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Education Pioneers Recognized as Top Nonprofit in Bay Area and Washington, D.C.

In 2013, Education Pioneers celebrates our 10 year anniversary. We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our Fellows and Partners over the years, and 2012 was no exception. In December, Philanthropedia ranked EP fourth out of 162 education nonprofits making a significant impact on education in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over two months, Philanthropedia surveyed 99 experts working in education in the Bay Area, with an average of 19 years of work experience in the field, to identify the organizations that were making the biggest positive impact on a local level. According to...
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Frances McLaughlin Named President of Education Pioneers

AN UPDATE FROM SCOTT MORGAN, FOUNDER & CEO Happy New Year! This year promises to be an exciting one. It's hard to believe that 10 years ago this June I drove from San Jose to Sacramento to file the papers to form Education Pioneers. I wasn't sure if my car could make the trip, but I believed without a doubt that Education Pioneers could make an impact on the lives of millions of children. I hope you agree that we are well on our way. In Good to Great, Jim Collins writes that, "The most important decisions that [leaders] make are not ‘what' decisions, but ‘who' decisions." I couldn't agree...
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Education Pioneers Joins Activate ED, New Campaign To Transform Education

Today we are pleased to share some exciting news: Education Pioneers has joined a new collaboration to help accelerate our mission to transform education into the best led and managed sector in the U.S.! Thanks to a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we have partnered with The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems and the Strategic Data Project , part of Harvard's Center for Education Policy Research, to form Activate ED ( www.activate-ed.org ). Our new partners in Activate ED have parallel missions: to place top leadership, management and analytic talent...
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Michelle Rhee, Founder & CEO of StudentsFirst, Talks Ed Leadership with EP Analyst Fellows

The former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools discusses her approach to managing a school system with over 45,000 students. Not long after Michelle Rhee settled into her post at the helm of D.C. Public Schools in 2007 she was forced to close down 23 schools. This decision put Rhee in the middle of one of the biggest education reform controversies of the decade and forced her to rethink everything she thought she knew about education leadership. In a recent talk with Education Pioneers Analyst Fellows, Rhee shared her lessons learned and offered advice for the Fellows, who have recently begun...
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Education Leaders and Education Pioneers Analyst Fellows Gather to Discuss the Future of Our Schools

In early October, some of the nation's top education leaders and analysts gathered to discuss a brighter future for America's students at Education Pioneers' first National Analyst Fellowship Convening. Education Pioneers' first National Analyst Fellowship Convening brought together 61 Analyst Fellows, an impressive group of education leaders from diverse organizations, and keynote speakers, all focused on closing the achievement gap in America's education system and finding the best ways to use data in schools. The Education Pioneers Analyst Fellowship places top talent with analytical...
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Looking Ahead: Education Pioneers’ Next Decade

At Education Pioneers, we have a bold vision for our next decade of work: to attract, prepare and advance 10,000 top leaders, managers, and analysts to transform education into the best led and managed sector in the U.S. economy so that all students receive a high-quality education. We wanted our brand to match that bold vision. For us, it is an exciting and timely milestone to match our ambitious goals with a refreshed brand. To reshape our brand, we started with our people: our Fellows and Alumni. That is, the more than 1,600 people who we've prepared to step into high-impact positions and...

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