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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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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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How Summit Learning is Enhancing Teacher-Student Mentoring

Jan 30, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF.—Teachers are at the heart of Summit Learning classrooms, and mentoring is an essential part of the Summit Learning experience. To date this school year, teachers, school staff, and students have held more than 3.8 million minutes of in-person mentoring within the Summit Learning program—the equivalent of watching more than...

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How Schools are Expanding the Definition of Student Success

Jan 15, 2020 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today released a series of ten profiles highlighting schools that are expanding the definition of student success by going beyond academics — to more fully consider the developmental needs of the whole child. Each of the schools reflect elements of Comprehensive Student Development (CSD), a research-based...

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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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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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