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Shawnae Montagueo

"The kids were always and always will be capable. But what do our policies and systems of support say about our expectations of those we deem responsible for their learning?"

Winford Adams

"My theory of change relies heavily on the idea that my perspective — the perspective of a black, first-generation college graduate, and elected official — has been under-represented in the rooms where policy decisions are made."

Lisa Lazare

"I can see now the different ways that education intersects with politics, and why it’s critical to have voices advocating for students on all levels."

Tierra Jolly

Tierra Jolly, a sixth-generation Washingtonian, LEE member, and proud teacher, shares her story a

Dr. Edward Valandra

Given our colonized status, asserting our educational sovereignty is the antidote for ending educational inequity.

Irene Holtzman

Put your earbuds in and join us as a fly on the wall for Irene’s reflections on her path from 6th-grade teacher to executive director of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools.

Why mentors need not be older than you, and how to find the people who will sustain you personally and professionally.

I wasn’t the dumb kid, I was the dyslexic kid. The way they were teaching me wasn’t the way I learned. Reaching these kids and saving them the heartache is what motivates my work.

Our conversation with Kaya Henderson packs a punch, and not in the way you might assume if you know much about this former Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools.

"The key is to have a belief system that is child-centered.

For LEE member Cymone Card, community organizing may be work that’s often overlooked, but she does it because of the powerful impact organizing can have.

Matt Candler

“You can go your whole career and do things to folks, thinking that it's the right th

Jim Shelton — president of education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, founding executive director of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, and former deputy secretary of education for the U.S. Department of Education — talks with us about everything from who’s getting it right in education to how he plans his days.

Oakland Promise will engage nearly 200,000 children and families to help ensure that all students graduate high school with the expectations, skills, and resources to complete college and be successful in the career of their choice.

President Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act on December 10, 2015

Join The Leadership Conference Education Fund for the virtual launch on November 29, 2016, at 1 PM ET.

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The presidential race may have stolen the spotlight this election season, but there were some imp

Aura Cely

LEE member Aura Cely (TFA San Antonio ’14) is a connector — of people, of resources, of ideas. She believes in the power of organizing to bridge gaps and bring neighbors together, and in making distinct resources to work in tandem and make an even greater impact.

Sanford Johnson

LEE member, Sanford Johnson, returns to his home state of Mississippi to focus on education policy and advocacy through his organization Mississippi First.

Common Core & Commonsense Can Coincide in NYS

The troubled rollout of the Common Core effort in New York represents a setback in the advance of education reform in the Empire State.