Public K-12 schools are facing budget shortfalls amid reductions in government funding.
Steve Schwarzman, the billionaire founder of private-equity firm Blackstone Group, recently gave a $25 million donation to his public high school.
Such donations to public K-12 schools are rare, especially compared with their private counterparts.
Given the budget shortfalls, Schwarzman recently told a group of 3,000 superintendents that public schools need to start privately fundraising the way...
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