Learning Solutions

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Overview

In a time of rapid change, educators, students and parents are calling for solutions that break through old boundaries and profoundly improve outcomes, especially for Black, Latino and low-income children. The need to equip students for the future, to thrive in a complex world, has always been vital, but takes on a new urgency today. We’re seeing innovators creating tools and solutions that can power new levels of student success. They’re working hand-in-hand with educators and school leaders who are both building new school models and reinventing existing ones. To meet this moment, we’ve created a new investment area, called Learning Solutions, that brings together our previous portfolios in ed tech and model providers. We will support early-stage innovators with ideas that can accelerate student growth and equitable outcomes, along a spectrum of solutions that includes:

  • Supplemental Tools that seamlessly enhance teaching and learning, including education technology
  • Core instructional approaches that provide curriculum and assessments, along with teacher supports, enabling educators and schools to reimagine an entire subject area
  • Whole-school models that partner with schools to provide integrated tools and resources, along with implementation support, to help educators reimagine learning

If you’re an early-stage organization-builder working to advance these goals, we want to partner with you and enable your concept to come to fruition. And because diversity matters, we’re especially interested in connecting with Black and Latino innovators. We believe the moment is right to explore ideas that will integrate whole-school visions and the learning tools that power them — and that these visions must be informed by the needs of parents and students. These learning solutions will break the mold on how to offer high-quality learning to each and every student, while advancing crucial aims like a focus on literacy and on social-emotional wellness. They may be high-, low-, or no-tech. Because the when, where, and how may vary, but the why doesn’t.

Impact

Venture leaders who identify as Black or Latino

Growth in student reach since NewSchools’ investment

Supplemental tools with evidence of positive student outcomes

Schools implementing models with fidelity

Learning Solutions Ventures

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