Facebook’s Zuckerberg, wife Chan to start private East Palo Alto school

Sharon Noguchi:

The school — announced just as the couple expects the birth of their first child — is the latest Zuckerberg-Chan donation to education, including a controversial $100 million gift to New Jersey schools, $7.5 million for college scholarships to undocumented students, and a $120 million pledge to schools in low-income Bay Area communities.

A former elementary science teacher, Chan hopes to take a holistic approach to address health and other issues that hamper children’s well-being and learning from a young age. “There is something physiologically happening early in life that changes a child’s trajectory,” said Chan, 30.