from the University of Arkansas’s Department of Education Reform concludes.The charter-friendly think tank, in its latest report, found charter students ... [Published Education News Colorado - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Elsewhere: Israel’s humanitarianism, Santa Fe peace pipe, Wal-Mart’s black hats

Wal-Mart’s black hats:  The Walton Family Foundation is the largest single donor to the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America mainly because they both seek government funding for religious schools. ( Forward )American sympathies shifting?:  The lopsided ... [Published JTA - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Major Win For School Choice: Charter Students Smarter, Earn More

Wikimedia Commons Ajust-released study from the University of Arkansas provides asubstantial endorsement of charter school education. U.S. studentswho spent several years in charter schools were found to scoresignificantly better on tests and make more ... [Published REASON Online - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Charter schools more cost-effective in Michigan, 28 other states, study says

A report released Tuesday by the University of Arkansas says charter schools are more cost effective and have a higher return on investment than traditional public schools in 28 states, including Michigan.“The Productivity of Public Charter Schools,” ... [Published Detroit News - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Agudah, Meet Wal-Mart

Christian Family Is Umbrella Group's Biggest DonorWikimedia CommonsBy Josh Nathan-Kazis Published July 22, 2014, issue of July 25, 2014 .The largest donor to the ultra-Orthodox umbrella organization Agudath Israel of America is a Christian family from ... [Published Forward - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Walton Family Foundation donation helps renovate the Razorback Greenway

The Israeli Cabinet will meet early Tuesday to consider a cease-fire proposal that could provide a possible breakthrough in the ongoing crisis.The proposal, put forward by Egypt, calls for all sides to cease hostilities in Gaza. It also calls for the ... [Published 4029 TV - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

GNO: New Advocates for Louisiana Restoration Programs (USA)

Greater New Orleans, Inc. announced the launch of the Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (CCRE). CCRE is a business led coalition that will create an educated, informed voice of advocacy for sustainable restoration efforts in Louisiana’s wetlands, ... [Published Dredging Today - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

What's happening to our parks?

Many cities in Northwest Arkansas (and elsewhere in the state) have built or plan to build a system of mountain bike trails that fill previously undeveloped urban forests with repeated loops, one stacked on the other, in order to maximize mileage. These ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Walton Foundation Grant Helps Bentonville Trail System

BENTONVILLE -- The Walton Family Foundation recently gave the city money to help build a trail on the west side of Walton Boulevard and to plant trees at Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Park.The City Council accepted the two grants from the foundation at ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

Northwest Arkansas Wayfinding Signs Inspire Other Cities

The Northwest Arkansas Wayfinding Program installed signs across seven cities, and other nearby cities are looking to implement similar programs.The Northwest Arkansas Council coordinated the program, intended to direct tourists and residents to attr ... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 2 reports

Obama's Culture Wars

One of the sad legacies of President Obama, who rose toprominence on the basis of a 2004 speech announcing, “there's not a liberal America and aconservative America; there's the United States of America,” isthat American political polarization has spread ... [Published REASON Online - Jun 30 2014]

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...on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam taken by students for every $1,000 invested," the university reported on its website. "These differences amount to charter schools being 40 percent more cost-effective in math and 41 percent more cost-effective in reading, compared to traditional public schools."
...Workers are regularly cheated out of 14 to 19 percent of the wages due to them. The workers are told that "economizing on capital is the most basic requirement of factory enterprise." Are we really to believe that those who enrich themselves through this cruelty truly want to "rescue the poor" through the funding of education? The...
...ommunities dependent on sustainable fisheries to survive and thrive for many years to come," said Jeff Trandahl, executive director and CEO of NFWF. "The 12 grants we announce today will enhance the resilience of fishing communities and the viability of working waterfronts across the nation."
...Still, he says, "Public policy in education can't ignore cost. Money is scarce, so it's a service to policymakers for them to know which education sectors are most productive."

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Study claims charter schools more cost effectiv... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
Bike Program Expands, Volunteers Needed [Published KFSM - Jul 25 2014]
The lethal attack on education [Published The Manchester Journal - Jul 24 2014]
NFWF Announces $1.23 Million in Grants to Suppo... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 24 2014]
NFWF Announces $1.23 Million in Grants to Suppo... [Published MoneyShow.com - Jul 24 2014]
How We See It: Timing May Not Be Right For Purc... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 24 2014]
Report: Charter school students do better on NA... [Published Education News Colorado - Jul 22 2014]
Charters, Money, And Test Scores [Published WVPE 88.1 - Jul 22 2014]
Elsewhere: Israel’s humanitarianism, Santa Fe p... [Published JTA - Jul 22 2014]
Major Win For School Choice: Charter Students S... [Published REASON Online - Jul 22 2014]
Charter schools more cost-effective in Michigan... [Published Detroit News - Jul 22 2014]
Major Win For School Choice: Charter Students S... [Published Hit & Run - Jul 22 2014]
Agudah, Meet Wal-Mart [Published Forward - Jul 22 2014]
Volunteers Needed Friday, Next Week to Assemble... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 22 2014]
Fayetteville Trails Head South, Southwest [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 19 2014]
Survey says Californians want groundwater prote... [Published Central Valley Business Times - Jul 17 2014]
Charter school issue divides Democrats [Published The Advocate - Jul 17 2014]
CBID: Update Needed On Downtown Development Tra... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 16 2014]
Walton Family Foundation donation helps renovat... [Published 4029 TV - Jul 15 2014]
Trails to become public along Mount Kessler Monday [Published 4029 TV - Jul 14 2014]
GNO: New Advocates for Louisiana Restoration Pr... [Published Dredging Today - Jul 14 2014]
What's happening to our parks? [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 13 2014]
Locals selected to serve on coastal coalition [Published Houma Today - Jul 13 2014]
Notes from the Chief- DwightMission [Published Pryor Daily Times - Jul 12 2014]
Effort To Expand Fayetteville's Gulley Park Und... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 12 2014]
When Did Teacher Unions Decide to "TURN" Agains... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Jul 12 2014]
Parks Panel Passes On Stage Expansion, Hears Ri... [Published Southwest Times Record - Jul 10 2014]
Walton Foundation Grant Helps Bentonville Trail... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 10 2014]
Sooter's Back On Bentonville Council [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 09 2014]
UAPB students receive life advice [Published Pine Bluff Commercial News - Jul 09 2014]
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Major Win For School Choice: Charter Students S... [Published Hit & Run - Jul 22 2014]
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Behind the conservative’s dream-come-true victory of tenure laws and union contracts for California’s public schools teachers being ruled unconstitutional Wednesday by a Los Angeles Superior Court, is an organization called  Students Matter . The ...
The Walmart heirs should save Detroit [Published Daily Kos - Jun 08 2014]
Walmart has had a very bad week. On Thursday, the New York Times reported that at least eight senior executives have left the company since an investigation was launched to probe allegations of massive bribery in Mexico and other foreign markets. ...
NYC Council to Walmart: Stop sending your “dang... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jun 06 2014]
NYC Council to Walmart: Stop sending your “dangerous dollars” to our city’s charities «Hot Air :I don’t even know what to say.Via the New York Post (hat tip to NRO ), more than half of the members of the New York City Council have served Walmart ...
Half of NYC Council to Walmart: Stop making “da... [Published Sister Toldjah - Jun 05 2014]
We’ll call this “Stuck on Stupid: NYC Edition” – via the NY Post ( hat tip ): More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups ...
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