Tuesday, October 28, 2014
NYCT Among Funders of Single-Sex Education
Single-gender education is certainly not a new concept, but the number of such schools is on the rise nationally, along with philanthropic support for them. One education site has cited this as among "the fastest-growing trends in the educational landscape of 21st-century America."
Single-sex education has been thriving in New York. This fall, Public Prep, a network of girls charter schools in New York City, opened an all-boys elementary charter school in the Bronx.
Funders behind Public Prep include the New York Community Trust, the Carson Family Trust, the Charter School Growth Fund, and the two foundations of retired financier Julian Robertson, the Robertson Foundation and the Tiger Foundation....