More foundations continue to pour into K-12 giving, and the goal of giving is increasingly not to fix the old system, but make the structure of school more adaptive to the needs of the students.

"These are interesting times in K-12 philanthropy. Even as big reform funders like Walton and Broad double-down on charters, lots of other approaches to boosting student outcomes are gaining traction among ed funders.  

"We’re watching all this very carefully, looking at which ideas are attracting the biggest piles of chips. Education nonprofits and school districts should be watching just as closely, since the sooner you see which way things are going, the sooner you can grab your place in line with key funders — that is, assuming your work is aligned with their priorities. "--David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy