America faces an educational achievement gap that inflicts an unacceptable cost on this country. While our public education system was designed for another era, today we know that all students need and deserve a high-quality education that prepares them for success in college and in life. The need for new approaches is clear—and in the context of new federal leadership in education, the opportunity for entrepreneurs to make a difference could not be greater.
Founded in 1998, NewSchools has invested in more than 100 nonprofit and for-profit organizations and raised nearly $180 million.
- NewSchools ventures run 250 schools across the country — equivalent to the 33rd largest school district in the country.
- In the 2009-10 school year, 88% of the 115,000 students served by our portfolio schools went on to college.
- NewSchools human capital ventures have trained more than 120,000 teachers, who have reached over 12 million students.