Gates, Zuckerberg team up on new education initiative

SEATTLE (AP) — Tech moguls Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are teaming up to help develop new technologies for kids with trouble learning, which will include dabbling into child brain science.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative said Tuesday they will begin exploring a number of education research and potential pilot projects together.

They’ll focus on math, writing and brain functions in classroom learning.

They are now asking for information and ideas from across sectors, from education and academia to business, technology and medicine.

No dollar amount has been set for carrying out any of the potential projects.

The philanthropic leaders said technology is not a primary focus, but they recognize the role it can play.

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