Policies - Education

The Washington Bureau champions public policy initiatives that promote economic and social justice that will achieve the outcomes embodied by the League’s Empowerment Goals:
 

National Higher Education Summit

Policy: Education

Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League, and William D. Hansen, President & CEO of USA Funds, cordially invite you to a National Higher Education Summit - Building an Equity & Opportunity Agenda: The Economic Imperative for College Completion. This unprecedented gathering of nearly 200 education, business and government leaders in Washington, D.C. will confront the urgent need to enhance college and career success for students of color and low-income students to be fully prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century workforce.


"Testing Provides Crucial Information" An Opinion Editorial by Marc H. Morial

Policy: Education

In an op-ed featured in Kappan Magazine, written by Marc H. Morial he details how statewide annual assessments offer insights into whether students are receiving an equitable and excellent education. 


ESEA Tool Kit

Policy: Education


The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for the Reform of Federal Student Aid Grants and Work-Study: Our Agenda for Reform

Policy: Education


National Urban League Policy on Education

Policy: Education

The National Urban League believes that educational opportunity and economic empowerment are inextricably linked. A child that receives an excellent education is better prepared to attend college, enter the workforce and contribute to society.


#TaxBreaks4Students

Policy: Education

“U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis Leads #TaxBreaks4Students Publicity Campaign the Week of March 2nd to Encourage Students to Take Advantage of Educational Tax Breaks”


ESEA Action Alert

Policy: Education

February 16, 2015 Dear AOE:


Civil Rights Organizations Urge Congress to Maintain Federal Protections in ESEA

Policy: Education

  February 2, 2015   The Honorable Lamar Alexander Chairman Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 428 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray Ranking Member Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


Nearly 20 Civil Rights Groups and Education Advocates Release Principles for ESEA Reauthorization: “The Federal Role Must Be Honored and Maintained”

Policy: Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:January 11, 2015Contact: Courtney O'Neal, 202.629.5754, coneal@nul.org    Nearly 20 Civil Rights Groups and Education Advocates Release Principles for ESEA Reauthorization: “The Federal Role Must Be Honored and Maintained”  


ESEA Waiver Coalition Letter

Policy: Education

The Honorable Arne DuncanSecretary of EducationU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20202 Dear Secretary Duncan: