Education Pioneers is on a mission to improve K-12 education for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.

The Problem

In the U. S., only one in 10 low-income students and students of color are at or above proficiency in math by the 12th grade. Students falling behind – and potentially dropping out – is a problem for our entire nation. By 2020, it is estimated that the U.S. workforce will face a shortage of up to 1.5 million college graduates, and nearly 6 million high school dropouts will likely be unemployed because they lack necessary skills and a diploma.

Our Solution

Founded in 2003, Education Pioneers recruits and develops talented students and professionals from diverse backgrounds to work for K-12 school districts, charter schools, and other education organizations. Our Pioneers work on issues related to data analysis, operations, finance, human resources, and more. They solve problems from outside of the classroom so students and teachers can thrive inside the classroom.

Watch EP Vice President of Leadership Development Julayne Austin Virgil explain Education Pioneers’ mission to recruit 10,000 transformational leaders into public education by 2023.

Leadership matters in education. A recent study found that, after classroom-based instruction, leadership within the education system most impacts how well students learn in school.

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