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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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Justice & Opportunity

Bay Area Housing Partnership Celebrates First Year Progress

Feb 4, 2020 - REDWOOD CITY, CALIF — Bay Area elected officials, community, faith, and business leaders, and philanthropic funders marked the first anniversary of the Partnership for the Bay’s Future by announcing the recipients of the Partnership’s first-ever “Challenge Grants” to seven Bay Area local governments and non-profit partner...

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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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Science

Supporting State Science and Technology Policy Fellows

Jan 31, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $448,550 in funding to support science and technology policy fellowships in Idaho, Missouri, and Virginia to connect scientists with policymakers and support the use of scientific evidence in decision making. These grants will enable the launch of fellowships similar to those pioneered by the...

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Education

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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