We’re proud to announce the COVID Response Fellowship

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Dear Pioneers, partners, supporters and friends of EP, As COVID-19 rages on and the 2020-2021 academic year begins, school leaders are wrestling with hard choices and conflicting priorities around community safety, student learning, and budget constraints. Eighty-five percent of the 20 largest U.S. school districts are starting remote-only. Studies are simultaneously projecting that existing achievement gaps will widen by another 15-20% as low-income and students of color face distance learning inequities — all while there’s a national spotlight on racial injustice. There are no playbooks for...

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. We are outraged by the recent racially motivated murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade — and by the countless other acts of violence and injustice that have occurred over the course of our country’s racist history. Today and always, Education Pioneers stands in solidarity with the Black community — those on our staff, in our network of Alumni and Fellows, and in the communities we serve. This moment again shines a light on white supremacy and its imprint on our society and our systems. Our schools are not immune: massive inequities exist...

10 Application Tips for the EP Impact Fellowship

The Impact Fellowship is a comprehensive professional and leadership development experience that offers data-focused strategic professionals an opportunity for: Leadership Development: Learning and leadership development opportunities alongside a group of like-minded peers, with a focus on adaptive and inclusive leadership Professional Network of Connections: Access to and participation in a broader network of leaders having impact throughout the education ecosystem Social Impact: Opportunities for direct impact through placement with an education organization To help you put your best foot...
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Walking (Learning, and Leading) in Memphis

Last week EP Fellows from across the country gathered in Memphis as part of their Impact Fellowship leadership development programming. These convenings are a space for Fellows to develop and deepen relationships amongst the cohort while gaining context on the current education landscape in a specific location (in this case Memphis) and drawing connections between Memphis and the education sector in their own city. Throughout the two-day convening Fellows had an opportunity to interact with each other, meet local leaders, and explore Memphis’ rich historical and education landscape. ARRIVING...
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Giving Tuesday 2019

Ready. Set. Go. Today is Giving Tuesday! It is a global day of giving back to the causes you care about. Support our #GivingTuesday Campaign today: Donate now on our website or via our fundraiser on Facebook (they’re matching dollar for dollar!) Share why you care about & support EP with your family & friends (here’s a handy toolkit to get started). Money raised will support EP’s work to close the opportunity gap by attracting and developing talented, equity-minded professionals to lead and implement critical policies and practices that positively impact students, schools, and...

Education Pioneers 2019 Annual Report

Dear Friends, It is with great pride that we share our 2019 Annual Report. This was a pivotal year for EP, an inflection point to position us for an even stronger future. We are excited to share the story of our journey with you. Thank you to those who have contributed to our impact along the way. We ended our fiscal year clearer than ever on the need for our work and where we can grow. Building leadership capacity in education is more important than ever. By attracting talented professionals to the sector and advancing their readiness for leadership, we’re catalyzing the collective effort...

Summer 2019 EP Fellowship Wrap-up Report

This summer was our 15th year of Fellowships cohorts — 110+ new Pioneers joined summer cohorts across the country and now we're thrilled to welcome them into our nationwide network of 4,300+ Alumni. The application for next summer's cohort is now open . Read the full press release. The priority deadline for the Summer Fellowship’s application is December 18, 2019. Nearly 70% of Summer Fellows are selected from priority round applicants. — The Sojourner Truth School (@TruthMontessori) August 26, 2019 The application for the EP Summer Fellowship is now open . Read the full press release. We are...
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15th Summer of Education Pioneers Fellowship Cohorts

Each summer, EP is thrilled to welcome the newest class of Pioneers into our nationwide network. In 2019 — our 15th year of Fellowships cohorts — 110+ new Pioneers will join summer cohorts across the country. Welcome, Pioneers! The talented professionals chosen to participate in the selective, 10-week EP Summer Fellowship are rising leaders who are eager to put their skills to work for school districts, charter management organizations, state education agencies, and other major organizations working in public education on behalf of our nation’s highest-need students. EP provides participants...
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Chicago Agents of Change: Celebrating A Decade of Impact

Photo credit: Duo Tang On June 14, EP Alums, supporters, and friends of EP Chicago gathered at the University Club of Chicago to celebrate 10 years of impact in Chicago and honor 10 EP Alums for their continued contributions to the Chicago education sector. In 2009, EP launched in Chicago. The first cohort was 20 Fellows; 10 years later there are nearly 400 EP Alumni in Chicagoland, 75% of whom continue to work in education. We were honored and humbled to celebrate a decade of impact among those who have been instrumental to our story in the city of Chicago. Catch all the highlights below,...
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Wrap-up: Our Inaugural Cohort of Impact Fellows

We're pleased to be wrapping up our inaugural cohort of the Impact Fellowship . Our three cohorts across the country participated in “capstone” recently, and while some may continue on at their placement, this ends the programming component of the Impact Fellowship. Read on for a glimpse into the past 10 months — the leaders they met, the cohort connections they built, and the work they did. We're also looking forward to our second cohort of Impact Fellows! Join us: If you're interested in becoming an EP Impact Fellow, the final date to apply for the 2019-2020 program is May 23 . If you're an...

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