LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg announced with pyrotechnics a U$100 million pledge to transform Newark public education system. In the following years, however, controversial political disputes were more in the spotlight than the students’ outcomes.
In a recent post on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg lists some of the achievements of Newark's schools but admits that "no effort like this is ever going to be without challenges, mistakes and honest differences among people with good intentions."
Then, the philanthropist says he wants to use the lessons learned in Newark to apply the $120 million pledged in 2014 for San Francisco Bay Area schools. Here are four of his takeaways: