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Education

Expanding Access to Personalized Learning Opportunities with The College Board

Oct 30, 2017 - Jim Shelton:  Figuring out what comes after high school is a complex endeavor for any student – from finding the right post-secondary program, to admissions tests and application essays. It can be even more daunting for students from low-income communities who often lack access to the same resources as their wealthier peers. That’s why the...

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Education

Year of Travel Challenge – West Virginia Edition

Sep 24, 2017 -   Mark Zuckerberg:  I’m in West Virginia and Kentucky this weekend as part of my Year of Travel challenge. I talked to some students who were using the Summit personalized learning tools we’ve been building at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and who were learning how to code. These kids were showing me the games, robots, drones,...

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Empowering Teachers

Jul 5, 2017 - Jim Shelton:  Empowering learners begins with empowering the teachers that guide and support them. Our partners at the New Teacher Center (NTC) aim to develop, train, and support teachers in their first and second year of teaching by providing mentorship and feedback to help them grow. NTC’s goal of focusing on teacher development is a...

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Education

Vision to Learn

Jun 8, 2017 - Learning is much harder if you can’t see the chalkboard. Yet an estimated 2 million students who have correctable vision problems lack access to basic eye care. Vision To Learn, a nonprofit that provides free eye exams and glasses, is changing that for tens of thousands of children. We’re pleased to be supporting their expansion to more cities...

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Personalized learning at DelSesto Middle School

May 22, 2017 - Mark Zuckerberg:  Priscilla and I stopped by DelSesto Middle School in Providence, Rhode Island to see how they’re using personalized learning. Until a few years ago, DelSesto was one of the lowest performing schools in the state. Parents didn’t want to send their kids there, teachers were leaving, and the building literally had holes in...

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Education

Summit Learning Platform

Apr 13, 2017 - Jim Shelton:  Core to our work at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is building a world-class engineering team with a commitment to developing breakthrough products and practices that support personalized learning. Over the course of this year, we’ll begin work on a free online tool called the Summit Learning Platform, which empowers...

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