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William Jackson

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2019

United States

William Jackson is supporting Black children in succeeding in school by tapping and supporting the power of Black parents to reshape education by creating the racially affirming learning environments that Black children need to thrive.

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Laura Wilson Phelan

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2019

United States

By building authentic relationships among diverse groups of parents through structured dialogues about their backgrounds, race and equity, and goals for their children, Laura Wilson Phelan has developed a proven model that allows school communities to embrace the goal of “collective well-being,”...

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E K Shaji

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2018

India

Shaji is building critical thinking and problem-solving capacities in children, by enabling teachers and government administrators to innovate curriculum and pedagogy for this.

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Kara Bobroff

Ashoka Fellow since Mar 2018

United States

Kara Bobroff is transforming education for Native American young people by building a school system that promotes academic excellence and holistic well-being through cultural and community connectedness, using a model that embraces and tailors itself to the diverse needs of diverse communities.

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Theodoros Anagnostopoulos

Ashoka Fellow since Dec 2017

Greece

In an era of vast flows of unfiltered information, when the general public often cannot distinguish between science, pseudoscience and anti-science, Theo creatively engages schools, scientists, journalists, and the general public to create a culture of science literacy.

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Kenji Hayashi

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

Japan

Kenji Hayashi is rejuvenating rural areas suffering from depopulation. By creating a new pathway for emerging urban professionals to build their careers as change agents in rural municipalities, Kenji is creating a system that enables the sustainable development of struggling rural communities.

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Zhihan Lee

Ashoka Fellow since Aug 2017

Philippines

Zhihan Lee is addressing gaps in the Philippine education system that hinder youth from low-income backgrounds to access meaningful careers in the fast-changing future of work. He is redefining higher education and technical-vocational education through a comprehensive program that combines student...

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Laura Emiko Soltis

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2017

United States

Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis leads a modern-day freedom school for undocumented youth where students receive free college-level classes, college application assistance, and the social movement leadership training they need to determine the course of their own freedom struggle. Against a backdrop of...

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Denise Abulafia

Ashoka Fellow since Jul 2017

Argentina

Denise is flipping the traditional classroom education model by delivering easily accessible instructional education content online. The digital content can be accessed at home or in school by students and teachers, democratizing access to quality education in Argentina.

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Marine Quenin

Ashoka Fellow since Jun 2017

France

In a society where discussing about religion in the formal and unformal education systems is taboo, Marine is opening new public conversations with teachers in schools and other professionals engaged in education. She empowers them to approach this topic peacefully and demonstrates why knowing and...

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