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  • FILE  In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 photograph, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg smiles during a talk at Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Several media outlets reported Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, that Zuckerberg is going to donate $100 million to Newak's public school system, which has has some of state's lowest test scores and poorest graduation rates. On Oprah Winfrey's Chicago-based syndicated television show Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Facebook founder Zuckerberg are expected to announce the donation. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma,file)

    Newark hopes Facebook gift translates to results

    New Jersey has already thrown enough money at its largest school district to make it among the nation's best-funded, yet it remains in the pits. Can a $100 million gift from the founder of Facebook really turn it around?

  • FILE  In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 photograph, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg smiles during a talk at Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Several media outlets reported Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, that Zuckerberg is going to donate $100 million to Newak's public school system, which has has some of state's lowest test scores and poorest graduation rates. On Oprah Winfrey's Chicago-based syndicated television show Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, Democratic Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Republican Gov. Chris Christie and Facebook founder Zuckerberg are expected to announce the donation. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma,file)

    Newark hopes Facebook gift translates to results

    New Jersey has already thrown enough money at its largest school district to make it among the nation's best-funded, yet it remains in the pits. Can a $100 million gift from the founder of Facebook really turn it around?

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