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March 07, 2016

Zuckerberg Says New Education Efforts Will Build On Lessons From the Past

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg tells Education Week that the next phase of his education philanthropy, supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, will focus on schools in San Francisco's Bay Area and new approaches to personalized learning around the country.

"The point of philanthropy is to try new ideas and be the research-and-development [arm] for the public,” Mr. Zuckerberg told Education Week. “We want to make sure that [personalized learning], which seems like a good hypothesis and approach, gets a good shot at getting tested and implemented.”

Mr. Zuckerberg's major investment in overhauling the Newark, N.J., school system drew criticism for lack of community involvement.