Volunteer Facebook engineers helped a district create something truly personal

facebook-summitBuilding any technology platform from the ground up can be a monumental task, but in the educational sector everything from tight budgets to a lack of support to spare technical resources can make the task that much more difficult. Four years ago, district leaders at Redwood City, California-based Summit Public Schools found themselves unsatisfied with commercial learning management-like systems and decided to develop a homegrown, online Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) platform to deliver content, assignments, and other materials online.

But they didn’t...

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