About Us

Chris Rush and Joel Rose

Teach to One is created by New Classrooms Innovation Partners

We imagine a world where personalized learning is just the way students learn — a world where every student attends a school that meets them where they are, adapts to the unique ways they learn, and develops habits for lifelong success.

From School of One to Teach to One

New Classrooms was founded in 2011 by members of the team that created School of One, an initiative incubated within the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Co-Founders Joel Rose and Chris Rush launched School of One in 2009 to determine whether it was possible to design a school-based learning model that integrated live, online, and collaborative learning in ways that met the unique needs of each learner each day. By November 2009, TIME Magazine named School of One one of the Best Inventions of the year.

After incubating School of One with the NYCDOE, Joel, Chris, and other members of the School of One team began developing a new learning model, Teach to One: Math, that would leverage many of the lessons learned from the School of One experience. In 2012, Teach to One: Math launched in both Washington, DC, and Chicago, and shortly thereafter, NYCDOE began to use Teach to One: Math to power its implementations of School of One. Since that time, New Classrooms has continued to develop Teach to One while also growing the number of partnership schools and districts across the country.

Responding to COVID-19

In 2020, with the radical disruption of COVID-19 on education, New Classrooms decided to expand Teach to One to provide greater flexibility and mobility to teachers and students. Teach to One now offers a product suite of digital tools called Teach to One Roadmaps – including a free-to-use diagnostic and adaptive learning roadmap edition – and the robust school-based model now called Teach to One 360.

The digital tools are based on the unique knowledge about learning pathways, progression, and learning loss accumulated through the Teach to One program over the years. This knowledge was adapted to address the specific disruptions happening in schools right now, and to empower teachers and parents to keep students on track to proficiency.

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