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April 1, 2019
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has made over $100 million in education grants since 2018, new disclosure shows
The list of grants represents CZI’s first thorough accounting of its education giving, indicating that the organization remains one of the largest education philanthropy
where's the research
January 17, 2019
Summit Learning declined to be studied, then cited collaboration with Harvard researchers anyway
Summit Learning, a personalized learning system, touts a partnership with Harvard researchers even though Summit actually turned down their proposal to study the model.
By the numbers
September 6, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg’s education giving so far has topped $300 million. Here’s a list of where it’s going
What we collected includes over 50 groups and about $137 million of the $308 million CZI says it has donated to education-related causes.
Show me the money
Updated September 10, 2018
Lifting the veil on education’s newest big donor: Inside Chan Zuckerberg’s $300 million push to reshape schools
The new numbers offer hints about how broadly CZI may try to extend its influence, as Zuckerberg’s billions position the organization to become even more powerful.
behind the scenes
August 22, 2018
How Newark’s former schools chief used a ‘victory lap’ and privately paid consultants to cement his legacy
Former Newark Superintendent Chris Cerf's administration used private money to tout their policies and manage the district's transition back to local control.
February 1, 2018
‘All eyes are on Newark’: As the city regains control of its schools, a look at what’s to come
A 22-year state takeover of Newark's public schools is over. Now, local decisions about leadership, spending, and more, begin.
Behind the numbers
January 29, 2018
Why ‘personalized learning’ advocates like Mark Zuckerberg keep citing a 1984 study — and why it might not say much about schools today
A close look at the 1984 study often cited by personalized learning supporters raises questions about its relevance to modern education debates.
October 16, 2017
The $100 million question: Did Newark’s school reforms work? New study finds big declines, then progress
It was announced with much fanfare in 2010: changes were coming to Newark’s schools. But are students learning more now than they were then, thanks to the reform effort?
October 1, 2010
Imagining a conversation between Klein and Zuckerberg
What if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had met and been wooed not by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, as reportedly happened this July in Idaho,…
September 27, 2010
Top NY education official says no to Newark schools chief job
Newark Mayor Cory Booker had just the person in mind to fix his city’s public schools, but that candidate — a top-ranking New York education…
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