This brief provides analysis of federal policy changes needed toward a long-range vision to transform education and ensure our nation’s education systems prepare all students with the skills necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities and advance society.
Our policy priorities are intentionally constructed to support future-focused states and localities moving forward from their current state of education to future systems that are equity-driven and ensure that every student will experience a prosperous, just and successful future.
For federal leaders, the 2019 policy priorities are:
- Launch a pilot program in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act to support innovation;
- Remove barriers for states in ESSA Section 1204 (Innovative Assessment Pilot);
- Support continued expansion of Internet access, wifi and broadband infrastructure; and
- Target funding within the reauthorized Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to encourage alignment to postsecondary programs and pathways.