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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 Changing Face of Education Advocacy
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The $92 million in grants will support networks of schools working to help students of color and low-income students find a path to college.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
LeBron James' new I Promise School is about more than just a rich athlete using his money for a good cause, writes Jonathan E. Collins.
August 3, 2018 – Education Week
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute will split $2 million to help interns cover living expenses and other costs.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week
An evaluation of a multi-year effort by the Gates Foundation to improve teaching, which cost $575 million, found no evidence the program improved student outcomes or gave low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
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

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