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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event earlier this year in Barcelona, Spain.
—Manu Fernadez/AP-File

Facebook's Zuckerberg to Bet Big on Personalized Learning

After learning hard lessons in Newark, N.J., the young billionaire is shifting his focus to educational technology, shaking up the world of K-12 philanthropy. (March 7, 2016)

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The Changing Face of Education Advocacy
This special series examines a fresh wave of advocacy organizations that wield increasing political influence in the education arena.

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The news organization will develop a dozen or more television segments for the NewsHour over the next year, expanding its education coverage for a broader audience.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's plan to stay the course on education won praise for steadfastness and renewed some old criticism.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Teacher effectiveness and common academic standards remain front and center for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, even as the Obama administration, which shares those priorities, prepares to enter its last full year.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
The Walton Family Foundation is backing research on how to better measure noncognitive skills.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
In an excerpt from her book The Prize, Dale Russakoff details the backstory of how two public figures attracted an infusion of private money in a bid to transform Newark's flagging schools.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
The city's new superintendent, Christopher Cerf, is pledging to work with the community as it moves toward regaining governance of public schools after 20 years under state authority.
September 9, 2015 – Education Week
Michelle Obama's initiative seeks to remove barriers that keep about 62 million girls around the world from attending school.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
Some Obama administration officials behind key education initiatives have moved on, and those now in place bring their own approaches and perspectives.
November 5, 2014 – Education Week
Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an effort to fuel collaboration between regular public schools and charters, at a time when several big-city districts have sought similar ties.
October 15, 2014 – Education Week
Behind the recent upswing are grant programs in Michigan and Virginia aimed primarily at reducing time out of school for students from low-income families.
October 8, 2014 – Education Week

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