Top 10 Takeaways from the NewSchools-Gallup Survey for Ed Tech Innovators

Justin Wedell, Associate Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund In 2019, NewSchools partnered with Gallup to release “Education Technology Use in Schools,” a comprehensive report to better understand ed tech’s perceptions and usage. This past summer, we conducted a follow-up survey of parents, teachers, and students to evaluate how ed tech’s engagement may be changing in the […]

School District Superintendents to Ed Tech: “Here’s how to work with us right now.”

By Justin Wedell, Associate Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund What should ed tech companies keep top of mind as they navigate our new COVID-19 reality? NewSchools recently brought together a diverse group of current and former superintendents from around the country to share their perspectives on this question. Our guests included: PJ Caposey, superintendent of Meridian […]

NewSchools Venture Fund’s Ed Tech Experts on COVID-19 Distance Learning

NSVF Ed Tech Team

By Jason Weeby Modernizing today’s classrooms with accessible and effective technology in a way that increases student learning and decreases inequities is a critical component of our strategy at NewSchools and a requirement for improving education nationwide. But ed tech is typically a fringe topic in education circles where school governance, accountability, curriculum, and instruction […]

SEL Has Never Been More Important: Three Equity-Focused Tools to Use at Home

Cameron White

By Cameron White, Senior Associate Partner Even before the COVID-19 public health crisis, equity-minded educators recognized the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) in supporting students’ growth. In a survey conducted by EdWeek before widespread school closures, almost 90 percent of K-12 district leaders had already invested in products designed to support SEL. COVID-19 has reinforced — or […]