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I recently heard an apt analogy* for diversity, equity, and inclusion work: that it’s akin to good dental hygiene. To take care of your teeth, you brush and floss daily, and go to the dentist regularly. Similarly, for diversity, equity, and inclusion work to be successful and meaningful, it must be an ongoing and daily practice. In the leadership development training our EP Fellows receive, we talk a lot about diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the spirit of helping more people get started, I want to share some of the resources we’ve used in our curriculum.
There’s no silver bullet to transform education in the United States. But any promising strategy for “what” we do requires that we get the “who” right. At Education Pioneers, we focus on the “who.” All day. Every day. We know that providing a pipeline of exceptional talent for the education sector will reinvigorate, create, and sustain great American schools that do right by all children. Last week, we announced our plan to double down on the bet on talent by expanding our work so that we can bring thousands more exceptional leaders into the education sector.
Today, Education Pioneers announced plans to improve and expand our work. By our 20th anniversary in 2023, we seek to develop 10,000 exceptional leaders from diverse backgrounds to support our partner organizations’ work on behalf of students nationwide. To enable us to get there, beginning today, we are recruiting for one program, the expanded Education Pioneers Fellowship, for talented emerging and established leaders.
Education is a tough business. Teachers, principals, and schools are tasked with preparing our children to thrive for the rest of their lives, wherever their paths may take them. No small or easy task, that’s for sure. To help prepare our kids to be great citizens and the global leaders of tomorrow, diverse classrooms and schools can help us get there.
Technology holds tremendous potential to engage students in the classroom, ignite their curiosity, and connect their outside-of-school experiences with those at their desks.