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Reimagine Learning

NewSchools finds, funds and supports teams of educators and innovators who are reimagining public education so every student finishes high school prepared and inspired to create a good life.

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Innovative Public Schools

We support teams of educators with bold visions for new schools that will change the odds for students in communities across America. Our definition of an innovative school is broad and we know the schools each community needs won’t look the same. We fund the design of new public schools – both district and charter. These schools help students develop a strong academic foundation along with the other mindsets, habits and skills they’ll need for success in life.

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Learning Solutions

School and school system leaders need access to instructional breakthroughs that make learning more equitable and effective. We fund innovative learning solutions — literacy tools and content, as well as whole-school models — that are rooted in equity and can power new levels of student success.

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Diverse Leaders

Diverse leadership matters. Yet, in a country where the majority of public school students are children of color, diversity in the field — among teachers, leaders and parent advocates — lags far behind. We invest in efforts to increase the number of Black and Latino educators and education leaders, ventures that serve as diversity, equity and inclusion capacity builders and work to mobilize parents to advocate for change.

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Racial Equity

True systemic change takes truly bold action. That’s why we offer “dream capital” to leaders of color who have ideas for addressing racial inequities in education. We are open to ambitious, early-stage ideas that advance racial equity. We don’t decide how to allocate funds; instead, we leave it up to parents, students and education innovators of color.

Impact Stats

Since 2015:

Seats created at full enrollment

New students using ed tech tools

Diverse leaders serving 27M students

Black and Latino entrepreneurs who received funding in 2020

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