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Building the Movement

Women in Public Leadership Program 2016

“It is important for me to be a connector, organizer and leader in my community to support all students and families on their journey.”

RST Summit

What do you get when you combine organizers from across the country, a year’s worth of major public action wins and a vision for an equitable future?

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.

 Nicole Baker-Fulgham

Combining her Christian faith and experiences as a teacher and education advocate, Nicole working to close the academic achievement gap by building networks of local congregations.

NOW Oakland

NOW is a weekend-long skill-building workshop offered regularly throughout the year for LEE members interested in using the power of organizing to change and advance policies, work with decision-makers, and put in place more systems that positively impact students.

LEE member Acasia Wilson Feinberg is the executive director of [Educators 4 Excellence] in Chicago, where teachers are carrying out an advocacy campaign for more professional development policies.

Teachers and former teachers are shaping their communities as elected leaders.

Miguel Solis, a LEE member and elected school board member in Dallas, is working diligently to ensure that the needs of all Dallas students are at the forefront of the conversation with other board members.

Thu Pham

After three years in the classroom, I was still yearning for a career that felt as equally meanin

Kirsten Schmitz

This time last year, I was already three weeks into my post-graduate job search; the fact that I

Mary Roaf

One of the biggest questions I have asked myself since walking into my 7th grade social studies c

Barbara Graves-Poller

How one LEE member sees education as a human right's issues and is using her law degree to fight for educational equity.

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.

Aixle Aman, LEE member

At the core of our work at LEE is the fundamental belief that educational inequity is a solvable

Four ways to kickstart a meaningful career

As a LEE member, you're always looking for a way to ensure that all children get a chance at receiving an excellent education. But in order to do that, you need the right job that's going to help you make the greatest impact. Here are four ways you can kickstart your career in educational equity.

Our schools and our students are suffering from injustices. It's time to do things differently. We need innovation, and now you can have the tools to something about it.

All Voices Matter

All voices are important, including yours, LEE members. That's why we're asking for your insight to help make our work more focused and effective. Please take 10 minutes to fill out our survey.

Jonathan Mansoori at LEE's Campaign Boot Camp

LEE's Campaign Boot Camp prepares members for the real world of running election campaigns.

5 Storytelling Tips That Will Help You Become a Better Leader

Learn how to become a better leader in the fight for educational equity with these five storytelling tips.

I continue to be inspired by our members’ enthusiasm for and dedication to transforming the inequities in educational opportunity that many children in our country face. I am also inspired by our partners’ efforts and everyone working to help all children reach their dreams.

What I Never Learned in Graduate School: Reflection on the 2014 LEE Policy and Advocacy Summer Fellowship

Katie Hagan reflects on her experience as a Policy & Advocacy Summer Fellow in 2014.

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) launches a new website for you, our 30,000-strong – and growing – membership.

Not all students have the opportunity to receive the education they need and deserve.

Growing the Movement

We are helping to build a diverse movement for educational equity led by and with communities, one that will hold decision-makers accountable and ensure that every child has the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Teach to Lead

LEE is pleased to announce that we are a supporter of Commit to Lead, a new online platform for educators to share ideas and commitments for teacher leadership.

Our Members

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) members are part of a movement of leaders who share an enduring commitment to educational equity and a deep belief in the potential of every child.

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically in their communities.

Policy Leadership Academy

More than 60 LEE members from across the nation converged on Washington, DC for LEE’s 2014 Policy Leadership Academy.

Few would have faulted LEE member Amanda Spoto if she had chosen to spend her Saturday somewhere else.

For LEE members Milagros Barsallo and Veronica Palmer, it all comes down to family.