Giving Compass' Take:

· With up to $8 million in funding, NewSchools Venture Fund has announced new opportunities for investment in innovative schools and diverse leaders.

· What skills do students learn in innovative schools? Why is it important to invest in a diverse set of teachers and education leaders?

· Here's a sneak peek at NewSchools Venture Fund's ed tech research framework.

NewSchools Venture Fund is excited to announce funding opportunities are now open for two investment areas: Innovative Schools and Diverse Leaders. For teams of educators and entrepreneurs who are either dreaming of opening a new innovative school or interested in growing, advancing and supporting Black and Latino leadership in education, this opportunity could provide the funding to launch a new venture. Up to $8 million in total funding is now available.

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. To reach this aspiration, students need a strong academic foundation and other important mindsets, habits and skills. NewSchools supports diverse teams of educators and entrepreneurs who are reimagining education so more students have learning opportunities designed for this purpose.

"This is a great opportunity for innovators with the vision and skills to reimagine learning. In addition to funding support, NewSchools provides management assistance to help entrepreneurs take their ideas from concepts to reality," said Frances Messano, Senior Managing Partner, NewSchools Venture Fund. "Our team is looking for bold ideas from new voices because too often, education philanthropy goes to those who are already connected to funders or successful founders. We want to cast a broader net."

Read the full article about new investments by NewSchools Venture Fund at PR Newswire.