Educacion 2020

Educacion 2020 is a Chilean civil society organization that works to ensure high-quality, inclusive education for all students in Chile. Born of a nationwide citizens movement in 2008, Educacion 2020 was founded on the principle that an equitable education system is the cornerstone of a more democratic, participative, and just society.

Educacion 2020
Republica 580
Santiago, RM 8370321
Chile
+56 2 2594 0120
http://www.educacion2020.cl
 BRIDGE Number: 1283713488

CEO

Mirentxu Anaya

Management Team

Mirentxu Ayana, Patricia Schaulsohn, Aintzane Lorca, Vanessa MacAuliffe, Myriam Aravena, Manuel Sepulveda

Board of Directors

Mario Waissbluth, Alejandra Mizala, Celia Alvarino, Jorge Navarrete, Juan Camus, Maria Ramirez, Patricia Politzer, Arnoldo Merino, Horacio Walker, Leonardo Moreno, Moises Paredes

Project Leaders

Aintzane Lorca de Urarte
Victor Morales

Mission

Educacion 2020 is a Chilean civil society organization that works to ensure high-quality, inclusive education for all students in Chile. Born of a nationwide citizens movement in 2008, Educacion 2020 was founded on the principle that an equitable education system is the cornerstone of a more democratic, participative, and just society.

