EP and American Institutes for Research: Extraordinary Change Requires Extraordinary People

EP teamed up with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to determine if we are meeting our mission to recruit, connect, and develop more diverse, transformative leaders into the education sector. AIR also examined how EP Fellows and Alumni persist in the education sector as they grow their careers. In September 2017, AIR reported on their findings in “Education Pioneers’ Fellow and Alumni Demographics and Mobility Analysis.” AIR’s research found that EP Fellows are highly educated: 83% of Pioneers held or were pursuing a doctorate in education, a juris doctorate or a master’s degree at...

Education Pioneers Teams with the American Institutes for Research to Examine our Impact on the Education Sector

To address the structural inequities that perpetuate the opportunity gap and affect low-income students and students of color, Education Pioneers is building a network of leaders and partners in education who can reimagine systems of schools nationwide. As Education Pioneers (EP) has been building a leadership movement to transform public education for nearly 15 years, EP recently teamed with the American Institutes for Research (AIR) to examine our impact in the K-12 public education sector. We wanted to know: Is EP meeting our mission to recruit, connect, and develop more diverse,...

Education Pioneers Stands with Dreamers

Photo by Aaron Burson on Unsplash Education Pioneers stands with the 800,000 Dreamers and is saddened by the President’s decision to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. EP recruits, develops, and connects professionals from diverse backgrounds with education roles to solve problems from outside of the classroom so ALL students and teachers succeed inside of the classroom. We pride ourselves on our core values — among them diversity, equity, and inclusion, people-focus, and optimism. The decision to rescind DACA runs counter to our values, our mission, and the world...

Charlottesville: Sharing Resources and Reflections

Dear EP Fellows, Alumni, and Friends, The brazen acts of hatred, bigotry, and violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville last weekend disgusted me personally, and were a horrific reminder of how much work we must do to break down the systems and structures in our nation that perpetuate inequality, inequity, and racism. Education Pioneers, and each of us individually, has a role to play in actively dismantling institutional and structural racism. As an organization, our mission is to recruit and develop a diverse network of exceptional leaders who work to build systems of great schools...
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Eyeing Education Entrepreneurship? Must-Read Tips to Get Started the Right Way

One of Education Pioneers’ long-standing partner organizations is Bellwether Education Partners . Bellwether, a nonprofit that helps education organizations become more effective in their work with underserved students, also supports entrepreneurs who see gaps in the field and have ideas on how to address them. Bellwether offers entrepreneurs hands-on, high-touch support to help them translate their vision into activities, staff, resources, and financial models. In this post, Bellwether Co-Founder and Managing Partner Mary Wells shares must-read advice for education entrepreneurs getting...

Black History Month: Shine A Light On Our History In A Lasting Way [+ Book Giveaway]

This month, as we celebrate and honor Black History Month, we at Education Pioneers want to hear from you. We also want to share some resources with our community. >> How do you honor and celebrate Black History Month? Tell us below. We’re giving away copies of Bryan Stevenson’s book, Just Mercy, with our EP community in honor of Black History Month. In the U.S., when we talk about our nation’s history, we tend to highlight some stories and people, and ignore others, especially those stories or people that make us uncomfortable or question certain theories like racial equality. But as...
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The best side dish to go with your Kansas City BBQ? Public education.

There’s a constant debate happening in Kansas City around which barbecue joint is the best. At every local meeting that I’ve been to, I’ve been the outsider from Chicago, and each person has an opinion about which restaurant I should sample while I’m in town. This barbecue debate is something that everyone is passionate about in Kansas City, and it can be a tense topic when someone mentions Oklahoma Joe’s in the presence of a Gates fanatic. U.S. Presidents have even gotten involved in the barbecue conversation, frequently making one of the local restaurants a stop on their U.S. tours. As a...
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Four Ways to Ace Your Application [Infographic]

To ensure that you can showcase successfully what you bring to the table as a potential Education Pioneers Fellow, here are four ways, and multiple resources, to help you ace your application: Read the full blog on 4 ways to ace your application if you're considering the EP Fellowship. Thank you for your interest in launching or advancing a high-impact career in education. Good luck with your Fellowship application! Emily Cochran is the Interim Director, Admissions & Placement for Education Pioneers. Emily joined Education Pioneers because of her passion for increasing academic excellence...
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The Inside Scoop on the EP Fellowship’s Leadership Development Programming

Education Pioneers does more than recruit talented professionals and connect them with our partners in education. We provide 10 weeks of leadership development programming to help our Fellows dive into the key issues going on in education and support them to become lifelong education leaders.

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