Walton Foundation Puts Up $1 Billion To Boost Charters

Associated Press – KELLY P. KISSEL “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...

District gets Chinese language grant

The Newberg Graphic – Seth Gordon “As one of 10 districts in the nation to receive a U.S. State Department grant through the Teachers of Critical Languages program, Newberg Public Schools are in exclusive company. Perhaps more importantly, the district and...

Inactive children ‘become middle-aged couch potatoes’

BBC – Judith Burns “Children who lead inactive lives are likely to grow up to become middle-aged couch potatoes, a study suggests. Researchers compared the TV viewing habits of more than 6,000 British people born in a single week in 1970, at the ages of 10...

Michelle Obama announces funding to fight childhood obesity

Education Week – Staff Writer “First lady Michelle Obama visited a school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Thursday to announce a $500 million donation funding the fight against childhood obesity…The initiative encourages educators and...