What is EPFP?

The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) is a nationally recognized fellowship program that engages a diverse and collaborative community of strategic leaders
to promote equitable education policy.

EPFP provides a unique professional development laboratory in which Fellows apply new insights and practice new skills. The program content explores three core elements of professional development – policy, leadership, and networking – which are built on a foundation of equity:

  • Fellows learn about the processes and outcomes of policy making and implementation at local, national, and state levels.
  • Fellows develop and expand the knowledge, skills, and practices of leaders able to effect positive change.
  • Fellows develop relationships with diverse colleagues and expand their ability to collaborate with others.

The National EPFP Content Framework lays out the knowledge, skills, and practices Fellows gain.

We value diversity in all aspects of the Fellowship program. We know that work toward equity may take many forms, but at a minimum addresses systemic barriers to opportunities. We know that equity and equality are not synonymous. In furtherance of these values:

  • We recruit to ensure diversity in Fellowship participants
  • We identify and address barriers to participation by a diverse group of Fellows
  • We include diverse perspectives in our curriculum, speakers, and programming
  • We intentionally address equity in the ways we study, examine, and influence policy, leadership, and networking

EPFP combines regular meetings and activities specific to each state-based site program with events of national scope to provide an enriching experience for many Fellows each year. In addition, several sites participate in regional leadership forums, State Capitol Hill Days, policy projects, and all Fellows attend the Washington Policy Seminar, EPFP's national capstone multi-day capacity building event, in Washington, DC. 


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