On May 9, IEL sent a letter to the Hill urging Congress to fund the Full-Service Community Schools program at $468 million for FY 2023, to match the President’s budget request. We received almost 200 sign-ons and were able to send a strong message to the Hill in support of $468 million for FY 2023!
Summary of legislative action this past month and a look-ahead to the next few weeks/month Policy by the People Agenda Congress is currently holding hearings in appropriations subcommittees to inform their FY 23 proposed budgets. Please see below for a helpful timeline of the federal budget process (credit to Bloomberg Government, https://about.bgov.com/brief/your-guide-to-navigating-the-federal-budget-process/). Alongside any advocacy …
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 …
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 …
Keeping our kids safe and healthy, and in turn protecting our communities, should be our priority. As an organization with a platform and a wide network of leaders, we have a responsibility to mobilize our communities to take action and continue to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. With the fresh recommendation by the Centers …
Contact: Leilah Mooney Joseph202-822-8405 x 131 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) President Johan E. Uvin issued the following statement this week after Elizabeth Warren became the third presidential candidate in recent months to include the Community Schools Strategy in her education platform. Warren’s plan …
A president’s budget request is typically the first step in a long process of determining how we should prioritize our resources. The president had a real opportunity to do right by our children. He chose a wall instead.
The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule change that would change the threshold for becoming what the government defines as “public charge” and make it more difficult for immigrants using certain public services to obtain citizenship or change visa status.
Mark Kabban, a 2018 Meade Fellow, met with education and policy influencers during a week-long visit to Washington, D.C. The fellowship provided him with an opportunity to meet with organizations working on immigrant and refugee issues.
Yesterday, June 19, we recognized Juneteenth, which commemorates on June 19, 1865 the end of slavery in the United States two years after President Lincoln legally abolished it. One hundred and fifty-three years later, our country is guilty of trading shackles for cages to remove children from their parents and confine them, justified by a …
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 …
Dissolving DACA goes against American values of fairness and opportunity. Thousands of people chose to courageously to step forward and enroll in this program so they could work, go to school, and contribute to our society.
Budgets reflect values and priorities.The Administration’s proposed budget cuts services that help families get ahead in the economy and participate in democracy.
President Trump’s proposed budget for FY 2018 eliminates or severely cuts many programs that support youth, families, and communities.
IEL expresses deep concern about the impact President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget would have on the young people, families, and communities supported by IEL’s work.
The Department of Labor, in collaboration with the Council of State Governments and National Conference of State Legislatures, released a report based on the career development work of IEL and it’s partners.
This spirit of shared learning and best practices was reflected in IEL’s gathering of over 80 leaders from 27 districts and 17 state departments of education to discuss family and community engagement.
On October 24, IEL will convene Learning Lab in Washington, D.C. on Family & Community Engagement at 9:00 a.m. EST. The U.S. Department of Education will live stream the event online.
On February 23, IEL and Boston University will host a congressional briefing on how states use individualized learning plans to prepare students for college and careers.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon approved a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Oregon, and private plaintiffs to resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Today, the president signed the new Every Student Succeeds Act, the nation’s most significant federal education law, replacing the often unpopular and problematic No Child Left Behind Act.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded 12 new Full-Service Community School grants to a mix of school districts, community-based organizations, and an institution of higher education.
VIDEO: Mary Kingston Roche, public policy manager for IEL’s Coalition for Community Schools, give us the latest PolicyPulse! update on Congress’ efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration just released official guidance for states, local areas, and youth service providers for implementing the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth activities.