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José Muñoz, Director of the Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership, to Assume Role as President of the Education Commission of the States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C., January 4, 2024 – The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) congratulates José Muñoz, IEL’s Senior Director of the Coalition for Community Schools, on his new role as the President of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). This serves as a testament to his exceptional leadership and impact he has […]

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Institute for Educational Leadership Announces New Board Member Gregory Hatcher of Murmuration

Washington, D.C. — November 27, 2023 — The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Gregory Hatcher to our Board of Directors. Gregory brings a wealth of experience fostering partnerships and collaboration, and a strong commitment to educational equity, making him an invaluable addition to our Board. Gregory Hatcher serves

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Level Up for Success! IEL to Host National Community Schools & Family Engagement Conference Kickoff Event in Atlanta with Community Partners

October 11, 2023 Atlanta, GA – The Institute for Educational Leadership is excited to host the Kickoff Event for the 2024 National Community Schools & Family Engagement Conference this week on October 13th in Atlanta. The 2024 National Community Schools & Family Engagement Conference (CSxFE), scheduled for May 29 – 31, 2024, in Atlanta is

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IEL Welcomes Dr. Stacy Holland of Elevate 215 as New IEL Board Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Stacy Holland as the Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) new Board Chair. Dr. Holland is the Executive Director at Elevate 215, a nonprofit that serves as a catalyst for advancing educational outcomes in Philadelphia. Their vision is for Philadelphia schools to be designed as vivid and

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Tauheedah Jackson, Director of The EdRedesign Lab’s Institute for Success Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Joins IEL Board

IEL is pleased to announce that Tauheedah Jackson, former IEL Director of Place-Based Strategy and Community School Initiatives and current Inaugural Director of The EdRedesign Lab’s Institute for Success Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has joined IEL’s Board of Directors. Tauheedah partners with local communities and nationwide networks, intermediaries, and other organizations

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The Institute for Educational Leadership Hosts 2023 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference To Advance Equitable Education, Partnering with the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Office of Children and Families to Showcase Local Exemplary Practices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philadelphia, PA – June 1, 2023 – The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is excited to announce the 2023 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference, hosted in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Office of Children and Families.  Over 4,000 participants will gather at the Philadelphia Marriott

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Inaugural IEL Youth Education Policy Fellowship Cohorts Graduate, Present Policy Projects

The first ever Youth Education Policy Fellowship, led by the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Immigrant and Refugee Youth Leadership Coordinator Sabrina Sheikh, was created to strengthen engagement, and increase advocacy capacity for youth connected to Community Schools. On May 7th, IEL and the Coalition for Community Schools celebrated the hard work that these inaugural students have

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IEL Statement on Passing of Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is saddened by the recent passing of Judith “Judy” Heumann, an icon in the disability inclusion movement, and longtime friend and mentor of IEL. Although we mourn this great loss, Judy’s vast legacy of disability rights advocacy will forever have an impact on people living with disabilities, including children

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The Coalition for Community Schools Celebrates 42 Full-Service Community Schools Grants Being Awarded

On behalf of the Coalition for Community Schools, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) applauds the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that it has awarded a diverse group of 42 new Full-Service Community School grantees. The Department of Education launched its latest Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) Grant Competition in Summer 2022, and the Coalition

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IEL Appoints Michael Sims, Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis at Scholastic, to Board of Directors

IEL is pleased to announce that Michael ‘Mike’ Sims has joined IEL’s Board of Directors. Mike is an accomplished financial professional, whose career has spanned over 18 years in accounting and finance. Half of his career has been dedicated to fulfilling the mission and financial stewardship of Scholastic, Inc., the beloved children’s publishing company.  For the

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IEL Supports Self-Advocates at Florida Advocacy Summit

 IEL staff joined the Family Café to facilitate the first Florida Advocacy Summit (funded through the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council), which included self-advocates with disabilities, family members, and allies. Together, the attendees created advocacy action plans to address barriers to affordable, accessible housing and transportation for people with disabilities in Florida.   The IEL team designed

