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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary with Release of 2019 Annual Letter

Dec 3, 2019 - Today, we’re celebrating the four-year anniversary of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) with the release of CZI’s 2019 annual letter. In 2015, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced their pledge to give away 99% of their wealth, just before their family of two became three. And so CZI was born, and four years later, the...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards Nearly $7 Million Toward Efforts to Improve Equity in Education

Dec 2, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced nearly $7 million in grants to programs and initiatives that identify, develop and support diverse education leaders, with an aim of helping to  eliminate race and income as predictors for student success. The grants are in service of CZI’s mission in education, which...

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Education

Broadening the Definition of Student Success: A Spotlight on Mental Health

Oct 30, 2019 - This week, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Director of Whole Child Development Brooke Stafford-Brizard spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 education and technology leaders at the annual iNACOL Symposium in Palm Springs. Brooke spoke about the need to take an asset-based approach to mental health that infuses teaching of mental health skills into...

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Education

NBC News Learn and Local 4 Announce “Education Now Detroit” Live Event Sponsored by the Cha... NBC News Learn and Local 4 Announce “Education Now Detroit” Live Event Sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative...

Oct 21, 2019 - NEW YORK – Six years after it went through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Detroit is undergoing a so-called revival. But can Detroit’s “revival” extend to the classroom, where the next generation of Detroiters are learning and developing? How do the issues Detroit faces extend to other parts of the state...

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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Backs Teacher-Directed Professional Learning with DonorsChoose

Oct 17, 2019 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a $1.2 million grant to DonorsChoose designed to empower teachers through the funding of professional learning projects that reflect the diversity – and aspirations – of classroom teachers nationwide. The grant automatically funds nearly 700 professional development projects that...

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Education

AASA Awarded $400,000 Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Promote Social and Emotional Learning... AASA Awarded $400,000 Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Promote Social and Emotional Learning in K-12 Schools

Oct 14, 2019 - Alexandria, Va. – October 14, 2019 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is pleased to announce the organization has received a $400,000, three-year grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to explore and strengthen policies and programs superintendents and other administrators are creating to advance social and emotional learning...

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