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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $5 Million to Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Mar 27, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced it will commit an initial $5 million to support Bay Area COVID-19 emergency relief efforts, funding local organizations and agencies responding to the pandemic in San Mateo County, where CZI is based, and the broader San Francisco Bay Area.  “We are deeply concerned about the health and safety of...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Supports Educators, Students and Families Impacted by COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020 - In response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the educational system, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has granted more than $1 million to the Council of Chief State School Officers, the International Society for Technology in Education, National Parents Union and State Educational Technology Directors Association to support educators...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $5.45 Million to Educators and Organizations Partnering to... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $5.45 Million to Educators and Organizations Partnering to Implement Cutting-Edge...

Feb 18, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $5.45 million in grants to teams of educators and researchers working together to improve school practices by applying the science of learning and development. They will be focused on school practices that help students develop self direction and curiosity. Nine teams of educators and researchers...

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Education

Fast Company: How Technology Can Amplify Great Teaching

Feb 11, 2020 - This piece was published in Fast Company on December 18, 2019. Great teachers have always used all the tools available to them to better understand where a student is at and how to push them forward in their learning. In today’s busy classrooms, technology has the potential to be another powerful resource in a teacher’s toolbox to help them...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $13.5 Million to Drive Progress Against Rare Diseases

Feb 3, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $13.5 million in funding to 30 patient-led organizations that are working to find treatments and cures for rare diseases. These grants are part of CZI’s Rare As One Project, aimed at supporting and lifting up the work that patient communities are doing to accelerate research and drive progress...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Provides $1.5 Million Grant to George Mason University to Help Youth... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Provides $1.5 Million Grant to George Mason University to Help Youth Seize Opportunities to...

Jan 31, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $1.5 million in funding to the Well-Being Laboratory at George Mason University to develop and evaluate a ten-week psychological intervention with youth pursuing meaningful goals under the mentorship of adults. The intervention is geared towards enhancing curiosity, self-direction, and purpose in...

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