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August 2022 IEL Federal Policy Update

Policy by the People Agenda Summary of federal policy action this past month and a look-ahead to the next few weeks/month Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act (H.R.8450): On July 20th, the House Committee on Education and Labor released the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill, to address the issue of child

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The Institute for Educational Leadership’s 2022 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference in L.A. to Bring Together over 3,000 Educators and Practitioners

Press Release May 18, 2022  Practitioners from Across Education Ecosystem Coming Together to Advance Effective Strategies for Student Outcomes (Los Angeles, June 1 – 3rd) – The 2022 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference is happening June 1st – 3rd at the Los Angeles Convention Center, hosted by the Institute for Educational Leadership, and

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IEL says “See you later – not goodbye” to Tauheedah Jackson, Director of Place-Based Strategy and Community School Initiatives, as she transitions to New Role

The IEL team congratulates Tauheedah Jackson, our Director of Place-Based Strategy and Community School Initiatives, as she begins her transition to a new role at Harvard’s EdRedesign Lab as the Inaugural Director of its Institute for Success Planning. We are forever grateful for all Tauheedah has done for our organization during her time at IEL,

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IEL Statement on Latest Slaughter of School Children in Texas Shooting

Massacre is the deadliest elementary school shooting since Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012 May 24th, 2022 Today we all mourn the devastating loss of 19 children and two adults that were killed at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Our work at the The Institute for Educational Leadership centers on children and the

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IEL Doubles Down on a Place-Based Strategy to Promote Racial, Disability Inclusion, and Education and Economic Equity

Welcome IEL’s four new Regional Deputy Directors Four Regional Deputy Directors join the IEL team to support our organization’s place-based strategy work, which strengthens our Coalition for Community Schools’ efforts to scale Community Schools in the Midwest, South, Northeast, and Western regions of the country. Building on IEL’s trusting relationships and core practices of leadership

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IEL Lauds the Historic Confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court

Written by Mary Kingston RocheThursday, April 7th, 2022 The Institute for Educational Leadership celebrates the confirmation of Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court following the Senate’s affirmative vote today. Hon. Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to be nominated and appointed to serve as a Supreme Court Justice in our

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IEL AMONG 40 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AWARDED BY NBA FOUNDATION

NBA Foundation Grant Supports RAMP Programming in Collaboration with Community Schools in Seven NBA Markets WASHINGTON D.C. – April 6, 2022 – The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is among 40 organizations to receive funding from the NBA Foundation to create employment opportunities, further career advancement, and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth throughout

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IEL Celebrates Increases for Key Federal Programs in the Recently Passed Omnibus; Supports the President’s Budget Request for FY 2023

March 30, 2022 In the recently passed omnibus appropriations bill that funds the federal government through September 30 of this year, IEL celebrates key historic increases for federal programs aligned with our Policy by the People agenda to advance equity and opportunity in education and workforce development. Specifically, we applaud the $45 million increase for

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MacKenzie Scott Donates $6 Million to Institute for Educational Leadership

MacKenzie Scott Donates $6 Million to Institute for Educational Leadership Largest Gift in IEL’s History Part of $3 Billion Given by Philanthropist to 465 Nonprofits  (Washington, D.C., March 24) The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is thrilled to announce that it has been gifted $6 million in unrestricted funds by Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, part of

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IEL Appoints Eddie Koen as President

“We are so excited to bring on such a dynamic and visionary president with experience as a funder and community nonprofit leader to advance the work of our organization. Eddie has worked successfully to close gaps in access and achievement in education and workforce development across the country. He understands the sensitivity and the urgency of our work to catalyze community-driven leadership and inspire equitable futures for youth and families,”

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Build Back Better Legislation Passes in the House, Bringing Support for People with Disabilities, Communities, Children and Youth, and More

The Build Back Better legislation can improve the lives many different groups and communities, including through support of individuals with disabilities of all ages and their families to complete their education, enter and succeed in postsecondary education, find competitive wage jobs, sustain careers, and receive appropriate levels of healthcare and services. Highlights of the Bill

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