Programs

Educacion 2020 utilizes an interconnected three-part strategy that includes: (1) capacity building in vulnerable public schools throughout the country; (2) expertise in the creation of robust education reform proposals, and; (3) a communications platform that empowers citizens to participate in the conversation. This innovative organizational structure allows Educacion 2020 to meet its dual objectives of sustained national legislative advocacy and the improvement of vulnerable schools. The ability to create technical legislative proposals that integrate first-hand knowledge of student needs with meaningful community input positions Educacion 2020 as a powerful national advocate for education reform. Established relationships with government and civil society stakeholders, strong community support, and frequent coverage in the national press allow Educacion 2020 to successfully advocate for smart public policies at the national level. The organization is composed of a diverse Board of Directors, an interdisciplinary staff with offices in Santiago and the Araucania region, and nearly 85,000 supporters. Educacion 2020 is principally funded by contributions from local and international foundations, multilateral agencies, and individual donors. Educacion 2020's innovative model and unparalleled communication strategy have distinguished it as one of the most prominent organizations in Chile and a leader throughout the region. The Educacion 2020 team pursues the goal of increasing access to high quality, inclusive education through sustained efforts in the areas described below. Center for Educational Leadership: Implementing Innovative Solutions in Vulnerable Classrooms Educacion 2020's Center for Educational Leadership (CLE) works directly with vulnerable public schools throughout the country and advocates for at-risk students with education stakeholders. By bridging the gap among schools, local governments, and private sector entities, the Center for Educational Leadership is able to increase access to resources, build institutional capacity, and improve teacher effectiveness. The CLE professional team includes, among others, ten highly skilled educators (three of whom are licensed in special education.) Drawing on years of experience and internationally recognized best practices in education, CLE staff implements trainings customized to meet the challenges of each classroom. School administrators, principals, and teachers participate in programs that build competency and sharpen leadership and technical skills. CLE experts empower these school leaders with tools to create stimulating, violence-free environments designed to maximize learning outcomes. Through CLE-led workshops, teachers learn to integrate innovative pedagogic material and results-driven methodology into curricula. CLE staff also utilizes interactive programming to work with students in areas like reading comprehension, civic education, self-esteem, and autonomous thinking. Reflecting Educacion 2020's community focus, CLE experts work with parents on issues such as effective communication with teachers and the importance of supporting their child's academic development. Regular feedback from CLE staff allows Educacion 2020's legislative team to create proposals that realistically address Chile's education needs. This feedback also allows the Communications team to launch campaigns that raise national awareness about Chile's educational challenges. Educacion 2020's Communication Strategy: Empowering Citizens to Participate in the Conversation Through the use of a creative, modern interface, Educacion 2020's communications team has built one of the strongest online and social media platforms in the region. With over 100,000 followers on Facebook and 180,000 Twitter followers, Educacion 2020 can survey and inform a massive network of stakeholders on a daily basis. Harnessing the power of its robust social media platform, Educacion 2020 generates clear, real-time analysis of education-related policy debates that regularly generate hundreds and in some cases thousands of online interactions in a single day. Infographics designed by Educacion 2020 staff allow citizens to connect with the process by translating complex information into an accessible format. Throughout the year, Educacion 2020 uses its social media presence to launch advocacy campaigns on a range of education issues. The campaign "A Mezclarse," launched in 2014, promotes inclusive education by highlighting discriminatory practices and providing school programming to combat them. An interactive online platform also allows individuals and civil society representatives to submit visual images representing classroom diversity. "A Mezclarse" generated 30 million social media impressions during the first two weeks of the campaign, and President Michelle Bachelet praised the initiative in a letter read aloud at the campaign's official launch event. In an effort to further amplify the voice of civil society in public policy decisions, in 2015 Educacion 2020 launched an online observatory to promote government accountability. The observatory, called "Tenemos Que Hablar" ("We Have To Talk"), provides a user-friendly platform through which individuals and civil society representatives can track government progress on education-related legislation. The success of this campaign reinforces Educacion 2020's conviction that a vibrant democracy depends on empowered citizens working as true advocates for change. Legislative Expertise: Engaging with Decision Makers and Proposing Concrete Solutions Educacion 2020 is a key stakeholder in the national education debate, which many experts would point to as the most relevant policy issue in Chile today. The organization's legislative advocacy team creates collaborative and technically robust proposals designed to improve quality and inclusiveness at all levels. (This includes specific reforms in the areas of preschool, middle/high school, technical school, and university education.) President Bachelet's 2015 Inclusion Law, which overhauls Chile's education system and levels the playing field for historically excluded students, includes significant proposals from Educacion 2020's 2013 Legislative Roadmap. Radio, television, and printed media entities depend on Educacion 2020 for analysis and interviews, and its policy experts make regular appearances on CNN and other international outlets. In the last two years alone, Educacion 2020's legislative team has published 80 opinion columns on education reform and participated in 45 seminars, panels, and round tables. The powerful Education Committees in both houses of Congress rely on Educacion 2020 for guidance when formulating all major legislative projects, and in 2015 staff experts have formally been called on to participate in Congressional hearings on five different pieces of educational reform legislation. When announcing Adriana Delpiano as Chile's new Minister of Education in June of 2015, President Bachelet included Ms. Delpiano's tenure as Educacion 2020's Executive Director among her most relevant qualifications. Blazing the Trail: Educacion 2020's Local, National, and International Leadership Educacion 2020 regularly lends its legislative advocacy, social media, and programming expertise to civil society initiatives. Recent collaborations include programs to eliminate violence against women and girls, reduce gender bias in education, and promote the rights of migrants. Educacion 2020 also coordinates "Populusaurio," a network of 22 Chilean civil society organizations that work on a range of human rights issues. In recent years, Educacion 2020 has actively pursued opportunities to share best practices from its own successful model, including an August 2015 workshop conducted in Medellin for the Colombian civil society organization "Todos Por la Educacion" ("Everyone for Education.") In 2013, Educacion 2020 received a 3 million grant from the European Union to lead a network of 14 prominent civil society organizations working on education issues in Latin America. This three-year grant concludes at the end of 2016. In its capacity as coordinator of the Latin American Education Network (REDUCA), Educacion 2020 facilitates regional collaboration on public policy issues related to education through ongoing virtual and in-person consultations. In 2015, Educacion 2020 launched the REDUCA Observatory. This interactive online platform keeps governments in check by providing citizens and civil society representatives the ability to monitor and report on government commitments related to education policy. Educacion 2020 is currently working with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on a quarter-million dollar project to study public expenditures on education, promote transparency, and empower civil society to monitor these policy decisions.

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