Around the country, districts are strug
From March 2020 to March 2021, the fede
LEE Member Priya Cook currently
"All these experiences empowered me to use my voice and experience in the classroom to be an advocate for the students I work with and their families.”
Taylor McGraw is helping students in Ne
“The coaching through the Fellowship may have been the most impactful thing when it came to tackling issues as they came up in my work. My coach was able to give resources or new ways of thinking about an issue to find a solution.”
“We had an idea, the passion, and determination to support our immigrant community, and LEE helped provide guidance and samples to express and actualize our vision. The courses and support of LEE staff were helpful in providing necessary resources in the early stages of our venture."
"I see what I do as part of a movement to shift the former mode of education reform by empowering those who work on the front lines and engaging diverse stakeholders in a way that transforms hearts and minds for the betterment of students."
“In a perfect world, no one will have to look out of their communities to find quality education."
“For now, I am choosing to remain in the classroom, educating future generations of leaders and scholars who will undoubtedly change the field of education for the better.”
"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?"
"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."
"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, a sixth-generation Washin
Given our colonized status, asserting our educational sovereignty is the antidote for ending educational inequity.
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.
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.
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.
Join The Leadership Conference Education Fund for the virtual launch on November 29, 2016, at 1 PM ET.
The presidential race may have stolen t
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.
LEE member, Sanford Johnson, returns to his home state of Mississippi to focus on education policy and advocacy through his organization Mississippi First.
The troubled rollout of the Common Core effort in New York represents a setback in the advance of education reform in the Empire State.