Results from 2022 – What We Measured and Why it Mattered

By Frances Messano, Chief Executive Officer From the beginning, NewSchools has pioneered new ways of funding innovation in public education. Today, I’m as convinced as ever that venture philanthropy still has a powerful role to play in advancing education and that we must lead with equity, collaboration, and courage as our guiding principles.  The urgency […]

Why We’re Leading with Optimism, Imagination, and Ambition in 2023

By Frances Messano, Chief Executive Officer It’s an exciting and challenging time to step into the CEO role at NewSchools. For the past eight years, I’ve been an executive leader in the organization and I’ve had the opportunity to design and implement new ways of funding and supporting education entrepreneurs. In 2023, we are celebrating […]

Don’t Give Up on Big, Long-Term Bets

By Stacey Childress, Chief Executive Officer To say young people have been under a lot of pressure over the last few years feels like a gross understatement. And for those of us who raise and give philanthropic dollars in education, it’s hard to know what to do with resources at a time when everything feels […]