We’re thrilled to announce the 15 winners of the NewSchools Ignite Early Learning (PreK-2nd Grade) Challenge who collectively were awarded $1.5 million in grant funding as a part of our accelerator program. You can learn more about the work this cohort is doing by clicking on the links for each organization below.
- AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation
- Cognitive ToyBox
- Family Engagement Lab
- Learning Genie
- Mawi Learning
- MIND Research Institute
- Reasoning Mind
- Waterford Institute
Challenge winners are working to address the needs voiced by many educators across the country – from both rural and urban environments. In addition, the challenge goals were informed by published research, which can be found on NewSchools’ Ed Tech Research Portal. We look forward to supporting this cohort through the Early Learning Challenge accelerator program, which is designed to help winners incorporate the latest early childhood research and expertise into product design.
Alongside our early learning funding partners, the Omidyar Network and the Piton Foundation (a part of Gary Community Investments), we’re excited to share the fantastic work this cohort is doing to address such an important foundation for education in America!