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

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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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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Education

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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