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Walton Foundation Funding Florida Education Groups

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The Walton Family FOundation has given money to a handful of Florida education groups.

The Foundation for Excellence in Education received $1.55 million from the Walton Family Foundation in 2011, according to a rundown on the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush started the Foundation for Excellence in Education to push new education policies — some of which were pioneered in Florida during Bush’s two terms.

The Walton Family Foundation doled out $159 million in grants last year, according to the report.

Step Up For Students, the Tampa non-profit that administers the state’s private school scholarship program for low-income students received $1.23 million. The Florida Charter School Alliance, a new group that shares leadership with Bush’s network of foundations, got a $159,743 grant.

See the whole list here.


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