Newsroom

Check out the latest news and stories about our work in the community and within our Science, Education, and Justice & Opportunity initiatives.

Education

10 Communities Across the Country Receive Support to Expand Student-Centered Learning Initiatives

May 23, 2018 - The Together for Students initiative, created by three national, education-focused nonprofit organizations — the Coalition for Community Schools, Communities In Schools, and StriveTogether — today recognized 10 communities for plans bringing key community members together to support the needs of local students. Each of the 10 selected...

Read more

Education

CZI and the Gates Foundation Partner to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Education

May 8, 2018 - Today, we’re proud to announce the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is joining forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue breakthroughs in three areas: math, writing, and “executive function” — the last referring to a set of skills that correspond with things like memory, self-control, attention, and flexibility of thinking....

Read more

Education

Supporting Chicago Teachers in Personalizing Learning

May 1, 2018 - Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and LEAP Innovations, a nonprofit organization that works with schools and educators to implement personalized learning, announced today that they received grants totaling $14 million from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to meet the growing demand from schools looking to introduce or expand personalized learning...

Read more

Education

Supporting Reach Every Reader to Better Understand How Children Learn to Read

Mar 6, 2018 - Priscilla Chan:  Too many students in elementary school are reading below their grade level, a huge educational disadvantage that can potentially set them back for the rest of their lives. That’s why we’re announcing support for Reach Every Reader, a new initiative aimed at gaining a better understanding of how children learn to read so we can...

Read more

Education

Vision To Learn Celebrates Giving Its 100,000th Pair of Eyeglasses

Feb 23, 2018 - David Plouffe:  One of my favorite things about working at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is the opportunity to collaborate and work across initiatives, from science, to education, to furthering justice and opportunity. Today was a highlight in that regard. I attended an event at a school in East Palo Alto area celebrating the 100,000th pair of...

Read more

Education

The Future of Black and Latino Leaders: A Q&A with Jim Shelton

Feb 5, 2018 - Our President of Education, Jim Shelton talks about our commitment to ensure communities are at the center of their solution-making. In his Q&A with EdLoC (Education Leaders of Color) he discusses our approach to support diversity in leadership in education. “Philanthropists are in a unique position to support leaders….If you believe having...

Read more