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Scott Morgan, Founder and CEO of Education Pioneers, joined the Choice Media "Ed Reform Minute" podcast to discuss why leaders and managers will be fundamental in the transformation of U.S. school systems.

Building off of a recent National Affairs article from Rick Hess, "The Missing Half of School Reform," Morgan quotes Thomas Edison, emphasizing that "vision without execution is hallucination." He adds:

"We need to do more than cast big visions and cast bold policies to succeed in providing all students with a high quality education. We also must execute with excellence in order to realize the promise of those visions and policies. And this really requires that we have strong leaders and managers in positions outside the school building. And those leaders—we feel at Education Pioneers—are essential to building a high-performing educational system where the 50 million students that are educated across the U.S. are educated at a very high level."

The team at Getting Smart featured Education Pioneers in their list of ten "interesting and good things happening in the world of education."


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.

This front-page, feature story in Education Week highlights Education Pioneers' recent growth and national impact.


In the latest "Vander Ark on Innovation Blog" in Education Week, Tom Vander Ark writes about trends impacting talent development in education and some of the key competencies that are growing in importance as a result.

Vander Ark quotes Education Pioneers' Director of Sector Impact, Jason Weeby, who emphasized that EP "currently maps to nearly all of these competencies, and updates their competency map annually based on robust feedback from their partner education organizations."

This blog from the Huffington Post commends Education Pioneers and several other organizations for "taking a closer look at improving the education system by strengthening the non-teacher half of the house."

As the blog's author, Michael Seo, writes: "The timing is critical because of the forthcoming gap in leadership talent in the social/non-profit sector. It is projected that the social sector/non-profit sector will need 640,000 new executives by 2016, and the education sector alone will need 250,000 leaders and managers by 2020" (emphasis ours).

Kendra Racouillat, Education Pioneers' Manager, National Communications, discusses the chance opportunity she had at EP's 10-Year Anniversary last month to speak with Kaya Henderson, Chancellor of DC Public Schools.

Graduate School Fellowship Alumna Rachel Alexander (Boston, 2012) blogs about her new job with US2020, whose "City Competition" will award $1 million in resources to cities that submit the best proposals to increase STEM mentoring for currently underrepresented students. 

Alexander found her job with US2020 on the Activate ED Exchange.

In this "guide to the (not always simple) landscape of education careers," blogger Deborah Chang identifies both Education Pioneers and the Broad Center as organizations worth looking into to pursue careers at the district level and beyond.

Duke Fuqua second-year MBA student Venki Narayanan blogs about his Fellowship this past summer as a Sustainability and Operations Growth Consultant with the ReNEW Charter Management Organization (CMO) in the Recovery School District of New Orleans, LA.

"My work included conducting interviews with operations managers and school leaders to assess the challenges they were facing, analyzing current practices that were being used and the leadership structure within the CMO, developing prototypes of a resource that could enhance collaboration among members of the management team, and launching the prototype to help scale these best practices. [...] I am extremely proud to say that this resource has been scaled to include the best practices of the charter school network's HR, IT, Grants, and Finance teams and is also now in the process of being scaled to include two other charter management organizations in the city of New Orleans."