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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...

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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...

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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...

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Education

Supporting Teachers’ Success Through Learning, Growth and Development

Feb 2, 2018 - For students to succeed and reach their full potential, we must provide more support to educators. Today, we’re announcing our support for four programs designed to help teachers by responding to their unique needs, including their personal development, mentorship, and self-care. We believe that in order to effectively prepare students for the...

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Education

iNACOL 2017: Using Cognitive Psychology Tools to Inform Education Practices

Dec 6, 2017 - Understanding the way students learn is key to meeting them where they are and helping them to succeed. Bror Saxberg, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s vice president of Learning Science, gives a short overview of the basics of cognitive psychology that should be in every educator’s toolkit. Jim Shelton:  We have a lot more to understand...

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Education

Visiting a Summit Learning Partner School Teacher and Student

Nov 8, 2017 - We’re live with Jon Deane from our education team — a former teacher and school principal — visiting with a teacher and student at a Summit Learning partner school in the Bay Area, where they are making education more personalized to meet the needs of their students.

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