Live on Local 24 Midday: Education Pioneers

Live on Local 24 Midday: Education Pioneers

A national non-profit group is making a stop in Memphis to help bring new education leaders to Tennessee.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A national non-profit group is making a stop in Memphis to help bring new education leaders to Tennessee.

"Education Pioneers" is launching its first Tennessee Fellows class next week, and the Executive Director for the Southern Region, John Troy, joins Local 24 Midday to talk about the program.

Their goal is to recruit and train 80 new education leaders for Tennessee by 2015.

Education Pioneers will connect key education organizations, including school districts such as the Achievement School District, charter schools, and education nonprofits, with Education Pioneers Fellows who have the skills needed to create effective systems and support teachers’ and principals’ important work to increase student achievement.

Education Pioneers recruits top graduate students in business, policy, law and education from premier universities such as Harvard, Stanford, Rice,the University of North Carolina, the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Duke.

The organization also helps their rapidly growing network of Alumni advance into high-impact leadership roles in the field, including district administrators, nonprofit executives, policymakers, and philanthropists. Beyond their Fellowships, more than 70 percent of Education Pioneers’ Alumni in the workforce have chosen to work full-time in the education sector.

Numerous local and statewide education organizations will benefit from Education Pioneers’ Tennessee program during 2013. Organizations participating in the 2013 program include: the Achievement School District, KIPP Memphis, Gestalt Community Schools, LEAD Public Schools, the Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust, Promise Academy, the Tennessee Charter School Incubator, and the Tennessee Department of Education.

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