Why a Network?
Students need champions.
Americans have long believed in the promise of education as the great equalizer. And for just as long, advocates—including students, parents, Civil Rights leaders, educators, and business leaders—have served as champions working to make that promise a reality for every student, in every community.
Champions need support.
Though progress has been made, there is still much work to be done to help millions of students access the educational opportunities, resources, and experiences they need to achieve a future without limits. Advocating for policy changes to improve education is exceptionally challenging work. The champions who pursue it need peers, resources, and support to sustain and strengthen their efforts for students.
That’s where we come in.
As a network designed by and for education advocates, the PIE Network builds connections, creates relationships, and facilitates collaboration among a diverse and dedicated group of education advocates championing change. Through a combination of PIE Network’s formal programming and professional learning, 1:1 support, and informal connections, Network leaders leverage the power of connection to people, know-how, and ideas to spark ongoing innovation and maximize efforts to improve education policies and practices so that every student can succeed.