Excellence in Action: Lessons from the 2023 Yass Prize Winner

May 14, 2024
Michael Horn


In the ever-evolving landscape of education, innovative approaches that genuinely address current demands are invaluable. This has become particularly relevant as the educational sector grapples with the aftermath of global disruptions like the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting a significant supply-demand imbalance in educational opportunities. The Yass Prize, with its focus on sustainable, transformational, outstanding, and permissionless educational innovation, has become a critical beacon for recognizing and amplifying such initiatives.

What makes the Yass Prize winners exemplary in the field of education? How do they redefine the educational experiences for their communities? These are the core questions discussed in the latest episode of The Future of Education, hosted by Michael Horn.

This episode features Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO of the Center for Education Reform, and Anthony Brock, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Valiant Cross Academy. Brock is the winner of the 2023 Yass Prize, which honors educational institutions that deliver exceptional services to communities. Together, Allen and Brock delve into the intricacies and impacts of winning the prestigious award. Here’s what they cover:

– The significance of the Yass Prize in promoting educational innovation.
– The transformative educational model of Valiant Cross Academy.
– The broader impact of the prize on educational policies and practices.

Jeanne Allen has been a formidable figure in education reform, spearheading initiatives that open up new educational pathways. Anthony Brock has revolutionized education for young African-American males through a holistic and culturally responsive model at the Valiant Cross Academy.

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