Facebook donation to Newark, N.J., schools to go to teachers

09/21/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

A portion of a $100 million gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to Newark, N.J., schools will go directly to public classroom teachers, under a new plan set to be announced today. Under the two-year, $600,000 plan, teachers or groups of teachers could receive $10,000 grants to pay for innovative programs in the classroom. A group of city and state education officials will review other grants being funded by Zuckerberg's gift, which has been used primarily to open new schools, lengthen school days and recruit new teachers.

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