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During this teacher appreciation week, the Chan-Zuck Initiative has announced both their new director and their plans to fund individual learning in K-12 classrooms.

"If you’ve thought the ed wars would never end, you aren’t alone. The grinding battle that has pitted advocates of choice and accountability against teachers unions and progressive educators has, at times, felt as intractable as the partisan deadlock in Washington, D.C.

"Now, though, signs abound that this era of polarization is giving way to a different and more constructive phase in U.S. efforts to boost student achievement.

"In the philanthropy world, few funders are doing more to turn the page than Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. Yesterday, the couple announced a new leader to head the education work of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Jim Shelton, and elaborated on their plans to make personalized learning the centerpiece of that work."--David Callahan, Inside Philanthropy

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