Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.
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Arkansas Population 65 and Over Stands at 16 Percent

At 19 percent, Florida, Maine and Montana had the greatest concentration of residents 65-plus.
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NLR Apartments Attract $6.4 Million Transaction (Real Deals) This article is available only in print.

An affiliate of Zieben Group in Houston, Texas, purchased the 120-unit Summertree Apartments at 5100 Summertree Drive and the 112-unit Valley View Apartments at 5125 Velvet Ridge Road.
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Arkansas Arts Center Director Todd Herman Resigns

The Arkansas Arts Center Board of Trustees announced Friday that Todd Herman has resigned as the center's executive director, effective Aug. 10.
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