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Now available: videos from NewSchools Summit 2010 general sessions

Were you paying attention at the NewSchools Summit in DC this spring? Think you know who makes what plea to the entrepreneurial education movement? Then match the speaker with the memorable quote: 1. “No more Mister Nice Guy.” 2. “All means all.” 3. “The challenge before you now is to make these extraordinary successes a little less extraordinary.” 4. “Go hard or go home.” A. Susan Colby, Bridgespan Group B. Chancellor Michelle […] Read more

Braving a new policy world

If the entrepreneurial education movement was a person, what would it want to be when it grew up? This short video – which debuted at the NewSchools Summit 2010 a few weeks ago – tells the story of how this movement was born and raised, and the different ways we’ll all need to work together in the years ahead. NewSchools Summit 2010: A New Policy World from NewSchools Venture Fund on Vimeo. Read more

Welcome Breakfast for First-Time Attendees

The NewSchools Summit 2010 got off to a great (and delicious!) start this morning with a welcome breakfast for first-time attendees. NewSchools partner April Chou welcomed the newest members of an ever-growing community of reform-minded education entrepreneurs, funders, and practitioners, and gave an overview of our hopes that this year’s Summit will provide them with an opprotunity to come together and learn from one another. “We look forward to today being a day of […] Read more

Guest post: Going to NewSchools

This guest post comes from Andrew Rotherham of Bellwether Education Partners, the voice behind the must-read education blog Eduwonk.com and a prolific writer whose columns and articles regularly appear in U.S. News & World Report and many other publications. I’ve been lucky enough to attend NewSchools Summits pretty much since they started. [Editor's note: we checked, and as of tomorrow, Andy will have indeed attended every single one of the 11 NewSchools Summits.] Back when I […] Read more

Help welcome first-time attendees feel welcome at the NewSchools Summit

A whopping 25%. That’s the percent of people attending this year’s NewSchools Summit for the very first time. If you’re among that 25%, welcome! We look forward to meeting you. If you’re among the other 75% — and especially if you’re one of those longstanding, card-carrying members of the entrepreneurial education movement who has attended the NewSchools Summit for many years — we’d like to ask you to lend a bit of your […] Read more