Schott Foundation honors advocates of equity in public education

In just a few weeks, the Schott Foundation for Public Education will honor several extraordinary education leaders during its Hot Schott Awards Gala at its 2011 National Opportunity to Learn Education Summit in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-10 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

The 2011 summit, “Uniting Communities for Education Justice and Action,” will be an exciting gathering of philanthropic leaders, state and federal policymakers, education reform advocates and youth activists from across the country who are committed to this dynamic national movement to provide all children equal access to high-quality education and help us close the opportunity gap.

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The 2011 Hot Schott awardees are:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Leeds and Jobin-Leeds Family

Educator Achievement Award
Jerry Weast
Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools

Change Agent Award
Gail Christopher
Vice President, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Grantee of the Year Award
Boston-area Youth Organizing Project

Education Advocacy Award
Wisconsin Education Association Council

Business Leadership Award
Charles Kolb and the Committee for Economic Development

Youth Activism Award
Youth United for Change (Philadelphia)