Walton Family Foundation

Type: Organization
Name: Walton Family Foundation
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

Walton Family Foundation to invest $302M in home region through 2020

Walton Family Foundation to invest $302M in home region through - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports BENTONVILLE (KATV) – The Walton Family Foundation plans to invest $302 million in the Northwest Arkansas and the Delta region of Arkansas ... [Published KATV - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

NYSUT protestors shred contract; oppose privatization, profiteering

- Protestors from New York State United Teachers demonstrated Monday on the steps of the State Education Department building, shredding a Pearson testing contract while speaking out against the growing corporate influence on teaching and learning in New ... [Published New York State United Teachers - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Fort Smith Trails Committee Resurrected

Disbanded years ago, a Fort Smith trails and greenways committee has been restored.“I don’t have a problem championing or working with the Trails & Greenways Committee,” Fort Smith Parks Commissioner Casey Millspaugh said last week. “I hear people talking ... [Published Southwest Times Record - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

These road trip destinations won't disappoint

There's plenty of late summer/early fall weather remaining to visit several outstanding attractions that make an easy and memorable trip from Hutchinson. Two are as nearby as Wichita, while the other will require a six-hour but worthy of the drive trip to ... [Published Hutchinson News - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Walton Family Foundation joins state effort to improve education

Thursday (Aug. 14) the Arkansas Board of Education unanimously agreed to enter into a partnership with the Walton Family Foundation and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to target improvement in academically distressed schools and districts across ... [Published The City Wire - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Ed board to work with foundations to help academically distressed schools

LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education voted Thursday to partner with two foundations to develop a comprehensive plan for improving educational opportunities at Arkansas’ academically distressed schools and school districts.The board voted to work ... [Published Pine Bluff Commercial News - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

State Board of Education partners with Rockefeller, Walton foundations to target distressed schools

The state Board of Education today approved a partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and Walton Family Foundation aimed at developing a plan to strengthen education by targeting academically distressed schools and districts.Advocates tout the savings ... [Published Arkansas Times - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers protest corporate influence on education

Demonstrators took direct aim at Pearson, feeding a copy of the giant testing company's $32.8 million contract with the state into a shredder. Protesters said Pearson wields undue influence on schools and students, including establishing the "cut scores" ... [Published Legislative Gazette - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Can the Walton Family Help Reverse Arkansas Sprawl?

The foundation funded by the Walton family—of Walmart fame—sponsored about 25 people to come to the Congress for the New Urbanism in Buffalo in early June. It was a remarkable group, including mayors, city council members, chamber of commerce officials, ... [Published Planetizen - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Feed company GB Aqua joins NFI Crab Council

, 5:44 pmGB Aqua, an aquaculture feed company expanding into blue swimming crab, has joined the NFI Crab Council, the National Fisheries Institute said Wednesday.Founded by aquaculture professional Mark Ingley, GB Aqua has provided information on shrimp ... [Published Undercurrent News - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Charter schools offer high return on investment, study claims

Charter schools offer more bang for the buck than traditional schools, say a group of researchers at the University of Arkansas. Comparing per pupil cost and test scores in 22 states and the District of Columbia, the study found that charters offer about ... [Published Imperial Valley Press - Aug 04 2014]
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]

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Program Director for The Walton Family Foundation home region, Rob Brothers said, "It's just a significant investment in Northwest Arkansas and the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas."
...elite, we say it's time to say goodbye to the profiteers who are trying to privatize public education and cash in on our students," Magee said. "We are speaking out against the deep-pocketed forces that want to privatize public education and erode due-process rights."
"We look forward to continuing the relationship we forged almost two years ago with Downtown Bentonville Inc. to bring attention to its vibrant food scene, as well as to mutually supporting the innovative work of their local chef community and our Foundation,” says Kris Moon, senior director, strategy and development, of the James Beard Foundation. “What started as a partnership to increase membership for both nonprofits has blossomed into numerous joint programs, including this Boot Camp. We are also thrilled to be working with 21c Museum Hotels again, who hosted our May 2013 Boot Camp at their flagship Louisville property.”"
"It bothers me that instead of three entities working together...we have two entities telling the third entity what to do." She wondered about the success of similar efforts in other states

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Walton Family Foundation to invest $302M in hom... [Published KATV - 13 hours ago]
Walton Family Foundation Announces Millions for... [Published OzarksFirst.com - 16 hours ago]
NYSUT protestors shred contract; oppose privati... [Published New York State United Teachers - Aug 20 2014]
Support for Common Core flags nationwide, as Lo... [Published Arkansas Times - Aug 19 2014]
Campaign for America’s Future: Character Change... [Published National Education Policy Center - Aug 19 2014]
Educators protest corporate influence on public... [Published Legislative Gazette - Aug 19 2014]
Belt, Adey and Brookes make the cut for Crystal... [Published U-T San Diego - Aug 19 2014]
Fort Smith Trails Committee Resurrected [Published Southwest Times Record - Aug 18 2014]
These road trip destinations won't disappoint [Published Hutchinson News - Aug 17 2014]
Big Green Hypocrites — Part III [Published Quadrant Online - Aug 16 2014]
Walton Family Foundation joins state effort to ... [Published The City Wire - Aug 15 2014]
Chefs Gather for Advocacy and Policy Change [Published Restaurant Management - Aug 15 2014]
Arkansas Board of Ed to partner with Walton, Ro... [Published Education Dive - Aug 15 2014]
Ed board to work with foundations to help acade... [Published Pine Bluff Commercial News - Aug 14 2014]
Arkansas partners with 2 foundations on education [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Aug 14 2014]
State Board of Education partners with Rockefel... [Published Arkansas Times - Aug 14 2014]
Rhee drops out of school group [Published Politico - Aug 14 2014]
Michelle Rhee stepping down as CEO of Sacrament... [Published Sacramento Bee - Aug 13 2014]
Education Minnesota responds to Harris v. Quinn... [Published Education Minnesota - Aug 13 2014]
Teachers protest corporate influence on education [Published Legislative Gazette - Aug 12 2014]
Planners To Unveil New Bike, Pedestrian Plan [Published North West Arkansas Times - Aug 11 2014]
Can the Walton Family Help Reverse Arkansas Spr... [Published Planetizen - Aug 08 2014]
‘Sense of place’ is key to regional talent stra... [Published New Urban Network - Aug 07 2014]
Feed company GB Aqua joins NFI Crab Council [Published Undercurrent News - Aug 06 2014]
Different channels to a ‘living river’ [Published Albuquerque Journal - Aug 05 2014]
Charter schools offer high return on investment... [Published Imperial Valley Press - Aug 04 2014]
ASU awards scholarships for sustainability lead... [Published Arizona State University - Aug 01 2014]
Vacation Coming To Close For Some Bentonville S... [Published North West Arkansas Times - Jul 31 2014]
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Awards Mo... [Published Philanthropy News Digest - Jul 30 2014]
Razorback Greenway adds work, costs for cities [Published The City Wire - Jul 29 2014]
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