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Forbes’ Top Education “Disruptors”

FORBES NAMES NEWSCHOOLS’ CEO TED MITCHELL AS ONE OF 15 EDUCATION INNOVATORS 

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Forbes Magazine has singled out NewSchools’ CEO Ted Mitchell on its list of 15 “education disruptors”—innovators who are making a difference, bringing new ideas that help to make education better. (Among the other honorees are two entrepreneurs in the NewSchools portfolio: Khan Academy founder Sal Khan, subject of the cover story; and Norman Atkins, who founded two ventures in our portfolio, Uncommon Schools and the Relay Graduate School of Education.)

In the same issue, Forbes singles out two places for philanthropically minded individuals to donate in order to make a difference in education: NewSchools and Khan Academy.

We hope you’ll consider Forbes’ recommendation, and share it. NewSchools raises every dollar we invest in education entrepreneurs. We’re a nonprofit venture philanthropy, and contributions are fully tax-deductible. Learn more about our portfolio, how we work, and how you can donate to support education entrepreneurs.

One Response to “Forbes’ Top Education “Disruptors””

  1. I was delighted (but not surprised) to see Ted Mitchell in Forbes magazine. Years ago, as an Occidental Alum, I met Ted on a few occasions. He’s an engaging and thoughtful person. And, he gets results: the college improved significantly during his tenure as President.
    Education is a complex issue. I’m a math tutor in Chicago, and I work with students of all ages and abilities: coursework, SAT prep, math enrichment. I see the challenges and expectations. And, I see what works and doesn’t work. But, mostly, since I integrate the web, my content, and other resources with their classroom and textbook, my students have tremendous odds for success. Many see the vast potential that new technology is offering (Khan Academy is just a start; there are plenty of other amazing resources that benefit students).. I suspect the New Schools Venture fund does, too.. And, I’m optimistic that Ted and NSVF is capable of figuring out the complexities, and then, how to implement solutions on a large scale.