A Q&A with Ryan Romaneski, EP Director of Partner Strategy

In this Q&A with Rocketship Education, Ryan Romaneski, Education Pioneers' Director of Partner Strategy and a 2013 Alumnus of the Graduate School Fellowship, shares his thoughts on leadership, EP partnerships, and the keys to attracting our nation's best and brightest to careers in education.

Leadership Story: Isabel Morales, 2013 Graduate School Fellow, Los Angeles

I received a card from a student last month, which read: "You're such an inspiration for me because I see how much a girl from Boyle Heights has accomplished and I think to myself, I can do it as well." I am my students. I feel like I say that a lot, but sometimes, people need reminding. My elementary years were spent in a one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood that my mother, father, sister, and I shared. Our living room was frequently converted into a bedroom, a temporary refuge for uncles who had fought with their wives and needed a place to go, or family members who had just crossed over from...

EP Celebrates First-Generation College Students

Increasing the number of diverse leaders in education, and especially first generation college-goers, has always been a key priority at Education Pioneers. Of the more than 2,000 Alumni in our network, nearly 20% are the first in their family with a bachelor's degree. To celebrate these leaders, and to help inspire the next generation, EP is excited to support a new campaign: Proof Point Day.