NewSchools Venture Fund: Innovative Schools
NewSchools supports innovators who are tackling the challenge of making sure every young person in America finishes high school prepared and inspired to create and live the life they want – a good life, full of opportunity, choices, connection, and meaning.
NewSchools invests in innovative schools all over the country, within districts and charter networks, that embrace an expanded definition of student success, which NewSchools defines as strong academics combined with important mindsets, habits, and skills. These innovative schools are using new approaches to ensure students’ learning experiences are more personalized – tailored to their individual needs, skill levels, and interests. The schools that NewSchools invests in also help students build mindsets, habits, and skills like curiosity, growth mindset, perseverance, self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-regulation, and social awareness/social competence, which emerging research shows are correlated with long-term success.
Amount: Funding of $200,000 includes participation in a cohort experience to help teams refine their designs and prepare for launch in one year.
Eligibility: This funding opportunity will focus only on new schools planning to launch in Fall 2020.
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