Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, has agreed to donate $100 million to the chronically troubled public schools in the city of Newark.
As part of the deal, New Jersey’s governor will give up some control over the state-run system to the mayor, Cory Booker, officials said Wednesday night.
The three men plan to announce the arrangement Friday on the Oprah Winfrey Show. The donation comes at a time when a movie about Zuckerberg is due to released portraying him in not the best light.
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