About Us

Startup:Education was launched by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan with an inaugural gift of $100 million in September, 2010.

Our mission is to take a startup approach to building a better education system for all students.

Startup:Education's initial focus was Newark, N.J., working to transform the city's public schools so that all children have access to a high quality education and so that other cities can use Newark as a model to reform their own schools.

More recently, we have invested in ed-tech and innovative, high quality school models and supports to help all children succeed. 

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