Who We Are

About Activate ED

The Activate ED campaign identifies top talent and provides them with tools, training, and support to make informed decisions that will have a transformative impact on student achievement.

Activate ED is a collaboration of three leading education organizations — The Broad Center, Education Pioneers, and the Strategic Data Project — to find and support America’s top talent to activate education.

Education is the most critical issue facing our nation today, and we need our country’s best to be engaged in all facets of education. There has never been a more exciting time to advance the important work of millions of teachers and school leaders.

We are specifically interested in helping find and support top leadership, management, and analytic talent, but are also providing a job board and resources to help anyone interested in activating education to find their path, to ensure that all students receive a world-class education.


The mission of The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems (TBC) is to raise student achievement by recruiting, training and supporting talented professionals from across America to become strong, transformative leaders in public education.

Education Pioneers, founded in 2003 in response to the shortage of leadership and management talent in the education sector, attracts, prepares and advances top leaders and managers to accelerate excellence in education.

The Strategic Data Project (SDP), housed at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University, partners with some of the nation’s largest school districts, school networks and state education agencies to transform the use of data in education.