Facebook's Zuckerberg to focus on 'personalized education'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants to shake up the status quo in education.

Zuckerberg wants to expand personalized learning through his education nonprofit, Startup:Education. He plans to invest $120 million in both new and existing San Francisco Bay Area schools. Zuckerberg founded Startup:Education in 2010 with his wife, Priscilla Chan.

"Our major focus in education is personalized learning," Zuckerberg writes in a Thursday Facebook post. "That means supporting the development of schools, teachers and technology. When students can learn at their own pace in a way that's personalized to their learning style, the results are amazing."

Zuckerberg also said Startup:Education would be working with both traditional public schools and public charter schools. Knowledge Is Power Program, the largest charter school network in the country, will be involved. So will Summit Public Schools, a charter network based in Silicon Valley.

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