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Walton Foundation Pledges $1 Billion For Charter Schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A foundation run by the heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton said Thursday it will spend $1 billion over the next five years to improve public education by backing new charter schools and helping programs already up and running.

The foundation has spent more than $1 billion on K-12 education over the past 20 years, including $385 million to help start charter schools in poor communities. The new money will be spent in places where the foundation already has ties — creating new schools and developing “pipelines of talent,” said Marc Sternberg, a former high school read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com