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NewSchools is Looking for Ideas for the Future of Work (Oakland, CA, February 22, 2018) – This week we’re excited to announce the opening of NewSchools’ latest ed tech funding opportunity, the . This opportunity is open to entrepreneurs developing technology-enabled learning experiences, instructional content, learning diagnostics, administrative tools and other products that help middle and high school students develop skills and knowledge help them succeed in the jobs of tomorrow. Applications are open through March 18.
This blog was also cross-posted on . I’m an ed tech investor. It’s my job to keep an eye on the future. What I’m seeing on the horizon is exciting, but also a bit scary. The world of work is rapidly changing. Many of the jobs that exist today won’t be around in the next 10–15 years, and workers are going to need a whole new set of skills. Like many, I’m concerned we aren’t doing enough to prepare students for this reality. I’m also a mother of three curious and talented children, and it’s my job to keep my eyes on them — their dreams, passions and aspirations.