October 14, 2018

In this week's The New Leader Briefing: A critical analysis of modern school choice policy, let's talk about sex education, but when, and more. 

Policy, News and Events for the NLC Community 

October 14, 2018

Featured in The New Leader:  

NLC releases Millennial Policy Initiative Recommendations:


NLC Opportunities:

Alumni Opportunity

NLC alumni (from any chapter) are now eligible to receive academic credit for completing the NLC Institute from Roger Williams University (RWU) for completing the Institute. 

RWU School of Continuing Studies will provide NLC graduates with: 

- Three-semester hour credits for completion of the NLC Institute; and 

- Fifteen percent tuition discount off of RWU’s regularly published, then prevailing tuition rates. 

RWU offers undergraduate and graduate courses both in person (in Rhode Island) and online. For more information, see https://scs.rwu.edu/partnerships/partners/new-leaders-council

An Honorable Profession: NLC Honorary National Co-Chair, Columbia, SC Mayor Stephen Benjamin

The NewDEAL's podcast An Honorable Profession returns for episode 3 with NewDEAL Leader Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, SC and president of the United States Conference of Mayors. Mayor Benjamin spoke with our host, NewDEAL Leader Ryan Coonerty, about expanding opportunity in Columbia and how mayors across the nation are leading on major challenges at a time of division and federal gridlock. Listen now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and anywhere podcasts are found!

New Politics Leadership Academy Applications

New Politics Leadership Academy is a nonpartisan non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and supporting servant leaders to serve through politics. Through leadership development experiences, educational programming, and networking events, we're building a new pipeline into politics for Americans who have served our communities and country before and who feel called to continue their service by jumping into the political arena.

  • Answering the Call Program: Answering the Call is a leadership development experience that invites service alumni to explore whether they feel personally called to serve through politics. It is not a traditional training designed to teach participants technical skills like how to plan a campaign or manage volunteers. It is also not a motivational seminar, in which participants will encounter speakers or content designed to convince them to run for office. This is an opportunity for participants to undertake a personal journey to reflect on whether they feel called to political service. Answering the Call will be running in these locations: Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Charlottesville, VA, Chicago, IL, Cleveland, OH, Kansas City, KS, Los Angeles, CA, Milwaukee, WI, Minneapolis, MN, New York City, NY, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Pittsburgh, PA, San Antonio, TX, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC.


Brookings Institution & The Atlantic: Building Opportunity for All

  • Monday October 15, 8:50 am - 11:55 am ET; Philadelphia, PA
  • America is riding an economic wave. Low unemployment and strong growth tell a story of a country on the move, but prosperity is not universal. The gap between rich and poor is widening, and many are on the edge of being left behind. Where have communities found success in expanding opportunity and what efforts have fallen short? What role can business play in increasing opportunity in Philadelphia and beyond? The Atlantic and the Shared Prosperity Partnership will gather policymakers, experts, and business and community leaders to explore the path to building a truly equitable society.
  • Registration

Bipartisan Policy Center: Building Evidence and Learning Agendas in Federal Agencies

  • Thursday October 18, 9:30 am - 11:30 am ET; Washington, DC
  • Join the Urban Institute, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Results for America for a conversation with federal leaders about how agencies use learning agendas and other evidence-building approaches to guide their research activities and inform agency decisions on high-priority issues. Agency leaders are increasingly working to build a culture of learning and to promote evidence building within federal agencies. Learning agendas can be a useful tool to identify and prioritize evaluation, data analysis, and research activities taking place within agencies. The White House Office of Management and Budget’s recent government reform plan and the President’s Management Agenda include encouragement for agencies to develop learning agendas. This event will provide an opportunity for agencies to learn from each other about different approaches to developing and implementing learning agendas, including discussion on stakeholder engagement, partnering with program offices, implementation, and dissemination.Registration and breakfast will be available at 9:00 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Please contact events@urban.org with any questions regarding this event.
  • Registration


Policy Reports:

Education Next: What Governors Should Know About K-12 School Quality and the Economy

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The Brookings Institution: A global moment for local champions of girls’ education

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Bipartisan Policy Center: Physical Impacts and Policy Implications of Hurricane Florence

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The Walton Family Foundation: Putting A New Twist on an Old Individualized Learning Model

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Have a policy report that we should promote? Send info to update@newleaderscouncil.org

The New Leader Updates & Opportunities

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