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National nonprofit to select and place largest cohort to date to provide critical data and analysis capacity to leading education organizations

Oakland, Calif.- Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit with a bold vision to transform education into the best led and managed sector in the U.S., announced today that it will grow its 2014 Analyst Fellowship by over 40 percent this year to meet demand in the education sector for more data experts. The organization is seeking more than 120 top emerging leaders with strong analytical skills for the prestigious leadership development program.

A 2013 Education Pioneers report, The Invisible Lever: A Profile of Leadership and Management Talent in Education, found that nearly 60 percent of Education Pioneers Alumni working full-time in the education sector described their roles as analytically focused. Nearly half of their data analysis focuses on academic performance, such as student achievement, teacher effectiveness, and college readiness; and half focuses on core business data such as finance, human resources, and operations.

In addition, Education Pioneers has seen a significant increase in requests for talented data experts from its Partner education organizations. To provide more education organizations with critical analytical capacity to make data-informed decisions, Education Pioneers is growing the 2014 cohort significantly.


National nonprofit to select and place largest cohort to date to provide critical capacity to leading education organizations

Oakland, Calif.- Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit with a bold vision to transform education into the best led and managed sector in the U.S., announced today that it is seeking more than 550 top emerging leaders for prestigious education leadership fellowships across the country in 2014, including the flagship Graduate School Fellowship and the Analyst Fellowship.

Based on the success of the 2013 Fellowship programs, and to advance an ambitious goal to have 10,000 Alumni working full-time in education by 2023, Education Pioneers is growing 2014 programs by over 25 percent this year.

Top education professionals gather Sept. 10 in San Francisco to focus on boosting leadership and management of education sector 

Oakland, Calif.-Building a workforce to transform education into the best-run sector in the country will require more than recruiting, developing and retaining talented teachers. It also requires identifying and deploying the best leadership and management talent for the nation's nearly 14,000 school systems and other education organizations-top people who can analyze complex data, build strong and effective systems to support learning and drive innovation.

On September 10, nearly 500 education leaders, executives and CEOs will come together in San Francisco for a day-long leadership summit to focus on high-impact, entrepreneurial strategies to advance results for all students and attract more top people into education. An evening celebration will commemorate Education Pioneers' first 10 years of work.

Oakland, Calif.-A new report finds that the education field is a rewarding place for America's top talent, including young people and professionals of color.

According to The Invisible Lever: A Profile of Leadership and Management Talent in Education, bright managers (many with backgrounds and professional degrees outside of education, such as business, finance, law and technology) who have worked in the education field view the nearly $600-billion sector as a worthwhile, fulfilling place to apply their knowledge and skills.

The report--which is based on a survey of 1,300 professionals who entered a broad range of education leadership jobs beyond the school building--finds that many education organizations, including school districts and charter management organizations, are willing to offer significant management opportunities to young leaders that are on par with, and often exceed, those in the private sector. The report was made possible with support from MetLife Foundation.

Video campaign kicks off with feature of Tom Vander Ark, will star prominent education leaders and provide resources for the sector

Activate ED’s "Education’s Rock Stars" video series launches today with a video of Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart and a partner at Learn Capital. The video is the first in a series of 10 to showcase some of the top people working in the education sector to attract more top talent into the sector and provide valuable resources to those already working in education.

National nonprofit will partner with local schools, districts, and education nonprofits to ensure they have critical leadership and management talent

Bridgeport, CT - Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit with a network of education leaders, managers, and analysts, today announced that 12 Fellows will begin this summer in the city of Bridgeport. The inaugural group of Connecticut Fellows will participate in the organization's Graduate School Fellowship, an intensive 10-week summer or yearlong program that recruits emerging professionals from diverse fields to manage initiatives for partner education organizations.


Nearly 7,000 top graduate school students and early career professionals apply to launch high-impact education leadership careers

Oakland, Calif. - Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit organization committed to transforming education, announced today that nearly 7,000 top graduate students and early career professionals applied to participate in the selective Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship and Analyst Fellowship, a more than 70 percent increase in applications from 2012.  Of the applicants, approximately 450 top candidates have been selected to participate in the 2013 Fellowships.


National nonprofit will ensure local schools, districts, and education nonprofits have critical leadership and management talent

 Oakland, CA - Tennessee is on the forefront of education reform in this country, and making sure that talented leaders are trained to assist in this evolution is important.  Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit with a network of education leaders, managers, and analysts, today announced the launch of a new site in Memphis, with the goal of recruiting and training 80 new education leaders for Tennessee by 2015.

Oakland, CA - Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit with a network of education leaders, managers, and analysts, today announced the launch of a new site in New Orleans, LA, with the goal of recruiting and training 80 new education leaders by 2015.

Education Pioneers will connect key education organizations, including school districts such as the Louisiana Recovery School District, charter schools, and education nonprofits, with talented Education Pioneers Fellows who have the skills needed to create effective systems and support teachers' and principals' important work to increase student achievement. New Schools for New Orleans and The Booth-Bricker Fund, as well as local individual champions, have all pledged financial support for Education Pioneers' launch in the region.

Oakland, CA - Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit organization committed to transforming education, announced today that Mike Fox, Director of Global Vertical Marketing at Facebook, joined its National Board. Fox brings a wealth of experience at a time of significant growth for Education Pioneers.