Events

December 2023 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 I: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $74 Million to Expand Full-Service Community Schools: The U.S. Department of Education announced grants to support 30 additional local educational agencies, nonprofits, and other public or private organizations and institutions […]

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IEL and Coalition for Community Schools Statement on The Biden-Harris Administration’s $74 Million Expansion of Full-Service Community Schools

November 30, 2023For Immediate Release Media Contact:Mia Perry PerryM@iel.org The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL)made the following statement following The U.S. Department of Education announcement of $74 million in Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) grants this week: Eddie Koen, President of IEL, expressed, “We applaud the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to expanding Full-Service Community Schools (FSCS) across the

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November 2023 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 I: Mike Johnson elected Speaker of the House: On October 25th, Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA-4) was elected the 56th Speaker of the House. His election came after three weeks of House Republicans attempting to

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October 2023 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  I: Federal Appropriations process extended through a Continuing Resolution: On September 30, President Biden signed a 71-page bill, initiating a continuing resolution to keep the government open until November 17th.   II: Speaker of the

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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 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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Partners for Community College Student Success and Economic Growth in Appalachia

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) hosted a 3-day virtual convening, Partners for Community College Student Success and Economic Growth in Appalachia, designed to bring together experts and learners from across Appalachia to lift up partnerships that grow enrollment, increase student success, and provide a workforce that promotes economic development and regional prosperity. Participants heard

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IEL’s 2022 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference Reflects, Transforms, and Soars with 3,500 Educators and Practitioners in L.A.

By Eddie Koen  Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining over 3,500 people at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where we came together to share, learn, and inspire one another in the work we do to build leadership around educational equity. For many, it was the first time in almost three years we

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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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2024 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference (CSxFE)

The 2024 Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference will be in Atlanta, Georgia, May 29-31! The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is proud to host the 2024 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference in Atlanta! This national conference brings together people from across the country who believe all children deserve a safe place to

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Register now for the 2021 National Family and Community Engagement Conference!

The National Family and Community Engagement Conference is an annual convening where state leaders, school and district leaders, administrators, educators, non-profits, community-based organizations, researchers and families come together to focus on solutions that enhance and expand engagement through family-school-community partnerships. With pre-conference sessions, site visits, plenaries, workshops, deep dive sessions and more, it is an

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Listen to Us: Youth with Disabilities Speak Up During the Pandemic

What do we know? The prevalence of disability among youth (ages 14-24) is 6.1% nationally, but rates vary from 10.1% in Maine to 4.1% in Hawaii (Cheng & Shaewitz, 2019). In every state, youth with disabilities are less likely to graduate high school, enter and complete postsecondary education, or enter employment (ibid). Youth with disabilities

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Rising Up For Equity in the Face of Two Pandemics

Building a New Normal Together: A Virtual Summit on Community Schools and Family Engagement 20 days, 80 sessions, 100 hours, and one giant opportunity for more than 2,000 participants to come together and share their collective knowledge and experience, to inspire each other in these uncertain, challenging times. That’s what our first ever virtual summit

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Pandemic Further Erodes Rights of People with Disabilities

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the inequalities in our country, and this is especially true for people with disabilities.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2019 that people with disabilities make up nearly 26% of our population—1 in 4 Americans. Opportunity youth with disabilities, defined as young people between the ages

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Rise Up for Equity with IEL in 2019

In tandem with our new strategic plan, IEL recently launched the Rise Up for Equity campaign to support leadership development, workforce development, disability rights, and communities of practice, through both national and community based initiatives across the country. There are numerous opportunities to support IEL in boldly mobilizing leaders for impact – visit our website. 

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Rise Up for Equity on #GivingTuesday with IEL

IEL is asking our networks, partners, advocates, and those new to IEL’s work to #RiseUpforEquity on the global day of giving, #GivingTuesday, November 27th. On the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, you’ll have the chance to join people around the world to support IEL initiatives that close access and achievement gaps in education and workforce development through innovation

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IEL and Harvard Graduate School of Education Announce 2018 Meade Fellows

Washington, DC – April 9, 2018 – IEL and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) announce the 2018 Meade Fellows: Mark Kabban and Lance Huffman. The Meade Fellowship provides an opportunity for HGSE students to travel to Washington, D.C., visit leading education and related organizations, and meet with chief architects of change in education policy.

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Hands without Guns: A Statement by Johan Uvin Against Gun Violence

Last week I was working on finalizing a contract agreement when, I heard voices and cars honking. I got up, walked to the corner window of my office and I saw a group of young students gathered around the intersection holding up signs and cheering each other on in protest of the lack of significant

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Samuel Halperin Youth Public Service Award Winner Announced

The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) are pleased to announce that Santos Amaya Guevara has been named this year’s Halperin Youth Award winner. Santos will be recognized for her commitment to public service during the annual Halperin Lecture and Youth Award event on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. She

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