Ted Mitchell Confirmed as Under Secretary of Education

BETTER OFF TED: Former NewSchools Venture Fund CEO, Ted Mitchell, has been confirmed as U.S. Under Secretary of Education. In a brief press release, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan commended Ted for having "worked to foster innovation that benefits all students, especially those in underserved communities, in areas ranging from higher education to teacher preparation to education technology." More about Mitchell's roots here. NewSchools is still on the search for a replacement. (Disclosure: NewSchools Venture Fund is an investor in EdSurge.)

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