Ahead of "Social Network" Opening, Mark Zuckerberg Giving $100 Million to Newark Schools

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and a founder of Facebook, has agreed to donate $100 million to improve the long-troubled public schools in Newark, and Gov. Chris Christie will cede some control of the state-run system to Mayor Cory A. Booker in conjunction with the huge gift, officials said Wednesday.

The three men plan to announce the arrangement on Friday on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Well, the PR timing couldn't be better (and doing it on Oprah is a nice touch) but well done nonetheless, Mark. It'll be interesting to see how this $100M will be used (or squandered).