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How Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Change Education With $45 Billion

In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg arrive at the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Zuckerberg and Chan have announced they will be donating 99 percent of their Facebook shares - currently valued at more than $45 billion - to charitable purposes. (Peter Barreras/Invision/AP)
In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg arrive at the 2nd Annual Breakthrough Prize Award Ceremony at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Zuckerberg and Chan have announced they will be donating 99 percent of their Facebook shares - currently valued at more than $45 billion - to charitable purposes. (Peter Barreras/Invision/AP)

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be giving 99 percent of their Facebook shares – currently valued at more than $45 billion – to charitable purposes.

The couple plans to give over the course of their lifetimes through the newly founded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability corporate structure; notably, not a non-profit. They plan to focus their initial efforts on curing disease, connecting people with technology and “personalized learning.”

What is personalized learning? Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Diane Tavenner, the head of Summit Public Schools, a system of charter schools that partnered with Facebook in September, in part because it specializes in personalized learning.

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