Facebook funds to be awarded to innovative teachers in Newark, N.J.

09/21/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

A portion of the $100 million gift from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to Newark, N.J., schools will go directly to public classroom teachers, Zuckerberg's foundation will announce today. Under the two-year, $600,000 plan, teachers -- or groups of them -- could receive $10,000 grants to pay for innovative in-class initiatives. City and state education officials are set to review other grants being funded by Zuckerberg's gift, which has been used primarily to open schools, lengthen school days and hire teachers.

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