Smart List: 50 People Shaping the Future of K-12 Education

Getting Smart is acknowledging people and organizations making a difference with the 3rd Annual Smart Lists. During October and November you’ll see about 20 ‘Best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate doing innovative work.

Today we are recognizing 50 thought leaders and changemakers shaping the future of K-12 education.

Nonprofit Thought Leaders Defining What’s Next in K-12

More Relevant Than Ever in K-12

Chiefs Making a Difference

For more from the 3rd Annual Smart Lists, check out:

This Smart List is sponsored by Agilix Labs, Inc., leaders in the personalized learning space and creators of Buzz, a new generation of learning technology. For more on how Buzz is powering a more personalized approach to learning, check out the Agilix website and follow on social media @Agilix and #AllTheBuzz.

* Learn Capital Partner, # Getting Smart Partner, ** Board member or Advisor

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Lucy Gray

Interesting list, but where are the K12 educators leading the charge? I'd argue that teacher leaders and principals on the ground are shaping education as well. Just look at EdCamps, Twitter Chats and other authentic channels used by practitioners.

Alan Boyle

Why are there only 19 women in a so-called smart list that influences a predominantly female profession?


How many of these people are practicing teachers?

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