Tencent Co-founder’s Yidan Prize Honors California Education Board President With $3.9 Million
California Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond, who is involved in research that aids the development of local and federal education policy, has been awarded $3.9 million as the winner of Yidan Prize—the largest education prize in the world—founded by a Chinese billionaire.
This year’s recipients were announced Sep. 28 during a Stanford Graduate School of Education conference.
The Hong Kong-based Yidan Prize started in 2016 by Yidan Chen—co-founder of China’s tech and social media giant Tencent—allows recipients to keep half of the money as a personal reward, and to use the other half to support their education projects….
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