Live From Summit 2016: Jeopardy!

Debbie Veney, Director of Communications for NewSchools Venture Fund, kicked off a lively discussion about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), using a fun, game-show style competition and Q&A. The games participants included: Alyson Klein, Assistant Editor for Education Week Michael Watenpaugh, Superintendent of San Rafael City Schools  Shavar Jeffries, National President, Democrats for Education Reform The session focused on […]

Update From the DC Schools Fund II

DC Schools Fund II finished 2015 with a number of key successes, and an eye toward even greater impact in the future.  This fund was launched in 2013, and is the second DC Schools fund raised by NewSchools Venture Fund. Since the start of Fund II, we have leveraged $25 million to support work in […]

Equity Reports: Transparent Data to Spark Change

Despite major changes in DC’s education reform landscape, the black-white achievement gap remains the largest in the country. According to the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the gap between white students’ proficiency levels and black students’ has widened since 2007 to 55 points, representing years of difference in academic achievement. A similar gap […]