The NewSchools Summit is an invitation-only gathering of leaders from across the education, business, policy and nonprofit sectors.
Since 1998, NewSchools Venture Fund has worked to transform public education so that all children – especially those in underserved communities – have the opportunity to succeed. We have supported many of the nation’s highest performing entrepreneurial organizations and work closely with them to create systemic change.
The NewSchools Summit 2010 provided participants with an opportunity to reflect on the changing context in which these education entrepreneurs are operating. Through a bold set of competitive and incentive funds, new policy directions, staffing choices, and key speeches, the Obama administration has placed a big “bet” on the capacity of education and other social entrepreneurs to drive innovation in underserved American communities. These and other policy changes stand to increase demand and remove barriers for education entrepreneurs, resulting in a remarkable opportunity to expand this work. But that investment in an entrepreneurial theory of change brings with it pressure to deliver results on an unprecedented scale, and will alter the education reform landscape significantly. NewSchools Summit 2010 featured a range of conversations about the ways that the public, private and nonprofit sectors should work together in the years ahead to dramatically improve our nation’s public education system.
- NewSchools’ Summit blog
- Summit 2010 agenda, including links to video clips
- Past event highlights
- Read the summary report, “Answering the Administration’s Call: Stepping Up and Scaling Impact”