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Apply for the Yass Prize in Education by April 18!

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Have you considered applying for the Yass Prize? Known as the “Pulitzer of Education,” the Yass Prize and related STOP awards recognize educators who provide students with an education that aligns with the STOP acronym (sustainable, transformational, outstanding, and permissionless).

The grand prize award is worth $1 million. In addition to the grand prize, the Yass Foundation recognizes nine finalists and 40 semifinalists with STOP awards.

Applications are due by 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Yass Prize Graphic Source: Yass Foundation

New Summit Invite: Join us March 7-8!

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Please join us for the Coalition’s 2024 Charter Advocacy Summit in Raleigh on March 7-8! We share our new Summit invitation below, with information on our confirmed speakers and session topics. You won’t want to miss it, as we’ll cover lots of information–from impacts of new legislation, to shifts in funding–that will help YOUR school.
We’ll honor State Superintendent Catherine Truitt and members of the N.C. General Assembly at our evening reception on Thursday, March 7. National advocate and reformer Jeanne Allen, the founder and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Education Reform, will headline our Summit luncheon on Friday, March 8.

Other Summit speakers include these leaders:

-Senator Amy Galey

-Senator Steve Jarvis

-Representative Jeff Zenger

-Karen Fairley, Executive Director, Center for Safer Schools

-Dr. Jason Wray, Superintendent, Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy

-Ashley Baquero, Director, Office of Charter Schools

-Bruce Friend, Chair, Charter Schools Review Board

… as well as other key industry leaders and charter stakeholders!
Learn more about session speakers and panels by reviewing the Summit agenda.
Register for the Summit here.
Book your hotel room at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley here.
Don’t wait to register: The early bird discount on Summit registration ends Thursday, Feb. 15, and so does the guaranteed group rate on hotel rooms!