Dealflow | February 25, 2017

NewSchools Venture Fund dangles $1.5 million for special-edtech

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NewSchools Venture Fund is putting up $1.5 million for special-edtech.

The nonprofit “venture philanthropy” will make grants between $50,000 and $150,000 to for-profit and nonprofit startups developing technology to support K-12 students with learning disabilities.

Previous NewSchools Ignite challenges focused on STEM education and English-language learning. NewSchools’ market research found significant edtech gaps for students with disabilities.

Proposals are due by March 12.

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