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Examining Mark Zuckerberg's New K-12 Giving Strategy

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, have launched a new, multi-pronged effort to use their massive fortune to reshape public education with technology. Observers from the fields of education, technology, venture capital, and philanthropy are watching closely.

Curriculum Inside Facebook's Partnership to Develop Software for K-12 Schools
Engineers from Facebook and educators from Summit Public Schools are co-developing a new digital learning platform. Can it find a place in a crowded K-12 market?
Benjamin Herold, March 7, 2016
11 min read
Education Tangled Web: Zuckerberg & Chan's Education Grants, Investments
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, are using a diverse mix of entities to support education technology and personalized learning.
March 7, 2016
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg arrive at the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California.
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg arrive at the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 in Mountain View, California.
Peter Barreras/Invision/AP-File
Executive Skills & Strategy Zuckerberg Talks Personalized Learning, Philanthropy, and Lessons From Newark
In an exclusive interview with Education Week, the Facebook CEO talks about why he is shifting his K-12 giving priorities to personalized learning.
Benjamin Herold, March 7, 2016
5 min read
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event earlier this year in Barcelona, Spain. Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, are using their massive fortune to reshape public education with technology.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event earlier this year in Barcelona, Spain. Zuckerberg and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, are using their massive fortune to reshape public education with technology.
Manu Fernadez/AP-File
Every Student Succeeds Act 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.
Benjamin Herold, March 7, 2016
10 min read

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