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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to donate $120 million to needy Bay Area schools

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Mark Zuckerberg wall post: 
Today Priscillaand I are announcing a $120 million commitment to support high quality public schools for underserved communities in the Bay Area.
The Bay Area is one of the most prosperous places in the world, but there are so many schools here that don’t have the resources they need. Students from low income and minority backgrounds are the hardest hit, which means fewer end up graduating or attending college. Improving public education in our country and our community is something Priscilla and I really care about, and we want to change this. The funds we’re committing today will be used to support new district and charter schools that give students more high quality choices for their education, to encourage innovation in the classroom, train a new generation of education leaders and support student development. We’ve listened to the needs of local educators and community leaders and we’re excited to support them. Education is something worth investing in and…