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Mark Zuckerberg's latest attempt at education reform is his boldest yet.

The Primary School is the latest bit of education-related philanthropy from Zuckerberg and Chan.

Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan announced they're opening a school. This is not an ordinary school, though.

It's called The Primary School, and it's being billed as "a new integrated health and education model dedicated to serving children and families in the communities of East Palo Alto and Belle Haven."

What does that actually mean? Zuckerberg elaborated a bit about the school's purpose in a post on his Facebook page, writing, "In addition to early childhood and K-12 education, The Primary School will also provide prenatal support for families and on-site healthcare for children."


How's this different from any other school? Essentially, it expands what we think of when we hear the word "school."

"By integrating education, health, and family support services starting at birth, TPS will expand the traditional definition of 'school' in order to prepare all children to succeed in college, career, and life," reads a post on the school's FAQ page.

And it makes sense! If kids aren't healthy, it's harder to learn. Providing medical care along with an education ensures that students have the best possible opportunity to succeed.

Chan says The Primary School is the result of looking for more effective ways to educate AND care for kids.

On her Facebook page, she explains that it's through her experience as both a pediatrician and her role running an after-school program that brought some of the education system's shortcomings to her attention.

"We need a better way of caring for and educating our children," she writes. "The effects of trauma and chronic stress create an invisible burden for children that makes it very difficult for them to be healthy and live up to their academic potential. We must address these issues holistically in order to allow children to succeed."

Chan and Zuckerberg attend last month's White House state dinner. Photo by Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images.

It's not the first time Zuckerberg and Chan have shown an interest in education reform, but it's their most personal.

Here are some education projects the couple has poured a decent chunk of change into:

Zuckerberg was one of the big-name investors in AltSchool, described as "a collaborative community of micro-schools that uses outstanding teachers, deep research, and innovative tools to offer a personalized, whole child learning experience for the next generation." It has been referred to as a type of "Montessori 2.0."

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In 2010, he donated $100 million to Newark, New Jersey's public school system. Five years later, the general consensus is that his money wasn't especially well-spent by those charged with enacting Zuckerberg's requested reforms.

Just last year, Zuckerberg and Chan pledged a $120 million donation to Bay Area public schools.

But The Primary School is their most hands-on school reform project to date.

The Primary School could very well be a glimpse into the future of education. Or maybe not.

But no matter what, it's always great to see people with a lot of resources (such as Zuckerberg) put them to good use trying to improve the lives of others around them, especially to those underserved and disadvantaged in life. Right on, Zuck!

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

Noe Hernandez and Maria Carrillo, the owners of Noel Barber Shop in Anaheim, California.

Jordyn Poulter was the youngest member of the U.S. women’s volleyball team, which took home the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last year. She was named the best setter at the Tokyo games and has been a member of the team since 2018.

Unfortunately, according to a report from ABC 7 News, her gold medal was stolen from her car in a parking garage in Anaheim, California, on May 25.

It was taken along with her passport, which she kept in her glove compartment. While storing a gold medal in your car probably isn’t the best idea, she did it to keep it by her side while fulfilling the hectic schedule of an Olympian.

"We live this crazy life of living so many different places. So many of us play overseas, then go home, then come out here and train,” Poulter said, according to ABC 7. "So I keep the medal on me (to show) friends and family I haven't seen in a while, or just people in the community who want to see the medal. Everyone feels connected to it when they meet an Olympian, and it's such a cool thing to share with people."

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Hold on, Frankie! Mama's coming!

How do you explain motherhood in a nutshell? Thanks to Cait Oakley, who stopped a preying bald eagle from capturing her pet goose as she breastfed her daughter, we have it summed up in one gloriously hilarious TikTok.

The now viral video shows the family’s pet goose, Frankie, frantically squawking as it gets dragged off the porch by a bald eagle—likely another mom taking care of her own kiddos.

Wearing nothing but her husband’s boxers while holding on to her newborn, Willow, Oakley dashes out of the house and successfully comes to Frankie's rescue while yelling “hey, hey hey!”

The video’s caption revealed that the Oakleys had already lost three chickens due to hungry birds of prey, so nothing was going to stop “Mama bear” from protecting “sweet Frankie.” Not even a breastfeeding session.

Oakley told TODAY Parents, “It was just a split second reaction ...There was nowhere to put Willow down at that point.” Sometimes being a mom means feeding your child and saving your pet all at the same time.

As for how she feels about running around topless in her underwear on camera, Oakley declared, “I could have been naked and I’m like, ‘whatever, I’m feeding my baby.’”

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