We Invest in Education Innovators

We’re a national nonprofit that supports and invests in promising teams of educators and entrepreneurs with the vision and skills to reimagine learning.

Open Funding Opportunity

NewSchools is looking for educators who are designing new, innovative public schools launching in Fall 2023. We are accepting submissions now through January 7, 2022.

Reimagine Learning

NewSchools finds, funds and supports teams of educators and innovators who are reimagining public education so every student finishes high school prepared and inspired to create a good life.

Learn more about our investment areas

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Innovative Public Schools

We support teams of educators with bold visions for new schools that will change the odds for students in communities across America. Our definition of an innovative school is broad and we know the schools each community needs won’t look the same. We fund the design of new public schools – both district and charter. These schools help students develop a strong academic foundation along with the other mindsets, habits and skills they’ll need for success in life.

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Learning Solutions

Innovators are creating the tools and solutions that can power breakthrough student success. They work hand-in-hand with educators and school leaders who are both building new school models and reinventing existing ones. We seek to support early-stage innovators along a spectrum of solutions that includes supplemental tools, core instructional approaches, and whole-school models that enhance teaching and learning.

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Diverse Leaders

Diverse leadership matters. Yet, in a country where the majority of public school students are children of color, diversity in the field — among teachers, leaders and parent advocates — lags far behind. We invest in efforts to increase the number of Black and Latino educators and education leaders, ventures that serve as diversity, equity and inclusion capacity builders and work to mobilize parents to advocate for change.

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Racial Equity

True systemic change takes truly bold action. That’s why we offer “dream capital” to leaders of color who have ideas for addressing racial inequities in education. We are open to ambitious, early-stage ideas that advance racial equity. We don’t decide how to allocate funds; instead, we leave it up to parents, students and education innovators of color.

Impact Stats

Since 2015:

Seats created at full enrollment

New students using ed tech tools

Diverse leaders serving 27M students

Black and Latino entrepreneurs who received funding in 2020

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