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Brooke Rayford

The Cristo Rey Network has been selected from nearly 2,000 applications, representing 27 million students from every sector in education and every grade in the PreK-12 continuum across all 50 states, as a Quarterfinalist for the 2023 Yass Prize. 

In the months ahead, Cristo Rey Network is eligible to be selected as the recipient of the prestigious $1 Million Yass Prize, considered the “Pulitzer of Education Innovation.” Funded by The Yass Foundation for Education, The Yass Prize celebrates the country’s education provider which best demonstrates the Foundation’s four core STOP principles: Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding, and Permissionless education. In conjunction with The Yass Prize, the STOP Awards initiative provides over $20 million in support annually to honor educators who achieve excellence.

Among the cohort of 64 selected organizations, the 2023 Yass Prize quarterfinalists represent a microcosm of 21st-century, personalized approaches that educate students. The breadth and depth of the competitors for the grand prize are carving pathways to success that defy convention. From educational metaverses and AI-driven organizations that address the whole learning cycle to more familiar yet unique learning environments, and from content-rich learning solutions to training and leadership, the Cristo Rey Network is recognized as one of 64 awardees delivering a transformative education opportunity for students.
Each year, The Yass Foundation for Education rewards dozens of organizations, building a growing network of innovative providers that demonstrate the STOP qualities in their commitment to new ideas, technologies, and approaches to learning that bring education into the 21st century. The Foundation is powered by the Center for Education Reform (CER) in partnership with Forbes.

Click to read the official announcement from The Yass Foundation for Education.

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