NewSchools is a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm working to transform public education for low-income children.

Through funding and guidance of entrepreneurial organizations, we aim to make sure every child receives an excellent education.


Our model

As a nonprofit venture philanthropy firm, we raise philanthropic capital and use those funds to support education entrepreneurs who are transforming public education.

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Our impact

We're working towards a future in which every child — regardless of race or socioeconomic status — has access to the exceptional schools, highly effective teachers, and cutting edge tools she needs to succeed in college and beyond.

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Our Funds

NewSchools invests in the most innovative, promising, early-stage entrepreneurial organizations creating innovative solutions to the problems in public education so that all children have the opportunity to succeed in college and beyond.

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Welcome to NewSchools,
Dr. Stephanie Wood-Garnett!


Today, NewSchools welcomes Dr. Stephanie Wood-Garnett as the Managing Director of our Learning to Teach Fund (LTT). Stephanie joins us from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) where she served as the Assistant Commissioner of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in the Office of Higher Education.

At the NYSED Stephanie helped shape policy related to teacher and leader preparation programs and led the state’s Race-to-the-Top initiatives aimed at increasing the effectiveness of those programs.

“Stephanie is a problem solver, innovator, collaborator and bridge builder whose voice and leadership on teacher quality issues are nationally recognized,” said Ray Pecheone, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of SCALE at Stanford University. “Stephanie recognizes the enormous challenges to ensuring that all students have high quality teachers.”

The NewSchools Learning to Teach Fund, launched in 2013, invests in entrepreneurs developing innovative teacher training models and tools, so that teachers can be better prepared to serve their students. NewSchools is working to transform teacher education in America with the goal of helping teachers and their students prosper in the classroom.

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Watch all the Summit 2014 Sessions

From Talk to Action: Increasing the Diversity of Education Leadership

Lunchtime Plenary: John King in Conversation with Joanne Weiss

Crossing Over Jordan: Building Relationships between Communities and Ed Reformers

Transforming Trauma: Promoting Resilience

From STEM to STEAM: Creativity as a Lever for Social Justice

Winning the Fight for Higher Standards

Teaching Literacy in the New World of CCSS

How Disruptive Can We Be: CCSS and the Future of Digital Learning

Re-Imagining Urban School Districts

But How Do We Know What’s Working?

Live with EdSurge Part 1

Live with EdSurge Part 2 

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