EP COVID Response Fellowship Briefing

What leadership and general management talent does the K-12 sector need to meet the challenges of COVID-19? That’s the question Education Pioneers set out to answer when we first conceived of the COVID Response Fellowship in April 2020. At the time, we knew there would be an urgent response to the crisis, as well as a longer-term effort to recover and rebuild – but we couldn’t predict the details of the work. We are proud to share stories of impact from the EP COVID Response Fellowship, and to announce EP's new COVID Recovery Fellowship for 2022. Over the course of 12-month work placements...

Announcing Our 2021-2022 Impact Fellowship Cohort

Amidst a pivotal moment for student learning and recovery, we’re proud to announce the 49 rising leaders who join the 2021-2022 EP Impact Fellowship -- one of our signature programs . This cohort of 49 is more than twice the size of last year’s cohort -- growth that exceeded even our own expectations, and a proof point that project managers, analysts, and other implementation specialists are needed now more than ever. Together, our new Fellows will provide capacity to 38 education organizations that serve 2.5M+ students nationwide. Read on to learn more about our cohort, and to see the full...

Education Pioneers 2021 Annual Report

Dear Friends, There are so many lessons from the turmoil of the past 18 months, but I keep coming back to one: leadership is so often the catalyst that can turn crisis into opportunity. In our schools and communities, we can’t wait to react; we need to have the right leaders in the right place at the right time. The Education Pioneers network is full of the leaders K-12 needs: 4,500 Alumni -- 3,000+ of whom still work in education -- who press onwards through trauma and fatigue to serve students and families during COVID-19, as well as nearly 50 new Fellows who raised their hands to...

Impact Report: 2020-2021 Impact Fellowship

In Fall 2020, EP welcomed an eager and diverse group of 23 rising problem solvers, data analysts, and strategic thinkers inspired to help K-12 organizations implement strategic priorities during an unprecedented year. Today, we're proud to celebrate the impact of our 2020-2021 EP Impact Fellows , our first virtual 10-month cohort in one of our signature programs . Read on for a summary of their accomplishments and learning. #WeAreEP

Education Pioneers 2020 Annual Report

Dear Friends, It is with pride and gratitude that we share our 2020 Annual Report. 2020 was an unprecedented year for us as a nation. And it’s impossible to separate EP’s work and mission from the traumas of an unrelenting global pandemic, a difficult reckoning with racial justice, and a highly divisive political climate. Leadership matters, and never more than in moments of crisis. We are proud that EP was able to transform and innovate in order to advance our mission of catalyzing leaders at all levels to drive systemic change. We moved our Fellowships virtual, welcomed 80 new Pioneers, and...

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...

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...

What Does It Mean To Be An Agent of Change?

Agents of Change is a beloved tradition among EP Alums. They gather to reconnect, hear from transformational leaders in education, and leave feeling inspired and renewed to be agents of change. In Chicago, the EP Chicago Alumni Board has amplified this annual event to celebrate the impact of our most EPic Chicago Alumni and EP Chicago’s work to drive improved educational outcomes for students. This event is open to all and happening on Friday, June 14, 2019. Save the date and join us! As a middle school teacher for fifteen years I'd often tell my students that if we all worked on trying to...

Black History Month: Stories that are Inspiring, Challenging, Changing, and Informing Us

At Education Pioneers, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is one of our core values and a core part of our work both internally and externally. DEI is the work we do, the experiences we have, the organization we want to build, and the world we want to live in. It isn’t just our core mission—DEI is personal, challenging, and institutional. One important action we can take to live our DEI core value is intentionally build a fuller understanding of our national history, and especially black history which is too often overlooked, marginalized, or relegated to only being discussed in February...

EP Shows its Pride

Catalyzed by the Pulse shooting during Pride Month in 2016 , the need and purpose for an intentional LGBTQ+ space internally for EP staff became clear. The important work of our EP Pride affinity group* started within two weeks with EP staff member Dan Rosenstein leading the charge to ensure those who identify as LGBTQ+ have a supportive community in the workplace. EP Pride’s impact and offerings continue to ramp up in scope and depth since it began two years ago. Today, nearly 25 percent of EP staff participate regularly in EP Pride meetings and activities. Staff have access to a regularly...

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