Excellence in Equity 2022 Awards Program

Our inaugural awards program will recognize the companies, leaders, authors, and educators whose tremendous efforts are helping schools achieve equity everywhere.

Each and every day, the educators in our schools―teachers, support staff, school administrators, and district leaders―along with their trusted product and service providers take on the challenge of ensuring equity and access for every student, everywhere. This is a critical effort that is foundational to the mission of the education system, and when equity initiatives are successful, there is an incalculable positive effect on potential future outcomes for our learners.

To continue our efforts to keep the K-12 conversation centered on equity and access as a non-negotiable priority, we are proud to launch the inaugural Excellence in Equity Awards, a program designed to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of both educators and industry to improving opportunity and outcomes for students. Award submissions will open in April. Enter your email below to receive a notification.

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Excellence in Equity Awards

Educators from all roles will be invited to self-nominate or nominate a peer or colleague for one of eight different award categories designed to honor and highlight the work of classroom faculty, staff, and administrators. Leaders and marketing departments from edtech, curriculum, and publishing companies will also be invited to nominate their products and services in a dozen different categories―and also nominate educators they know who are doing the work!

Just a small sampling of available categories:

  • Special Education Solution
  • Online and Blended Learning Excellence
  • Social-Emotional Learning Solution
  • Professional Development Book
  • Impact During COVID-19
  • School and District Leadership
  • Technology Leadership
  • Resilient Districts
  • General Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher, and Support Staff

Timeline and basic details:

Nominations will open in early April and run through the end of June. A panel of expert judges will evaluate submissions over the summer and winners will be announced in September.

Nominating companies will pay only a small fee to cover program costs. Educators can self-nominate or nominate a peer at no cost.

Nominees, finalists, and winners will receive a variety of recognitions and benefits, including digital award badges, article and interview opportunities, media recognition, social media highlights, and more.


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Additional sponsors are invited at all levels, including overall program-level sponsors and individual category sponsorships. Sponsors receive a variety of year-long benefits. Contact to learn more.

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