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Nov 29, 2012 8:07 AM by AP

Foundation to invest $25M in NO charter schools

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Texas-based Laura and John Arnold Foundation will invest $25 million to help create and expand high-performing charter schools in New Orleans.

The foundation focuses its investments across the country in the areas of education, criminal justice, public accountability and research integrity.

Caprice Young, vice president of education at the Arnold Foundation, says the future of our country rests on the ability to educate our children.

In September, the private foundation invested an initial $15 million to support education reform in New Orleans, specifically aimed at developing talented local teachers and leaders, as well as engaging parents in their school selection.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com




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