NAPE tracks legislation that addresses access, equity, and diversity in classrooms and the workplace. Because of the various ways through which education and workforce equity is advanced, NAPE follows and works on a diverse array of legislation, ranging from education bills to immigration reform to welfare policy, and more.
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On Nov. 2-4, the US Dept. of Education (USDOE) Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) held its annual Data Quality Institute (DQI) in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s DQI was “Identifying and Addressing Equity Gaps in CTE.”
U.S. Department of Education Announces New Grant Program to Provide Funding to School Districts Being Penalized for Implementing COVID Safety Measures
the U.S. Department of Education announced that it will launch a new grant program to provide additional funding to school districts that have funds withheld by their state or are otherwise financially penalized for implementing strategies to prevent the spread
ON BEHALF OF ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY SUZANNE B. GOLDBERG On August 24, the Office for Civil Rights issued a letter to students, educators, and other stakeholders regarding a recent court decision that impacts how the Title IX regulations on sexual harassment are applied at colleges and universities. In a case challenging several provisions
COVID-19 Public Policy
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act
(Signed into Law on March 6, 2020)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
(Signed into Law on March 18, 2020)
The Take Responsibility for Workers & Families Act
(House Democrats Proposal Introduced on March 23, 2020)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
(Signed into Law on March 27, 2020)
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act
(Signed into Law on April 24, 2020)
NAPE Celebrates Title IX 48th Year Anniversary – “Voices from the Field”
The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) and NAPE’s Public Policy Committee recognizes the tremendous educational opportunities and advancements made by women and girls as a direct result of this “ceiling cracking” federal law by sharing Voices from the Field, a compilation of insights about the importance of Title IX from a few of our ground-game education equity architects from Oregon to Tennessee to our nation’s capital.
Enacted in 1972, Title IX gives each gender equal rights and access to educational programs, activities, and federal financial assistance and forbids sexual discrimination and harassment. For nearly 50 years, Title IX has broadened the road of education equity rights, access, and opportunity for women and girls, helping them to realize their full potential.
With so much turmoil about the status of Title IX provisions and related pending lawsuits, NAPE wants to “remind” all of us about how Title IX has combatted the educational inequities faced by women and girls since the 1970s by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally funded education programs and activities, thereby opening the door for equal education and safety in EVERY school in the nation.
We invite you to join us in celebrating the 48th anniversary of Title IX, by hearing from those tireless Voices in the Field and, in so doing, remember how the legislation introduced by Senator Birch Bayh, Congresswoman Edith Green, and Congresswoman Patsy Mink in the 92nd Congress broadened the path of access and opportunity in education and sports for women and girls throughout America.
2021 NAPE Public Policy Leadership Award Winners
Past Award Winners
2019: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)
2018: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)
2017: Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Maize Hirono (D-HI), Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA)
2016: Congressman John Kline (R-MN), Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH), and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Co-Chairs of Senate CTE Caucus
2015: Congressman Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Congressman James Langevin (D-RI), Co-Chairs of Congressional CTE Caucus
2014: Senator Patty Murray (D-WI) and Congressman Robert “Bobby” Scott (D-VA)
2013: Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Susan Rees
2012: Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Lisa Maatz, AAUW
Public Policy Committee
It is the mission of the Public Policy Committee to represent the interest of NAPE, its members, and constituents before Congress and federal agencies, and to inform and educate NAPE staff and constituents about key public policy issues and empower them to address and influence the effect these policies may have on legislation. In keeping with this mission, the Public Policy Committee provides monitoring and advocacy on federal legislation and other issues that could affect the mission of NAPE, and it makes recommendations to the NAPE Board of Directors about such legislation and issues.
NAPE’s Public Policy Committee is chaired by Michael Tinsley (TN).