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Jim Shelton, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, manages the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s education strategy. His team at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative partners with educators, community leaders and other key stakeholders to produce learning experiences and systems to address the needs of the whole child. While at the U.S. Department of Education, Jim managed a portfolio that includes most of the Department's competitive teacher quality, school choice, and learning technology programs, housed in the Office of Innovation and Improvement. Previously, he served as the Chief Impact Officer at 2U, Inc., an education technology company that brings college degree programs and credit-bearing courses online. From 2003 to 2009, he was the Program Director for education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was also a partner and the East Coast lead for the NewSchools Venture Fund. Earlier, he co-founded LearnNow, a school management company that later merged with Edison Schools. Jim also spent over four years as a senior management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Atlanta's Morehouse College, as well as master's degrees in business administration and education from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute-NewSchools Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.