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Leadership Profile: Patricia Spradley

Since 2013, Education Week has highlighted outstanding school district leaders. Its Leaders To Learn From report profiles leaders in 16 focus areas, including family and community engagement. For the third year, a member of IEL’s District Leaders Network on Family and Community Engagement was recognized as an exceptional district-level leader. This year, Education Week honored Patricia Spradley, […]

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Michigan EPFP Turns 40!

June 10 was a momentous day for IEL’s Education Policy Fellowship Program—our Michigan site celebrated its 40th anniversary! In honor of this milestone, both the Michigan House of Representatives and State Senate recognized the program’s history and the positive impact it has had on the state through special tributes. At a celebratory event at Michigan

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Leadership Institute: Breathe Joy & Justice in School & Community Leadership

IEL and East Carolina University are launching an annual summer Leadership Learning Exchange. The first Learning Exchange, Breathe Joy and Justice into School and Community Leadership, will be in Greenville, N. Car. from July 19-23. Using diverse learning platforms and rich leadership support approaches, the event will provide an intense professional learning experience for teams

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EPFP Celebrates 50th Anniversary

This year, IEL’s signature program, the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP), celebrated 50 years of developing leaders. IEL published a retrospective, Fifty Years of Growing Policy-Savvy Leaders-and More to Come, highlighting EPFP’s five decades as catalyst, guide, and premier cross-boundary leadership development opportunity. With 8,000+ alumni and 260 fellows annually, EPFP impacts individuals by increasing

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Leadership Profile: Steven R. Staples, VA State Education Chief

The new State Education Chief of Virginia, Dr. Steven R. Staples (VA EPFP ’89-90), is an IEL Education Policy Fellowship Program alum. When we asked Dr. Staples about his EPFP experience, Staples said, “[The] EPFP experience exceeded my expectations. It allowed me to associate with folks I wouldn’t have otherwise met. It shaped my perspectives and

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