The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the limited liability company created by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, has awarded a grant to education reform group Chiefs for Change in support of personalized learning, Education Week reports.
Chiefs for Change, which grew out of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, is a network of state and district education leaders working to promote school choice, diversify the ranks of education leadership, and advance digital learning. The grant, the size of which remains undisclosed, will support a new Transforming Schools and Systems Workgroup tasked with boosting state- and district-level support for personalized learning.
"This workgroup will provide an opportunity for our members, with support from their peers, to develop a vision and strategy to redesign schools to better align schools with their ambitious goals for all kids," Chiefs for Change CEO Mike Magee said in a statement.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for CZI said, "There's a unique opportunity to take advantage of innovation in the education sector. In hopes of providing districts with additional flexibility to innovate, CZI is supporting a number of states in their planning and implementation efforts."