The Most STOP-Enabled Innovators of 2022
Meet the 32 Semifinalists
This year’s 32 semifinalists come from 23 different states and really prove that innovation is alive and well in education. Micro schools, pods and hybrid learning environments almost unheard of two years ago are now being utilized by parents and educators across the nation. Traditional public schools that operate more like a charter and charters that continue to flourish outside of traditional systems, private schools serving specialized populations that are often overlooked and leaders in the ed tech space who provide remarkable tools that can be integrated into any of the other full service models we are celebrating today. Truly a remarkable group of visionaries that are transformational exemplars for all in this tumultuous 2022!
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The real source of wealth in society is the human mind, not material things, because with the human mind, great wealth can be created.
Silicon Valley is a mindset. It is like the Education Revolution that we are seeing. The mindset of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Can we have an educational Silicon Valley?
It's important to give yourself space from the work to allow room for deep reflection for continuous improvement.
When you are so deeply in the work, you can get into a routine/habit, [and] not create the space [to] allow creativity to flow.
The fact that education has become partisan is upsetting, and I just hope that this award will encourage more states to view this as a bipartisan issue.
Unfortunately, the bureaucracy that’s behind the school system is more interested in perpetuating jobs and keeping the system in place, rather than giving children the freedom they deserve.
What has been created here at the accelerator is truly incredible.
We may never know how pivotal this really is for education in America right here, right now. This group of people will work together to force real change permissionlessly.
There was a time that I wouldn't even look at other programs because I was concerned I wouldn't be able to continue to be original in my own program.
It is ok to be inspired by other people doing something well and putting our own spin on it.
It is now our job to unlock others' potential…
so that we can continue to transform education and give the future generation the true knowledge they will need to continue the work we have all started.
A takeaway about The Yass Prize - what other accelerator actually helps prepare participants for the pitch?
This is awesome and the skills are so transferable to the fundraising grind.
We realized long ago that there’s a lot of money in the system, and it’s just not directed to the children.
The concept of being innovative with a touch of entrepreneurial thinking seems to be a recipe for the next level work for me as a leader and for our district's continued growth and viability.
You guys are heroes as far as I’m concerned.
The educators, the innovators, who got our kids through the pandemic, used creative ways to make sure they were learning, they were thriving, at a time when we were all facing so many challenges.