William J. Bennett

Co-Founder at Stride, Inc.

William J. Bennett

William J. Bennett

Co-Founder at Stride, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

National Humanities Center
Stride, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

1016

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

07/31/1943 - Brooklyn, New York

Age

77

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at SmartCOP, Inc.

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Executive Director & Senior Vice President at SmartCOP, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory

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Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Viridis Learning, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Stride, Inc.

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Founder at Best Friends Foundation

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Member-President's Leadership Council at Stevens Institute of Technology

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Co-Founder at Udacity, Inc.

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Senior Lecturer of Management at Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management at SC Johnson College of Business

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Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann Education Group at Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA

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Co-Founder at Stride, Inc.
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BEST FRIENDS IS A YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WHICH PROMOTES HEALTHY SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR AND PREVENTS RISK BEHAVIOR, ESPECIALLY BULLYING AND VIOLENCE

Education
B.A., Philosophy

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams. Originally a men's college, Williams became co-educational in 1970. It is located in Williamstown, MA, USA.

PhD in Political Philosophy

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

JD

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

Memberships
Career History
Co-Founder
2000 - Current

In 1999, we set out to answer a call. It was a call voiced by a growing number of parents whose children's needs were not being met by traditional education models. Their children were bored by the pace of the traditional classroom, left behind by the pace of the classroom, or just getting lost in the shuffle. While traditional brick and mortar schools work for many children, they restrict many others for a variety of reasons. At K¹², our mission has remained steadfast: To provide any child access to exceptional curriculum and tools that enable him or her to maximize his or her success in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. We have become a leader in providing individualized, one-to-one learning solutions to students from kindergarten through high school across the country. These solutions have literally changed lives and opened up possibility for many children. Our biggest fans continue to be parents who are seeking to tap into their children's unique potential and who have seen what can happen when children can work at the right pace and with the tools, approaches, and content that make learning come alive

Co-Director
Current

Empower America, Inc. is a private company headquartered in Washington, DC, that provides leadership training programs. The firm was founded by Jack F. Kemp.

Senior Advisor
Current

Gerken Capital Associates is a global hedge fund manager that focuses on emerging growth markets with an emphasis on Brazil, Russia, India, Greater China (Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China), the Middle East and Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina). They employ absolute return strategies. Gerken invests primarily in the telecommunications and communications industries.The GCA Greater China Fund is a multi-strategy hedge fund that is managed across all asset classes (equity, fixed-income, derivatives and futures). 80% of the assets are allocated to investments in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Fund focuses on large-cap and small- to mid-cap listed companies and up to 20% is allocated to non-listed, pre-IPO, PIPE transactions. They employ top-down and bottom-up research and best of breed risk management practices.The GCA Latam Fund is a multi-strategy hedge fund that is managed across all asset classes (equity, fixed-income, derivatives and futures). 80% of the assets are allocated to investments in Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Chile and Argentina.The Fund focuses on large-cap and small- to mid-cap listed companies and up to 20% is allocated to non-listed, pre-IPO, PIPE transactions. They employ top-down and bottom-up research and best of breed risk management practices.The firm manages the AC Private Equity Fund of Funds that invests in US and European venture capital and buyout funds. The Fund is managed across all asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, expansion, distressed, mezzanine and special situations.The Nordic Venture Capital Fund is a Danish-based information technology venture capital fund. Gerken also manages the Healthcap AB Fund, a Stockholm-based healthcare venture capital fund and the GCA Emerging Markets Fund, a dedicated emerging markets fund of funds.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

Udacity, Inc. provides online higher educational courses. The firm offers online courses in computer science, mathematics, general sciences, programming and entrepreneurship. The company was founded in June 2011 by Sebastian Thrun, David M. Stavens and Michael Sokolsky and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Director
Current

CTS America (SmartCOP, Inc.), a privately held Florida corporation, is engaged in system development, implementation, and support services for a fully integrated suite of public safety products including Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Records Management System (RMS), Mobile Computing with Field Based Reporting, and Jail Management System (JMS). Founded in 1988 and incorporated in 1999, CTS’ mission is simple, yet very important: Maximize public safety by providing real-time information through integrated software solutions for law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, dispatchers, and report takers.

Member of Education Advisory Committee
Current

Walden Media LLC provides film production services. Its movies include adaptations of notable books, compelling biographies and thrilling accounts of historical events. The company was founded by Cary Granat and Micheal Flaherty and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Chairman
1981 - 1985

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers. NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. The grants: strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges facilitate research and original scholarship provide opportunities for lifelong learning preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources strengthen the institutional base of the humanities Since 1965, the Endowment has opened new worlds of learning for the American public with noteworthy projects such as: Seven thousand books, 16 of which have won Pulitzer Prizes, and 20 of which have received the Bancroft Prize. The Civil War, the landmark documentary by Ken Burns viewed by 38 million Americans The Library of America editions of novels, essays, and poems celebrating America’s literary heritage The United States Newspaper Project, which cataloged and microfilmed 63.3 million pages of historic newspapers, paved the way for the National Digital Newspaper Program and its digital repository, Chronicling America Annual support for 56 states and territories to help support some 56,000 lectures, discussions, exhibitions and other programs each year

Political Donations
$1,000
2000

Director & Senior Vice President at alliantgroup LP

$100
2000
Advisors
Advisor

Partner at Williams & Connolly LLP

Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2012 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2011 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2011 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.

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