New York, NY – New Classrooms Innovation Partners, a nonprofit on a mission to personalize education by redesigning how a classroom works, announced Emma Bloomberg, founder and CEO of Murmuration, has joined its Board of Directors. The nonprofit is also welcoming Christopher Cerf, former New Jersey state commissioner and Newark superintendent, to its Board of Advisors
“We are honored to welcome Emma and Christopher to our boards. These leaders have dedicated much of their professional lives to the improvement of education,” said New Classrooms CEO Joel Rose. “With their expertise and passion, we are well-equipped to increase the impact of New Classrooms and transform how students learn.”
Emma Bloomberg is the founder and CEO of Murmuration, an organization that is transforming how political campaigns, advocates, and organizers identify, engage, and mobilize people and communities so that every child in the United States can receive an education that prepares them to lead productive, fulfilling, and happy lives. Before founding Murmuration four years ago, Bloomberg was chief of staff at Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation.
Bloomberg will bring her passion for building healthy communities and creating educational success to New Classrooms’ Board of Directors. A graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government, Bloomberg also holds a degree in English and a certificate in medieval studies from Princeton University. She currently serves as the chairman of the Board for Leadership for Educational Equity and also serves on the boards of the KIPP Foundation, Park Avenue Armory, and the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
“I am thrilled to support the work that New Classrooms is leading to help schools adapt to serve the unique ways that students learn,” said Bloomberg. “New Classrooms believes that education can enable students to discover their passions, navigate the world, and prepare them for a successful career in the 21st century – and I look forward to helping them realize that vision.”
Christopher Cerf, former New Jersey state commissioner and Newark superintendent, has demonstrated his commitment to providing educational opportunities to students regardless of background. Under his leadership as commissioner, Cerf provided aggressive support for New Jersey’s most struggling schools. And under his leadership as superintendent, Newark Public Schools notably increased the graduation rate by 20 percent. He served as deputy chancellor of New York City Department of Education, where he championed a new plan to better serve the one million students in New York City. He has held a number of government, consultant and leadership roles, including associate counsel to President Bill Clinton and the president of Edison Learning.
“As part of my mission to create equal opportunities for all students, I am thrilled to join New Classrooms and support the organization’s pursuit of better education,” said Cerf. “It is an injustice that so many students are left without the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully graduate high school and attend college. I am proud to advance New Classrooms’ efforts to open doors of opportunity for all students.”
About New Classrooms Innovation Partners
Founded in 2011, New Classrooms Innovation Partners is a national nonprofit on a mission to personalize education by redesigning how a classroom works – from the use of technology, time, and physical space to the instruction and content that engages each student. The founders of New Classrooms were the leaders of an initiative within NYC Public Schools called School of One, which TIME named as one of the Best Inventions of 2009. New Classrooms’ first learning model, Teach to One: Math, ensures each student is learning the right math lesson, at the right time, and in the right way that best meets their strengths and needs. It is used by thousands of students in schools nationwide.