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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

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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Education

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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Education

Supporting the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust

Jan 18, 2017 - We are working to develop systems and tools that put students at the center of their own education. We can’t do that without a full, data-based picture of each child — from home life to health status. We are proud to support the Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust in its effort to create a secure, integrated system where teachers and other...

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Community

Partnering with Ravenswood City School District and Redwood City School District

Sep 16, 2016 -   While our work in education may span the globe, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a deep, long-lasting commitment to unlocking human potential in the Bay Area—a region that Mark, Priscilla and our team call home. Opportunity in the area remains unequal and too many schools are underfunded. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner...

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Education

Investing in Diverse Education Leaders

Apr 18, 2016 - We are committed to advancing human potential and promoting equality through improving education. Evidence shows students learn more in schools with diverse talent and leadership. Yet, there is a long way to go to create a field of education that reflects the children it serves. For example, approximately 40% of public school students are Black or...

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