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The social-media giant and the Summit Charter School network have collaborated to develop software that seeks to tailor lessons to student needs. Over the coming year, 100 schools in 27 states will try the “Basecamp” program.
The California-based charter school network has for years been a darling of digital-education proponents. Since around 2011, Summit has been betting on technology to provide more customized experiences for its students.
In 2014, Tavenner hit it off with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, leading to an unconventional partnership between the charter school organization and the social-networking behemoth around the development of new personalized learning software. And this year will mark the second cohort of Summit’s “Basecamp” program, through which the network hopes to share its model and tools with other schools around the country.