At Education Board Partners, we care deeply about how and why we do the work. Our name reflects our core principles:
We are driven by the belief that every child deserves access to a high-quality education; we measure our success by whether schools are better, not whether boards are better. (We are educators first and foremost; everyone at EBP has spent time as a classroom teacher and/or working in schools.)
Volunteer boards in education — the boards of public charter schools, nonprofit education organizations, and autonomously-governed district schools — are a powerful force, operating independent of politics, to improve school quality, equity, and accountability. They bring valuable expertise and leadership experience and make decisions in close proximity to students, staff, and communities.
We partner with individuals and organizations across the country and at every level of the ecosystem — boards, school leaders, funders, policymakers, authorizers, education support organizations — who are working to improve outcomes for students.
Independently governed boards put in place the context for success, shield schools from the ever-changing forces of politics, and insist on results. Boards also provide charter schools with volunteer board members who bring valuable skills, experience, perspective, expertise, and resources that public schools often have a hard time accessing. And serving on the board of a public school gives those individuals the opportunity to play a meaningful role in their communities, contribute to improving public education, and make a real difference in the lives of children.