Pathway 2 Tomorrow Awards 24 Proposals with $15,000

Contact: Jane Dvorak, APR, Fellow PRSA

Pathway 2 Tomorrow Awards 24 Proposals with $15,000

Pathway 2 Tomorrow: Local Visions for America’s Future (P2T) has awarded 24 recipients across 17 states and the District of Columbia with $15,000 stipends for innovative ideas to transform education outcomes in the U.S.

“Through P2T’s Call for Proposals, it is clear that individuals from across the country are committed to improving our education systems and seek to build upon the foundation to push existing boundaries and reach new ones,” said Hanna Skandera, former New Mexico secretary of education and P2T visionary. “We are confident that these game-changing ideas will impact students, schools and communities across the country. We’re thrilled to be working with these individuals to refine and expand on the proposed solutions and report on their impact.”

The goal of the Call for Proposals was to hear locally responsive ideas with the potential to transform our education system at the state and local levels. These proposals rose to the top through a rigorous review process. Over 2 months, P2T received 240 submissions across 39 states representing all geographical regions. Proposals came from policymakers, entrepreneurs, educators, parents, researchers, advocates, nonprofits and business leaders. Submitted proposal topics ranged from closing the skills gap, teacher recruitment and preparation, personalized learning, higher education debt relief, and more.

The submitted proposals were reviewed by more than 30 cross-professional leaders. The selected proposals demonstrated established need, were research-informed, innovative, encompassed a clear path to implementation and anticipated significant results.

“We represent a group of people who are working every day on improving education for our nation’s students, and P2T has helped us uncover these locally responsive solutions,” stated the reviewers, who wrote an Open Letter following their review experience.

One of the 24 awarded proposals will receive the Innovation Award of $100,000. P2T will announce the recipient later this month.


The following 24 proposals received $15,000 stipends to refine and expand their ideas for impact. For more details on the proposals, please click here.

Organization Submitter Proposal Title
AdvancED / Measured Progress Holly King Redefining the Measurement of Early Childhood Program Quality and Child Outcomes
Austin Chamber of Commerce Drew Scheberle Opportunity Austin: College and Career Readiness and Placement
Bellwether Education Partners Lina Bankert CAP (College Access & Persistence) and Gown: Building Ecosystem Connections to Increase Postsecondary Degree Attainment
BloomBoard Jason C. Lange Competency-Based Educator Licensure through Micro-Credentials
Center on Reinventing Public Education Ashley Jochim & Travis Pillow Out-of-School Enrichment Accounts
Center on Reinventing Public Education Travis Pillow & Sean Gill Real estate trusts for school facilities
Education Reform Now Michael Dannenberg Building a “Fast Track” to College
Education Strategy Group Ryan Reyna Stop Remediation Before It Starts
GoGetter Jared Wise GoGetter Online Skilled Trades Community
Graduation Alliance Rebekah Richards Pay-for-Performance Statewide Dropout Recovery Programs to Re-engage Opportunity Youth
Health and Education Alliance of Louisiana (HEAL) Connie Bellone Coordinated Care for the Whole Child – Sustainability Model
Independent Consultant Avni Gupta-Kagan Simultaneously Redefining the Role of Schools and Social Workers
IntegrateNYC Sarah Zapiler Student-Generated Enrollment Algorithm for Increased Integration
Iowa Department of Education Kay Augustine Elevating the Voice of Those We are Called to Serve – System Design with Youth Engagement and Voice
Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy

(in collaboration with Chiefs for Change)

Ashley Berner & David Steiner Mapping the Knowledge Domains in ELA Curricula
Learning Heroes Bibb Hubbard, Cindi Williams and Erica Felker Equipping Parents in Understanding Grade Level Mastery
Louisiana Community & Technical College System Emily Campbell, René Cintrón, Tarie Roberson & Amber Blair Addressing Barriers for Adult Students
mindSpark Learning Shannon Myers STEMpath
National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools Lauren Rhim A Blueprint for Educating Students with Disabilities in Portfolio School Districts
National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Gus Reyes Preparing Hispanic children for success on their journey in early childhood education
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence Rachel Belin Student Voice Think Tank
The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning Glenn Whitman Neuroteach Global
University Ventures Ryan Craig & Cassidy Leventhal Closing the skills gap through last-mile training
YouthForce NOLA Cate Swinburn YouthForce NOLA: Real-World Skills for Real-Life Success

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