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Chris Whittle

Chris is an entrepreneur with four decades of leadership experience in the fields of education and media. He is the chairman and CEO of Whittle School & Studios, a global program whose first round of flagship campuses opened in Shenzhen and Washington, DC, in the fall of 2019. At capacity, Whittle School & Studios will be a highly integrated global learning community with a faculty of more than 10,000 teachers serving more than 90,000 full-time, on-campus students as well as hundreds of thousands of other students joining part-time, either virtually or on campus. Additionally,  he conceived of and founded Edison Schools (now EdisonLearning) in 1992 with Benno Schmidt. Edison has been instrumental in establishing the charter-school movement and has served 450,000 students on three continents.

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