Policy/Legislation

April 2022 IEL Federal Policy Update

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 …

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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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Family Engagement can Help Increase Vaccine Access and Equity

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 …

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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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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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IEL Welcomes Presidential Candidates to the Community Schools Movement

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 …

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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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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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