Earlier today Priscilla and I stopped by DelSesto Middle School in Providence, Rhode Island. Until a few years ago, DelSesto was one of the lowest performing schools in the state. DelSesto has rebuilt around personalized learning -- helping students learn at their own pace in a way that works best for them. About one-third of the school is using the Summit Learning Platform we’re supporting at the @chanzuckerberginitiative. It’s still early, but in just one year the number of DelSesto students scoring at the lowest level on a standardized test has dropped 10 percent. Through CZI, we are investing in personalized learning solutions that meet students where they are, and take them where they want to go.
Today is Priscilla and my five-year wedding anniversary. I promised Priscilla that every year we'd have a honeymoon to celebrate our marriage. This year we're traveling around the US and we'll be spending our honeymoon in rural Maine. One lesson I've learned from marriage is that exploring together just gets better over time.
Mothers are a blessing. Priscilla, I'm grateful for all you do to raise Max and all you will do for our new daughter on her way. I'm grateful to my mother for raising me with love and to all mothers out there for the important and challenging work you do every single day to make your family and the whole world a little bit better.
I spent the afternoon with the Gant family on their farm in Blanchardville, Wisconsin. Today was a bunch of firsts for me: first time feeding a calf, first time trying unpasteurized milk straight from a cow, first time driving a 70-year old tractor. Thanks to the Gants for being such gracious hosts.