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EP’s First Cohort of Impact Fellows Kicks Off

Ten months ago, we announced the newest EP Fellowship program: the Impact Fellowship , a leadership development program targeted at exceptional data analysts and strategic project managers. This fall, we’re thrilled to welcome 45 Impact Fellows across the country, who all began their local programming in October. Over the next 10 months, Impact Fellows will be leading critical complex projects at their placements with local education organizations. Alongside their cohorts, they’ll build their understanding of the K-12 education system at the national and local levels, and they’ll be exposed...
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Now Open: 2019 Summer Fellowship Application

Applications are now open for the 2019 Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship! Apply now for our Summer Fellowship and gain meaningful education leadership experience through high-impact work and professional development. Before you submit your application, make sure you check out four ways to ace your app! In October and November, join EP staff for exclusive live webinars that feature people like you who went through the Fellowship, giving you the opportunity to speak with Alumni about what makes the EP Summer Fellowship a career-changing experience. (Nine out of 10 EP Alumni believe their...
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Bay Area Alumni and Champions Celebrate Scott Morgan

It started with an idea fueled by passion and people. Fifteen years later, Scott's vision of Education Pioneers continues to catalyze a network of thousands of Fellows, Alumni, Partners, and champions to make the education sector more equitable through leadership. Alumni and champions in the Bay Area gathered to thank Scott for 15 years of leadership and impact . (L - R: Brendan Cullen - early EP staff member; Gale Mondry - Chair of EP's Board of Directors; Melissa Wu - CEO of EP; Scott Morgan - Founder of EP; Doran Morgan, Scott's wife; Alexandra Bernadotte - EP Alumna, 2007; Jeff Kang - EP...
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EP’s Next Chapter & New CEO

I have some big news to share with our Education Pioneers (EP) community: After nearly 15 years as EP’s Founder and CEO, I’ve decided the time is right for me to step down and pass the torch to a new CEO. My last day at EP will be June 30. Who's next to lead EP? I’m thrilled to announce our Board of Directors unanimously selected Melissa Wu , EP’s current Chief Program Officer, as the next CEO. Read the full press release here. Founding and leading EP has been a great privilege. I’ve been fortunate to work alongside thousands of extraordinary Fellows, Alumni, Partners, and champions united in...
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Advancing Equity in Education: Education Pioneers’ Impact Fellowship

In this Q&A with two Education Pioneers leaders — Melissa Wu , Chief Program Officer and Sara Guderyahn , Vice President, Partner Strategy and Engagement — we dive into why EP has launched the Impact Fellowship and its vision to accelerate educational excellence and equity for all students. Editorial note: Melissa Wu became CEO of Education Pioneers in June 2018 . EP: Let’s dive in. What is the Impact Fellowship? Melissa Wu (MW) : The Impact Fellowship is an opportunity for aspiring changemakers to support equitable educational opportunities for all students while they grow as a leader...
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Happy Holidays from EP

Happy Holidays! From our network to yours, we wish you a season of meaningful connections, poignant conversations, and profound inspiration for the progress to come. Thank you for your ongoing support of Education Pioneers. We wish you all the best in 2018. With gratitude, The Education Pioneers Team If you’re inspired by the work ahead for EP and Pioneers nationwide, we would welcome your investment in our work as we head into the new year.

One year ago: #EP2016

Exactly one year ago, more than 400 education leaders and change makers came together in San Francisco for a truly inspiring event: the 2016 Education Pioneers Conference. The wealth of knowledge joining us at the conference was palpable. From our keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, the Founder and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, or our Black Men in Education pane l where panelists tackled the realities of the low percentage of black men in the classroom and in the education sector as a whole -- we encouraged courageous, and sometimes tough, conversations. Now as we come upon its...

What We’re Chattering: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Julienne Devita / American Word Magazine At EP, our team is spread across the country. One of the tools we use to connect to each other daily is Salesforce Chatter! There, we give updates on our work, ask questions of each other, and share what we’re reading. As a community, we at Education Pioneers celebrate and work together to stay educated and engaged in regards to our different cultures and identities. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is not only one of our core values; it guides us in how we foster and develop our relationships with one another. Over the past month, we’ve celebrated...

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...

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