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New Class of Fellows Named for Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Program

Aspen Institute – NewSchools program recognizes leaders ready to embrace the challenge of improving public education SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 15, 2011 – The Aspen Institute and NewSchools Venture Fund today announced the selection of the fourth cohort of the prestigious Entrepreneurial Leaders for Public Education Fellowship Program. These 24 accomplished leaders join more than 65 accomplished fellows from the first three cohorts as participants in the program, operated by Bellwether Education […] Read more

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Gather to Present Innovative, Technology-Driven Solutions for Fostering Educational Equity

On Friday, July 15, at 5:00 pm, participants of the Teach For America-NewSchools Venture Fund EdTech Entrepreneurs Lab, a program designed to seed innovative ideas among professional leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs with a passion for education, will present their designs for truly innovative ventures that help close the achievement gap at a systemic level.Throughout this initiative, a particular emphasis has been placed on utilizing the power of technology to fuel solutions. Participants […] Read more

Mobilization aims toward 100,000 new, excellent math and science teachers for public schools in next 10 years

Initial commitments to 100Kin10 will increase supply, retain excellence, build the movement.In an effort to increase the supply of new math and science teachers and retain excellent teachers currently in the classroom, a group of 28 educational and corporate partners today announced 100Kin10, a movement aimed toward preparing 100,000 new, excellent math and science teachers over the next 10 years. The movement is a response to an urgent public call for change made […] Read more

Entrepreneurial leaders honored for contributions to public education

NewSchools Venture Fund announces 2011 honorees for Entrepreneurs of the Year, Organization of the Year, and New Market Maker Award at annual convening of education innovators SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 19, 2011 – While more than 800 supporters of entrepreneurial change in public education gathered at its twelfth annual NewSchools Summit in Burlingame, CA on Wednesday, venture philanthropy firm NewSchools Venture Fund announced the recipients of its annual awards, including Entrepreneur […] Read more

Mark Zuckerberg, John Doerr, Joel Klein, Sal Khan, Kaya Henderson, Reed Hastings to headline NewSchools-Aspen Institute Summit 2011

Silicon Valley event to highlight innovation in education for low-income children Contact: Joe Ventura, (415) 615-6862/ SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 28, 2011—NewSchools Venture Fund and the Aspen Institute today announced that innovation leaders Mark Zuckerberg, John Doerr, Joel Klein, Sal Khan, Kaya Henderson and Reed Hastings will headline the NewSchools-Aspen Institute Summit 2011. The invitation-only event takes place on May 18 at the Hyatt SFO in Burlingame, California. The Summit is […] Read more

NewSchools announces $5 million investment in entrepreneurial organizations as 150K people pledge to see Waiting for “Superman”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 8, 2010) – Honoring a pledge to the viewers of Waiting for “Superman,” national nonprofit venture philanthropy firm NewSchools Venture Fund announced today that it will invest $5 million in innovative education organizations to help close achievement gaps in low-income communities.

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NewSchools Venture Fund joins “pledge progress meter” at the 150,000 pledge level

HOLLYWOOD, CA (September 23, 2010) – Paramount Pictures, Participant Media and Walden Media jointly announced today NewSchools Venture Fund has joined the “Pledge Progress Meter” for the award-winning documentary film WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN” at the 150,000 pledge level. The Fund has committed to investing $5 million in entrepreneurial organizations to create high quality public education opportunities for more of America’s children.

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