How Philanthropy Can Help Schools Deliver on the Promise of a Historic Investment 

By Erin Harless, Senior Manager, Research and Learning, and Nour Abdelmonem, Senior Analyst, Learning Solutions The public education sector sits at a crossroads. On one hand, school districts have access to unprecedented resources — $190 billion through the Elementary and Secondary Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund — to help students and educators recover from the pandemic. At the […]

Unlocking the Potential of Students with Learning Differences

Cameron White, Partner and Erin Stark, Senior Associate Partner Nationwide, 1 in 5 students learn and think differently. Sometimes these students have formally diagnosed disabilities and for others, these differences are undiagnosed and often result in a lack of personalization and engagement. Children who are further marginalized by racism and poverty are especially vulnerable to […]

Trends Emerging From Our First 62 Investments in 2021

By Frances Messano Here at NewSchools, we kicked off 2021 with the launch of a new three-year strategy, focused on four investment areas: Innovative Public Schools, Learning Solutions, Diverse Leaders, and Racial Equity. Our team is energized by the tremendous response from education innovators and leaders across the country. As we analyzed data from the […]

How Partners Can Support Schools to Rebuild and Reimagine Learning

How Partners Can Support Schools to Rebuild and Reimagine Learning By Leo Bialis-White | June 2, 2021   Right now, billions of dollars in federal aid are flowing to public school systems in every state battered by the recession and the pandemic. The new American Rescue Plan sets aside a record $125 billion to help […]