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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New $5 Million Funding Opportunity for Expanding Effective... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces New $5 Million Funding Opportunity for Expanding Effective School Practices to...

Aug 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019 – Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is inviting teams of schools, support organizations, and researchers who want to apply the science of learning and human development to improve existing school-based practices that develop self direction and curiosity to submit applications for CZI’s new $5 million whole child grant...

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Priscilla Chan’s Remarks at the ASU GSV Summit

Apr 9, 2019 - Today, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Co-founder and Co-CEO Priscilla Chan spoke to a crowd of over 1,200 education and tech leaders at the annual Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley (ASU GSV) Summit in San Diego. She spoke about how her experiences as a teacher and pediatrician shaped her perspective and informed CZI’s mission...

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Support to Advance Student Development and Success

Oct 30, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announces its support for four education and youth organizations that are expanding scientific understanding of how students develop critical life skills like agency, self-direction and decision-making, and how best to support that development through teaching and mentoring approaches. In addition, these...

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CZI and the Gates Foundation Partner to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Education

May 8, 2018 - Today, we’re proud to announce the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is joining forces with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to pursue breakthroughs in three areas: math, writing, and “executive function” — the last referring to a set of skills that correspond with things like memory, self-control, attention, and flexibility of thinking....

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Vision To Learn Celebrates Giving Its 100,000th Pair of Eyeglasses

Feb 23, 2018 - David Plouffe:  One of my favorite things about working at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is the opportunity to collaborate and work across initiatives, from science, to education, to furthering justice and opportunity. Today was a highlight in that regard. I attended an event at a school in East Palo Alto area celebrating the 100,000th pair of...

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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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