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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 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
Gwinnett County, Ga., and Orange County, Fla., were the two winners—and the only two finalists—for the prestigious Broad Urban Education Prize.
October 1, 2014 – Education Week
A shakeup at StudentsFirst puts the spotlight on similar organizations as they look to balance their broader profiles with local advocacy and coalition building.
August 27, 2014 – Education Week
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's recent $120 million gift to San Francisco Bay Area public schools is no panacea—just ask Newark, writes Frederick M. Hess.
July 16, 2014 – Education Week
The Wallace Foundation is planning to sink $24 million into a new six-district initiative to improve the conditions and skill sets of principal supervisors.
February 19, 2014 – Education Week
The dispute between the district and the teachers' union over the jointly designed system shows the stark distinction between ambitious policy plans and the realities of implementation.
January 22, 2014 – Education Week

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