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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. 

May 6, 2022

Advocacy | Assessment, College and Career Pathways, Congress, Data, Educator Policy, Every Student Succeeds Act, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity, Higher Education, Opportunity to Learn

Groups Request Congress to Prioritize Whole Child Equity in FY23 Appropriations

All4Ed joined eight civil rights, disability rights, education, and immigrant advocacy organizations to urge Congressional leaders to prioritize whole child equity in their fiscal year FY23 appropriations bills.
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May 3, 2022

Educator Policy, Other Priorities

Statement from Deborah Delisle on 2022 Teacher Appreciation Day

Our country’s future depends upon all of America’s youth receiving an excellent education, and teachers will deliver. Let’s show them the respect they deserve. Thank you, teachers, for all you do every day.
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April 19, 2022

Commentary | COVID Response & Recovery, Educator Policy

A call to service: Our schools need you to step up

We call on our nation’s employers to allow highly qualified employees to volunteer in schools and districts.
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March 30, 2022

Advocacy | Congress, Federal Education Budget, Funding Equity, US Department of Education

Joint Statement from Equity-Minded Advocates on President Biden’s FY2023 Budget Request

The Biden Administration’s FY2023 budget request takes a needed step to address inequities that persist within our education system, including doubling Title I and significant funding increases to IDEA and Title III for English learners.
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March 29, 2022

Federal Education Budget, US Department of Education

Statement from Deborah Delisle on President Biden’s New Budget Proposal

We are pleased President Biden’s budget proposal boosts spending targeted at our most underserved students and invests in programs to help make higher education more affordable and accessible for students.
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March 11, 2022

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

Congress Should Include Postsecondary STEM Pathways in US Innovation and Competition Act and COMPETES Act Negotiations

The Postsecondary STEM Pathways Grant Program would authorize grants to states to align their policies supporting advanced coursework and postsecondary transitions and to expand student access and success in a STEM pathway.
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March 9, 2022

Congress, Federal Education Budget, Other Priorities

Statement from Deborah Delisle on the Bipartisan Omnibus Budget Bill

Although there are some bright spots in the FY22 omnibus bill, including a $1 billion Title I increase, we are dismayed that Congress failed to extend flexibilities for school meal programs.
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March 2, 2022

COVID Response & Recovery, Higher Education, Opportunity to Learn

Statement from Deborah Delisle on President Biden’s State of the Union

We commend President Biden’s proposed $1 billion increase in funding to hire more P-12 school professionals to address the student mental health crisis.
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February 11, 2022

Advocacy | Data, Funding Equity, Opportunity to Learn, US Department of Education

Joint Comments on the 2022-23 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)

All4Ed and our partners provide comments to the U.S. Department of Education on the 2021-22 Civil Rights Data Collection, an essential tool to measure and identify inequities in education.
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