Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning receives $1 million to expand access to professional development for educators to translate scientific findings on how students learn into their classrooms

CZI’s education work is aimed at ensuring every young person enters adulthood with the life skills and abilities they need to reach their full potential. Our approach to getting there is defined by a focus on “whole child” outcomes, creating a tailored teaching and learning experience for each child, and informed by the latest science […]

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When it Comes to Fighting for Affordable Housing, Criminal Justice Reform, Elections Matter

Tuesday marked a historic election — with voters taking to the polls on a number of community-led ballot measures on housing affordability and criminal justice reform. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was proud to support some of these efforts, and we congratulate our partners for their work on these and other important campaigns around the county. […]

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Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg receive Double Helix Medal for Their Work to Accelerate Science

New York — November 8, 2018 — Last night, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) founders Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg received the Double Helix Medal at an event held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Priscilla Chan accepted the award on the couple’s behalf. The Double Helix Medal, launched by Cold […]

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Top Scientists Honored at 7th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in Silicon Valley

Mountain View, California — Last night, some of the biggest names in science, technology, and entertainment came together in Silicon Valley to honor the 2019 Breakthrough Prize laureates for their top achievements in life sciences, fundamental physics, and mathematics. A combined total of $22 million was awarded at the ceremony, hosted by acclaimed actor, producer, and […]

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces Support to Advance Student Development and Success

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 organizations are focused on how to support educators […]

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Public Rights Project: Rethinking How Prosecutors Protect & Serve Their Communities

In 2017, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative launched our Criminal Justice Reform work, as part of the Justice & Opportunity program. We did so with a vision that the justice system must be redesigned, with community health and safety at its core, and with those directly impacted – presently and formerly incarcerated persons, crime survivors, families, […]

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Voting has begun on critical housing and criminal justice ballot measures

With early and mail voting underway, critical community-driven ballot measures on criminal justice reform and housing affordability are being voted on right now. As part of our Justice & Opportunity Initiative, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is supporting several efforts to increase access to affordable housing in California, as well as a measure in Ohio to […]

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Number of girls and Latinx students taking AP Computer Science in Nevada more than doubles with support from CZI

Reposted from State of Nevada Department of Education CARSON CITY, NEVADA – New data shows that Nevada participation in the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course grew by 127 percent from 2017 to 2018, more than doubling the national expansion rate of 50 percent. During this same time period, female participation in the state grew […]

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