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Bakari Ukuu moved to Kansas City as a Teach For America corps member in 2012. He is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma (and is very excited to hear EP is expanding there in 2018 ), but found his place in Kansas City and decided to put down roots. While an instructional coach, Ukuu joined Education Pioneers and worked in the Kansas City Public Schools in the Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development department where he helped embed social justice standards and develop culturally-responsive curriculum, while also delivering districtwide professional development. We talked to Bakari, now...
Last week I shared some national education resources but what if you’re excited about opportunities in a specific locations and want to start your local homework now? Here are some local Education Pioneers directors’ takes on their favorite and most informative educational news sources that help them stay on top of trends and discussions within their communities.
You’re inspired, you’re passionate, you’ve just received your invitation for an in-depth interview and you’re ready to sell your experience about why you’re going to make an exceptional Fellow, but… BUT you’re not really sure why Betsy DeVos was a controversial choice for Secretary of Education, the argument between charter school vs traditional public school vs school vouchers alludes you, and you once thought Common Core was a pilates ab workout.
In this Q&A with two Education Pioneers leaders — Melissa Wu , Chief Program Officer and Sara Guderyahn , Vice President, Partner Strategy and Engagement — we dive into why EP has launched the Impact Fellowship and its vision to accelerate educational excellence and equity for all students. EP: Let’s dive in. What is the Impact Fellowship? Melissa Wu (MW) : The Impact Fellowship is an opportunity for aspiring changemakers to support equitable educational opportunities for all students while they grow as a leader and advance their careers — all in just 10 months. It combines a hands-on,...
Happy Holidays! From our network to yours, we wish you a season of meaningful connections, poignant conversations, and profound inspiration for the progress to come. Thank you for your ongoing support of Education Pioneers. We wish you all the best in 2018. With gratitude, The Education Pioneers Team If you’re inspired by the work ahead for EP and Pioneers nationwide, we would welcome your investment in our work as we head into the new year.