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The hallmark of All4Ed’s policy and government relations work is our ability to take an idea; translate it into legislation, regulations, or guidance; advocate for its adoption; and support its implementation to maximize results for the nation’s young people. Our policy priorities include:

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Federal Flash is All4Ed’s video series on important developments in education in Washington, D.C., including implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, funding, and oversight from the U.S. Department of Education and Congress. For more frequent updates on education news and policy, follow All4Ed on Twitter.  

Featured Report

As schools continue to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, there are many lessons learned from the last 18 months to consider. The $125 billion allocated through the American Rescue Plan is an opportunity for state leaders to support districts and schools in meeting students’ academic, social, and emotional needs during these unprecedented times — and to reimagine what is possible for public schools so that we emerge from this crisis with a more equitable and just education system and society.

All4Ed, alongside 11 other organizations, developed Equity Lessons Learned from Schools in the Time of COVID-19 to support state leaders in transforming their systems to better serve our most underserved students and to ensure that resources are used to drive significant change in the education system.

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Where We Stand

Read about our latest advocacy efforts, including legislative priorities, public comments, press releases, and public statements to learn more about our positions on current policy developments. 

July 1, 2022

Advocacy | Congress, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity, Opportunity to Learn

Joint Statement on U.S. House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

All4Ed applauds the House Appropriations Committee for investing in priorities essential to advancing educational equity and responding to the long-term effects of the pandemic on student learning.
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June 30, 2022

Advocacy | Opportunity to Learn, Other Priorities, US Department of Education

Joint Statement from Equity-Minded Civil Rights, Education, & Immigration Advocates on Proposed Title IX Regulations

Eight groups applaud the Biden administration’s commitment to ensuring schools are welcoming, affirming, and safe places for all students and, in particular, for affirming the rights of pregnant and parenting students and LGBTQI+ students to learn in environments free of discrimination
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June 27, 2022

Career and Technical Education, College and Career Pathways, Congress, High Schools, Higher Education

Statement from Deborah Delisle on New STEM Pathways Through College Act from U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse

All4Ed applauds Rep. Joe Neguse for introducing the STEM Pathways Through College Act (H.R. 8231).
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June 24, 2022

Congress, Opportunity to Learn, Other Priorities

Statement from Deborah Delisle on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

All4Ed applauds Congress for passing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and hope this is only the first step in securing more policies that will keep our children safe from gun violence.
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June 23, 2022

College and Career Pathways, Congress, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity

Statement from Deborah Delisle on the House Appropriations Bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

All4Ed’s statement on the House of Representative’s fiscal year 2023 spending bill for the U.S. Department of Education
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June 21, 2022

Advocacy | Other Priorities, US Department of Education

Joint Letter to President Biden on the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

All4Ed joined education advocates to urge the White House to emphasize the critical role schools play in addressing student hunger and nutrition in its upcoming Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.
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June 20, 2022

Advocacy | Congress, Opportunity to Learn, Other Priorities

School Safety Recommendations to U.S. Senators from National Whole Child and Educational Equity Organizations

Key principles for Congress as they consider school safety policies to ensure every child is protected and afforded the opportunity to learn in a safe, inclusive, and affirming environment
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May 25, 2022

Opportunity to Learn, Other Priorities

Statement from Deborah Delisle on the Horrific Shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas

All4Ed’s statement on the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas
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May 24, 2022

Commentary | Career and Technical Education, College and Career Pathways, High Schools, Higher Education

Helping Young People Ages 14-24 Shift From HS to College, Work & Beyond

In the 74, Deb Delisle and Anne Stanton argue for investing in the “decade of difference” for our youth—ages 14-24—to create create seamless transitions to the world after high school.
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