Walton Family Foundation Announces $20 Million In Education Grants

Bentonville-based Walton Family Foundation on Tuesday announced a combined $20 million in grants awarded to several education groups throughout the country. The funding will help support efforts to make the teaching profession “more dynamic and sustainable,” according to a WFF news release.

Areas of support include:

Relevant, rigorous, highly-effective teacher training programs

  • Bank Street Graduate School of EducationTo train teacher candidates in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Residency Program in New York to address the intellectual, linguistic and emotional strengths and needs of students learning English.
  • Marian University’s Klipsch Educators CollegeTo train future educators through in-classroom residencies and create a loan forgiveness program with the goal of increasing the diversity of the teaching workforce.       MORE
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