How the California Community Foundation is Helping Teachers Get Better at Math

Math isn't just hard for students to learn; it's hard for many teachers to teach. That's why the California Community Foundation recently presented a $155,000 check to a Los Angeles County school district to boost teachers' math skills.
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Meet the 2013 Recipients of the Milken Educator Awards

Southern California-based philanthropy, the Milken Family Foundation, recently announced the inspiring recipients of the 2013 Educator Awards. The awards are $25,000 each and come in the form of no-strings-attached cash, the very best kind of payment one could ever hope to receive.
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Here's How the Broad Foundation is Connecting Teachers with Technology

The Broad Foundation wants teachers to ditch their “old school” ways in favor of digital media and newfangled classroom technology. The Los Angeles-based funder recently announced a $3 million grant to Common Sense Media, for the purpose of expanding a free ratings and review platform to help teachers discover relevant digital curricula, websites and apps.
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UCLA School of Law Receives $1 Million for Scholarships

The University of California, Los Angeles School of Law recently announced that it received a gift of $1.025 million from alumna Justice Joan Dempsey Klein and her husband, Conrad Lee Klein, to go towards the funding of scholarships. The scholarships will be named the Justice Joan Dempsey Klein Scholarships in Law.

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Broad Foundation’s Prize for Public Charter Schools Helping Change Educational Goals

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation recently announced the winner of their 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. The foundation, a leading Los Angeles philanthropy, is is working to ensure that every student in urban public schools has the same educational opportunities as any other child.

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USC Gets $7 Million for Violin and Cello Students

Alice Schoenfeld’s latest gift to the USC Thornton School of Music is sure to tug on some (heart) strings. The violin professor is donating $7 million to found the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Endowed Scholarship Fund for Strings Students. The gift, which is the largest donation ever made by a USC faculty member, will be for scholarships for violin and cello students at USC.

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