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Walton Family Foundation gives $50M to Teach for America

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — The Walton Family Foundation says it will donate $50 million over three years to Teach for America to support 4,000 new teachers nationwide. Teach for America, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, recruits college graduates to teach for two years in schools in high-poverty areas. The foundation, which was created by Wal-Mart’s founders, says the grant will ...

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Barbara Logan Smith named executive director

Barbara Logan Smith has been named the next executive director of Teach For America–Mississippi. Logan Smith, formerly the vice president of the Efficacy Institute, a national nonprofit focused on increasing academic achievement and character strength for all students, will formally enter the role in January. Logan Smith, who began her professional career as a teacher in Milwaukee’s public schools, has ...

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