NewSchools’ $1.5 million in grants seeds 15 early education ventures



The nonprofit venture fund divided the awards between 15 participants in NewSchools Ignite Early Learning, an accelerator focused on early childhood education.

The cohort includes MIND Research Institute, which has a visually-based teaching method for mathematics, and WriteReader, a story writing and publishing program for early readers.

The accelerator has backing from Omidyar Network and the Piton Foundation.

NewSchool’s previous accelerator supported special education startups.

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