The organization’s goal is to provide Internet access to every K-12 public school.
The power couple announced last month that they were opening The Primary School–a private, comprehensive preschool and kindergarten through eighth grade school aimed at the most disadvantaged residents of East Palo Alto and the eastern part of Menlo Park, Calif.
Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post (embedded below):
If you’ve followed my posts, you know I care deeply about giving everyone the opportunities of the Internet.
In schools, Internet is critical for enabling something we know leads to better results: personalized learning.
Most schools in the U.S. are connected, but less than one-half have high-speed broadband.
This means most students can’t use personalized learning software that helps them learn content they’re interested in, at their own pace and in a style customized to them. And it means teachers can’t access many of the resources available online.
Every classroom should have fast Internet access, and thanks to EducationSuperHighway, President Barack Obama’s ConnectED initiative and the work of many other partners, we’re making great progress.
One day, we’ll connect the world and provide personalized learning for all students, and we’ll keep focusing on this until that happens.
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