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:
 

150 Organizations Band Together in Support of 2014 School Discipline Guidance

Policy: Education

Dear Secretary DeVos,  


51 Groups Unite to Express Concern About HR 4909, the STOP School Violence Act

Policy: Education

Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi, The 51 undersigned organizations write to express our concerns about H.R. 4909, the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, introduced on January 30, 2018.  


Urban League Against So-Called "STOP School Violence Act"

Policy: Education

Dear Speaker Ryan and Democratic Leader Pelosi:   On behalf of the National Urban League and its 90 local affiliates in urban communities across 37 states and the District of Columbia, we urge you to oppose H.R.4909, the STOP School Violence Act. We are concerned that the anonymous reporting and threat assessment systems as proposed in H.R. 4909 would have the unintended consequence of criminalizing students of color, stripping away their rights to due process and forcing them into the school-to-prison pipeline.  


Urban League Letter to Senate With Recommendations for HEA Reauthorization

Policy: Education

Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray:


Urban League Opposes Kenneth Marcus Nomination for Assistant Secretary of Office of Civil Rights at ED

Policy: Education

Dear Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray: On behalf of the National Urban League, a 107-year-old nonpartisan civil rights organization with 90 local affiliates serving more than 2 million people in 36 states and the District of Columbia, I write to express our concerns regarding the nomination of Mr. Kenneth L. Marcus for Assistant Secretary within the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.  


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.


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