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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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A study found that requiring students to participate in community service to graduate led to significant boosts in 8th grade volunteering, but actually decreased volunteering among older students.
August 21, 2013 – Education Week
Rapid change in education—and society—has intensified the debate to a level not seen since the battles over school desegregation.
May 8, 2013 – Education Week
Researchers also found a growing share of philanthropic dollars going to "challengers to the system"—mainly charter schools.
May 8, 2013 – Education Week
School Project Blurs Line Between Public, Private
An unusual school improvement partnership in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., district is drawing attention and raising hopes.
January 16, 2013 – Education Week
The "Star Wars" creator has pledged to donate the majority of proceeds from the $4.05 billion sale of his film company to education initiatives.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
A public-private model for early learning is generating national interest—and some high hopes.
November 7, 2012 – Education Week
Two years after the U.S. Department of Education awarded $650 million in Investing in Innovation grants, some of the winners are still facing financial uncertainty.
October 31, 2012 – Education Week
Nonprofit and for-profit online fundraising companies work with schools to help them raise money for programs and services.
September 26, 2012 – Education Week
Service initiatives can help schools and teachers reach struggling students, writes Jim Balfanz of City Year.
September 19, 2012 – Education Week
Philanthropies are positioning themselves to drive the conversation around school reform in their communities.
August 29, 2012 – Education Week

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