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 $248 million.
- NewSchools ventures run 331 schools across the country, serving 130,500 students — equivalent to the 20th largest school district in the country.
- In the 2011-12 school year, 85% of the 130,500 students served by our portfolio schools went on to college.
- NewSchools human capital ventures have trained more than 7,500 high quality teachers, who have reached over 350,000 students.
- NewSchools 34 ed tech ventures reached more than 15 million users