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Holmes Scholars Engage in Policy and Advocacy at 2020 Washington Week

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The AACTE 2020 Washington Week will feature two virtual Holmes Program events: the Holmes Advanced Policy Course, September 2-3, and the Holmes Policy Institute, September 8-10.

Holmes Advanced Policy Course: September 2-3

The Holmes Program Advanced Policy Course will engage Holmes Scholars in “Moving Towards Equity Through Advocacy and Policy,” the theme of this year’s event. Participants in the Course will explore policy and advocacy principles and address current events that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in education. The sessions include a deep dive into the 4 P’s of Policy and Advocacy, led by Jane West, AACTE Consultant for Government Relations, and will conclude with an engaging Q&A forum. Scholars will also hear from congressional staffers from Capitol Hill, who will address current issues and trends in education that align with DEI policies and practices.

Holmes Policy Institute: September 8-10

During the Holmes Policy Institute, students will learn to advocate for their profession by participating in interactive policy discussions and briefings. Participants will deliberate on current issues in education such as civil rights in education, social justice, policing in schools, community-based participatory research, and mobilizing for change. Holmes students will also have the opportunity to discuss federal legislations impacting educator preparation with Jane West.

Holmes Scholars will hear from keynote speakers and panels of activists, practitioners, policymakers, and policy-shapers moderated by leading researchers from across the country. Through engaging breakouts and lively discussions, the students can grow their professional network and connect with like-minded peers.

The Holmes Program Advanced Policy Course and the Holmes Policy Institute are open to all Holmes students, coordinators, and alumni who would like to advocate for DEI and other important education issues in their communities, at their institutions, and in their programs of study. Register now

Visit aacte.org for more details about the AACTE 2020 Washington Week.


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Weade James

Vice President, Organizational Advancement