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Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $30 Million to Help Improve Student Literacy
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are giving Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology $30 million to help improve the literacy skills of elementary students across the nation.
The Reach Every Reader program will combine scientific research with methods of tracking and predicting students' reading abilities to develop a web-based screening tool to identify kindergartners at high risk of reading difficulties.
Chan called the five-year effort "a unique combination of cutting-edge education and neuroscience research."
Zuckerberg created Facebook while he was a Harvard student but dropped out. Chan graduated from the Ivy League school in 2007.
Vol. 37, Issue 24, Pages 4-5Published in Print: March 21, 2018, as Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $30 Million to Help Improve Student Literacy