Diane Tavenner

Facebook has helped develop the “Summit Personalized Learning Platform,” an online tool that the social media giant built collaboratively with Summit Public Schools, a nonprofit charter school network with headquarters in Silicon Valley. The new Summit Personalized Learning Platform reportedly allows students to select their own projects and work at their own pace. The initiative began with a partnership between Summit Schools and Facebook in 2014 and will expand this year to more than 100 new schools. In a Facebook post, Diane Tavenner, CEO of Summit Public Schools, writes, “Bringing personalized learning to classrooms is hard work and people should expect that it will take more than one year to see progress.”