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Rebeca Shackleford

Director of Federal Government Relations, All4Ed

Rebeca Shackleford (she/her/ella) joined All4Ed in August of 2021 as Director of Federal Government Relations supporting the organization’s federal policy and advocacy agenda to ensure all students graduate prepared to complete postsecondary education and achieve success in a rapidly changing world.

Ms. Shackleford has dedicated her career to educational equity and brings both practitioner and policy experience to her work along with expertise in early childhood education, bilingual education, emergent literacy, and English Learners. Her passion for elevating community voices in advocacy comes from her own experience as an Afro-Latina and former English Learner.

Prior to joining, All4Ed, Ms. Shackleford led policy and partnerships for the KIPP Foundation where she oversaw federal advocacy actions including the organization’s first Alumni Capitol Hill Advocacy Week, federal appropriations strategy, and supported KIPP’s regions on their state and local legislative strategies. Previously, she was the Manager of Data and Impact for the Education, Workforce Development and Evaluation component of UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latinx civil rights organization. Ms. Shackleford began her career as a teacher before becoming the founding Head of School of a Montessori school in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Shackleford earned a bachelor’s in early childhood education and American history, with a focus on civil rights, from Fort Hays State University, Montessori teacher training from Centro de Entrenamiento Montessori Sierra Madre, and a master’s in education policy studies from the George Washington University.

Articles by Rebeca

February 28, 2024

Career and Technical Education, College and Career Pathways, Congress, High Schools, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Career Exploration

This pillar is a part of the Pathways to Progress: A Federal Roadmap for College and Career Pathways. For each young person walking the …
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February 28, 2024

Career and Technical Education, College and Career Pathways, High Schools, Higher Education, US Department of Education

Opening Doors: Ensuring Access to Advanced Coursework in High Schools

This pillar is a part of the Pathways to Progress: A Federal Roadmap for College and Career Pathways. The standard curricula can be limiting …
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January 24, 2023

Publication | Every Student Succeeds Act, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

Title I of ESEA: Considerations and Recommendations

All4Ed offers several measures that, when combined, could further the impact of Title I and help the program better meet its purpose to support children from low-income families.
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January 24, 2023

Publication | Every Student Succeeds Act, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

Understanding and Improving Title I of ESEA

The research is clear: funding matters. All4Ed explains Title I and exploreshow funds can be better targeted to districts with the highest concentrations of students living in poverty.
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January 24, 2023

Publication | Every Student Succeeds Act, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

Title I of ESEA: Targeting Funds to High-Poverty Schools and Districts

Although several attempts have been made to strengthen the degree to which Title I supports children from low-income families, this report shows that Title I funds remain inadequately targeted to high-poverty districts and schools.
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January 23, 2023

Publication | Every Student Succeeds Act, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

Los Fundamentos del Título I

Una descripción general del programa federal Título I de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA) que describe cómo funciona el programa y quién se beneficia.
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