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 advance 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: 81% 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 advance more diverse,...

From Intention to Action: Building Diverse, Inclusive Teams in Education to Deepen Impact

Diverse leadership teams bring tremendous value across organizations and industries. However, there is much work to be done when it comes to education organizations’ abilities to attract, develop, and retain leaders of color. Koya Leadership Partners and Education Pioneers developed From Intention to Action: Building Diverse, Inclusive Teams in Education to Deepen Impact to help translate these well-intentioned beliefs about the importance of diversity into actionable practices. Download the Full Report >> Download the Organizational Audit Checklist >> Download the Infographic...

Masters of Complexity: Leading Effectively in Public Education

Masters of Complexity
Like never before, work in all industries is becoming increasingly complex. Leaders face significant and often competing challenges, like fewer dollars and greater accountability, global competition and a high bar for quality. We're facing next-generation work, and traditional skills like negotiation and delegation no longer cut it. To thrive, next-generation leaders need new and expansive skills that researchers have just begun to map. Among them: multi-sector experience, "greater diversity of experience and thinking styles," and emphasizing collaboration to make a broader organizational...

The Invisible Lever

The United States K-12 education sector, a $600 billion industry responsible for the second largest workforce in the country, has tremendous management opportunities and challenges. This report by Education Pioneers, funded by the MetLife Foundation, provides a fresh look at the need for leadership and management in public education and reveals what efforts will be needed to strengthen the leadership pipeline from within education, and to bring in people and practices from beyond education.