Help Louisiana Schools and the EP Family Rebuild

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Thousands of children, teachers, families, schools and communities in Louisiana have been hard-hit by devastating floods. And our extended EP family in Baton Rouge has also been affected. There are many ways that Pioneers can come together to support Louisiana students, families, and schools, and we wanted to share some ways to do that: · New Schools for Baton Rouge. At our EP Partner organization, New Schools for Baton Rouge, all nine of their schools were impacted , three were flooded, dozens of staff and teachers lost their homes, and hundreds of...

There's more than just #EP2016 happening in San Francisco this November!

If you are thinking about attending the #EP2016 Conference, it’s a great time to move that interest into action. We weren’t joking when we said this event was about picking your own adventure—both professionally and personally. Register now to secure one of our remaining early bird discounts - more than half are already sold out! In case you needed more reasons to take action. We will give you ten! Bragging rights matter - you could hit every activity on our list! #EP2016 Top Ten San Francisco Bucket-list Ride on a cable car (preferably with one arm outstretched, while singing loudly). The...

Raising Our Voices for Justice

This has been a tough summer for our nation – and our team at Education Pioneers – following the fatal shootings of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, five police officers in Dallas, and three police officers in Baton Rouge. These events have caused great anguish and outrage here at EP. And I can only begin to imagine how difficult this summer has been for families, children, and communities of color, and for all of those who have lost loved ones. Following a recent EP Town Hall meeting, a diverse group of EP staff,...

NewSchools Venture Fund’s Diverse Leaders Program Supports Education Pioneers Fellows

One of the most exciting (and fastest-growing) leadership programs at Education Pioneers is our Visiting Fellowship, which allows non-instructional leaders in education to participate in our intense, 10 weeks of programming along with a cohort of EP Fellows. Late last year, we received a grant from NewSchools Venture Fund to increase the number of our Visiting Fellows as part of their Diverse Leaders program. NewSchools is working to close the racial/ethnic demographic gap between leaders of education and the students they serve, partly by building strong talent pipelines so Black and Latino...

Celebrating Pride Month: What We’re Chattering

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. This June, to honor and celebrate LGBT Pride Month, we at EP were excited to share Pride versions of our EP logo with our network and on our social media channels. And the day before we planned to share them, the mass shooting happened at the gay club the Pulse in Orlando , and 49 innocent people were murdered. After the shooting, we came together as an organization, led by EP’...

#ProudPioneers: 2016 Education Pioneers Alumni Survey Results

We’re thrilled to explain some changes to how we survey our Alumni network and share some key insights we learned from our Pioneers this year: Streamlining our survey process for Pioneers. We heard from a lot of EP Alumni that we sometimes ask Alumni too many questions, too frequently, and without always sharing our findings in a timely or complete manner. In response, EP administered a new version of our Alumni Survey, which narrowed our list of survey items to the nine of the most essential “need to know” pieces of information. We are also randomly sampled our Alumni using a...

Doubling Down on Talent: Education Pioneers’ Important Evolution

Education Pioneers Important Evolution
There’s no silver bullet to transform education in the United States. But any promising strategy for “what” we do requires that we get the “who” right. At Education Pioneers, we focus on the “who.” All day. Every day. We know that providing a pipeline of exceptional talent for the education sector will reinvigorate, create, and sustain great American schools that do right by all children. Last week, we announced our plan to double down on the bet on talent by expanding our work so that we can bring thousands more exceptional leaders into the education sector.

Exciting News as #EPExpands

Today, Education Pioneers announced plans to improve and expand our work. By our 20th anniversary in 2023, we seek to develop 10,000 exceptional leaders from diverse backgrounds to support our partner organizations’ work on behalf of students nationwide. To enable us to get there, beginning today, we are recruiting for one program, the expanded Education Pioneers Fellowship, for talented emerging and established leaders.