Media Resources for “Preparing Education and Workforce Leaders to Rise Up for Equity in the 21st Century”

On January 25th 2019, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) announced the launch of Rise Up for Equity, a digital and grassroots campaign to promote the organization’s new Strategic Plan to prepare, support, and mobilize leaders to eliminate systemic barriers to equity in education and workforce development so everyone—especially transition-age youth and families in communities with inequitable opportunities across the United States—has the opportunity to succeed and lead independent lives.

The announcement was made during an event at the True Reformer Building of the Public Welfare Foundation in Washington DC, where community leaders and IEL partners and constituents discussed the leadership development and innovation components of IEL’s new strategy.

We invite you to download and watch the media resources for “Preparing Education and Workforce Leaders to Rise Up for Equity in the 21st Century.”

  • Program
  • Press Release, Español
  • Press Release, English
  • Speaker Profiles
  • Watch Welcome Remarks by IEL Chair Dr. Karen Mapp
  • Learn how IEL prepares and develops leaders like event Keynote Speaker Dr. Talisa Dixon, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District Superintendent, and Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) alumna, implemented an equity policy that allows everyone in the classroom to become a scholar – not just a student. Watch the video here.
  • Download our one-pager on the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan

Media Contact: Carmen Drummond, Vice President, Communications, Marketing, and Policy, Institute for Educational Leadership

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