IEL Leaders

IEL Supports Parent Leaders’ call for healthy, equitable, and quality education

On Monday, July 20th, a group of national parent leader organizations released a letter to education leaders and policymakers laying out their clear guidelines for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. In order to safely and equitably resume schooling in the fall amidst the current global pandemic, health and safety must be a priority – for …

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Discussing Systemic Racism and Supporting Youth of Color

On Tuesday, June 30th, IEL’s Y-TAC hosted a “Discussion on Systemic Racism and Supporting Youth of Color” as part of Y-TAC’s Virtual Network series of peer-to-peer conversations for VR professionals. Their special guest Hasan Davis joined the discussion to talk about experiences of systemic racism that youth of color with disabilities regularly encounter and implications …

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Are We on the Brink of Something Big in Career Pathways?

IEL’s president Johan E. Uvin published an article in the Council on Adult Basic Education Journal’s recent special edition, Featuring Career Pathways. The article, titled “Are We on the Brink of Something Big?: Reflections on the Current and Future State of Career Pathways Policy and Practice,” focuses on taking “on the next level of policy and practice challenges …

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IEL Announces Chike Aguh and Maribel Duran as New Board Directors

IEL is pleased to announce appointment of two new board directors, Chike Aguh and Maribel Duran. “Chike and Maribel add strength and energy to our vibrant and diverse board. I am so pleased and honored that they have agreed to serve as IEL board members,” noted Karen Mapp, chair of the IEL board. Chike Aguh, …

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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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IEL Condemns White Supremacists, Violence in Charlottesville

The terrible occurrence of violence in Charlottesville, Va. is a painful reminder that hate, racism, and xenophobia still exist. IEL would like to express how deeply saddened we are for those hurt and killed working for social justice. IEL stands up for the causes of those in underserved communities who fight to provide opportunity in …

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IEL President’s Open Letter Shows Direction Forward

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) finds itself at an important juncture because the world in which it is operating is changing rapidly. The devolution of power and authority to the state and local levels, the erosion of the federal commitment to civil rights, the proposed reductions in federal funding that supports vulnerable populations and …

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