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October 16, 2011

Personal Contributions Stoke Policy Change

Leila Hadd

John and Laura Arnold are supporting a study to see if students at KIPP wind up achieving more than students who apply to the charter schools but don’t gain entry.

John D. Arnold, a 37-year-old billionaire hedge-fund manager, and his wife, Laura, a lawyer, have chosen to support causes that sometimes can’t be advanced fully without legislative action.

That’s why their $670-million Houston fund, the Laura...

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