CZI Awards $1.6 Million to Bring More Teacher Voice to Edtech Purchasing Decisions

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MONEY WHERE THE MOUTH IS: The following statement has been repeated so often among the edtech community that it almost sounds like a broken record: Educators should have more say in decisions around purchasing and implementing education technology.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) wants to turn that refrain into a reality. And this week, it is putting money where its mouth is, by way of a two-year, $1.6 million grant it has awarded to the Jefferson Education Exchange (JEX), a nonprofit based out of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.

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