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José Muñoz, Director of the Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership, to Assume Role as President of the Education Commission of the States

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C., January 4, 2024 – The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) congratulates José Muñoz, IEL’s Senior Director of the Coalition for Community Schools, on his new role as the President of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). This serves as a testament to his exceptional leadership and impact he has […]

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Institute for Educational Leadership Announces New Board Member Gregory Hatcher of Murmuration

Washington, D.C. — November 27, 2023 — The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Gregory Hatcher to our Board of Directors. Gregory brings a wealth of experience fostering partnerships and collaboration, and a strong commitment to educational equity, making him an invaluable addition to our Board. Gregory Hatcher serves

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Opinion: Showering School Districts with Money Means Nothing If We Aren’t Engaging Communities

S. Kwesi Rollins, Senior Vice President for Leadership and Engagement  Despite billions of dollars allocated in federal aid to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of challenges persist that have hindered progress in reading and math for elementary and middle-school students. The pandemic created two years of unprecedented disruptions to typical school-based

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IEL Welcomes Dr. Stacy Holland of Elevate 215 as New IEL Board Chair

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Stacy Holland as the Institute for Educational Leadership’s (IEL) new Board Chair. Dr. Holland is the Executive Director at Elevate 215, a nonprofit that serves as a catalyst for advancing educational outcomes in Philadelphia. Their vision is for Philadelphia schools to be designed as vivid and

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Statement from the Institute for Educational Leadership on Supreme Court’s Decision to Strike Down Affirmative Action in College Admissions

June 29, 2023 The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is deeply concerned about the recent decision by the Supreme Court to strike down affirmative action in college admissions. This ruling undermines decades of progress in promoting equal educational opportunities and will undoubtedly exacerbate the existing disparities faced by Black learners and other historically disenfranchised minority

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Tauheedah Jackson, Director of The EdRedesign Lab’s Institute for Success Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Joins IEL Board

IEL is pleased to announce that Tauheedah Jackson, former IEL Director of Place-Based Strategy and Community School Initiatives and current Inaugural Director of The EdRedesign Lab’s Institute for Success Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has joined IEL’s Board of Directors. Tauheedah partners with local communities and nationwide networks, intermediaries, and other organizations

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The Institute for Educational Leadership Hosts 2023 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference To Advance Equitable Education, Partnering with the School District of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Office of Children and Families to Showcase Local Exemplary Practices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philadelphia, PA – June 1, 2023 – The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is excited to announce the 2023 National Community Schools and Family Engagement Conference, hosted in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Office of Children and Families.  Over 4,000 participants will gather at the Philadelphia Marriott

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IEL Launches 118th Congress Policy by the People Agenda 

WASHINGTON- Today, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) released its 118th Congress Policy by the People Agenda, outlining specific federal policy priorities IEL will advocate for in the next two years to improve well-being and increase opportunity for children, families, and communities.   IEL’s policy agenda promotes specific federal programs and legislation across three key areas: 

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Institute for Educational Leadership 118th Congress Federal Policy Agenda 

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is dedicated to the vision of a society that uses all of its resources effectively to provide an equal opportunity for all children and youth to learn, develop, and become active participants of our democracy. IEL’s mission is to partner with under-resourced communities to equip leaders to better prepare

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Reaching New Heights with the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program

May 3rd & 4th, 2023 | Site Visit – San Francisco Beacon Initiative (SFBI) IEL staff went on their first site visit in partnership with SFBI. RAMP is implemented by George Washington High School. On this site-visit the team learned how the program is integrated within the school system including school staff as mentors (outside

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Inaugural IEL Youth Education Policy Fellowship Cohorts Graduate, Present Policy Projects

The first ever Youth Education Policy Fellowship, led by the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Immigrant and Refugee Youth Leadership Coordinator Sabrina Sheikh, was created to strengthen engagement, and increase advocacy capacity for youth connected to Community Schools. On May 7th, IEL and the Coalition for Community Schools celebrated the hard work that these inaugural students have

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States Look to Expand Full-Service Community Schools in 2023 

Since the start of the new legislative session in January, 17 states and the District of Columbia have introduced a total of 45 bills in support of Full-Service Community Schools. These bills, including a number with bipartisan support, will expand access to funding through the establishment of grants or appropriate funds to implement Full-Service Community

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IEL Celebrates Critical Investments in Children, Families in the President’s FY24 Budget Proposal 

President Biden released his fiscal year 2024 budget request last week, outlining the Administration’s plan for overcoming the inequities brought to light by the pandemic and exacerbated by historic inflation and economic uncertainty. IEL celebrates this proposed budget for fiscal year 2024 as it makes critical investments in programmatic support for children, families, and communities. 

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IEL Statement on Passing of Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is saddened by the recent passing of Judith “Judy” Heumann, an icon in the disability inclusion movement, and longtime friend and mentor of IEL. Although we mourn this great loss, Judy’s vast legacy of disability rights advocacy will forever have an impact on people living with disabilities, including children

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The Coalition for Community Schools Celebrates 42 Full-Service Community Schools Grants Being Awarded

On behalf of the Coalition for Community Schools, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) applauds the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that it has awarded a diverse group of 42 new Full-Service Community School grantees. The Department of Education launched its latest Full Service Community Schools (FSCS) Grant Competition in Summer 2022, and the Coalition

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