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James H. Shelton, head of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's education division, at the organization's offices in Palo Alto, Calif.
—Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

Chan-Zuckerberg to Push Ambitious New Vision for Personalized Learning

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan will invest hundreds of millions of dollars per year in a new, "whole-child" vision of personalized learning. (June 29, 2017)

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The Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape state ESSA plans, according to an Associated Press analysis.
May 16, 2018 – AP
In a new Request for Information, two of the most powerful groups in education philanthropy jointly seek ideas to improve students' math and writing skills, and "executive functions."
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Community engagement is a learning opportunity for students and a boon for local mission-driven organizations, writes Rommel Loria.
March 23, 2018 – Education Week
To help teachers forge deeper connections with students and their families, DonorsChoose.org and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have launched a campaign to raise money for such efforts.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s $1.7 billion pledge last week is just the latest iteration of a K-12 funding strategy for an influential philanthropy that has shifted more than once over two decades.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
Bill Gates outlined new investments for school networks, curricula, and research and development, and a pivot away from long-time investments that are difficult to sustain or scale up.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
The philanthropist unapologetically pushed for more charters and shaped hundreds of district leaders amid a wave of billionaire entrepreneurs who sought to overhaul public education.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan will invest hundreds of millions of dollars per year in a new, "whole-child" vision of personalized learning.
June 29, 2017 – Education Week
Two of the biggest names in technology and education philanthropy are jointly funding a $12 million initiative to support customized instruction.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
The confirmation process for education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos drilled deep into what a letter from some senators called her "complicated network of investment entities, assets, and trusts."
February 8, 2017 – Education Week

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