NewSchools Taps Gates Foundation Deputy Director as CEO

NEW CEO: With Ted Mitchell confirmed as the U.S. Under Secretary of Education, NewSchools Venture Fund announced the CEO seat will be filled by Stacey Childress. She comes from the Gates Foundation, where she served as the Deputy Director for Education since 2010 and led the foundation's investments in K-12 next-generation learning. She is still listed as a faculty member at Harvard Business School, where she's authored a number of working papers on reforming education. (Disclosure: Both NewSchools Venture Fund and the Gates Foundation have supported EdSurge's work.)

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