EPFP Fellows Enjoy Multi-State Regional Leadership Forum

Our Class of 2024 Education Policy Fellowship Program participants joined about 90 other Fellows from Michigan, Ohio and New York earlier this month when they toured the Gettysburg Battlefields on Thursday, October 5, learning from experienced guides about the lessons of leadership that still resonate 160 years later. After a terrific reception at the Cumberland …

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Ron Cowell Receives Prestigious EPLC Award

Ron Cowell, EPLC Founder and Senior Fellow, was feted on September 28 surrounded by colleagues and friends. EPLC’s prestigious Donley Award was renamed this year to the Edward Donley-Ronald Cowell Education Policy Leadership Award and given to Ron for his many years of public service and education policy leadership as both a state legislator and …

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Advanced Fellows Meet in DC to Kick Off Program Year

The 2023-2024 Advanced Education Policy Leadership Fellowship Program kicked off their program year on September 21-22 in Washington, D.C.  The AEPLP is a multi-state cohort with Fellows from Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Their convening in DC included multiple speakers from national organizations, a trip to the US Department of Education, …

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25th EPFP Class Begins 2023-2024 Fellowship Program!

Thirty-one (31) participants embarked on their yearlong journey through EPLC’s  Fellowship Program with an initial analysis of the relationships among local, state, and federal policy. Check out this year’s roster of participants who come from across the Commonwealth. They are principals, superintendents, Department of Education employees, professional association and intermediate unit leaders, college and university …

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EPFP Graduates’ Mental Health Policy Proposal Featured in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Megan Van Fossan and her team of Fellows (Luis Beltran, Joseph Eye, Stacey Sidle, Sarah Pesi) from the 2022-23 Education Policy Fellowship Program developed a legislative proposal to require mental health screenings for secondary students to identify and address their needs. The team continues to work on getting the legislation passed and implemented, and was …

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Announcing the 2023-24 Advanced Education Policy Leadership Program Fellows!

Congratulations to Pennsylvania’s six EPFP alumni who will be serving as our Advanced Fellows this year, joining Fellows from Kansas, Missouri, New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Ohio. This by-invitation-only program engages about 30-35 experienced professionals from K-12, higher education, advocacy, and policymaking positions in a year-long experience that begins with a Washington Seminar and culminates …

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Fellowship Application Window for 2023-24 is now CLOSED

Thanks to the many folks who applied to participate in this year’s Education Policy Fellowship Program. With over thirty Fellows accepted into the program from across the Commonwealth, we begin our 25th year of EPFP with the Class of 2024. Beginning on September 15th, this group will embark on a year of activities and learning …

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Three Distinguished EPFP Alumni Recognized at Annual Luncheon

Edward J. Fuller, Penn State University; Charles D. Allen, U.S. Army War College; and Monica Taylor, Temple University, received EPLC’s 2023 Alumni Awards for their outstanding achievements and service to education at EPLC’s Annual Recognition Luncheon on June 7, 2023 at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill. Ed Fuller is a graduate of the …

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31 Members of the Class of 2023 Graduate from the Education Policy Fellowship Program

Thirty-one (31) participants in the 2022-2023 EPFP completed their year-long engagement and graduated from the program on June 7, 2023 during the annual recognition luncheon at the Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill. The Fellows appreciated the thoughtful remarks made by their peers during the ceremony; Luis Beltran (PA Migrant Education Program), Sarah Pesi (Jewish …

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Applications for the 2023-24 PA Education Policy Fellowship Program are now available!

EPLC’s Education Policy Fellowship Program  Education Policy Fellows: Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program 2023-2024Calendar and Agenda DATE SESSION TOPICS Session 1Friday, September 159:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Introductions and Setting the Stage for Fellowship ProgramIntroductions to Program and FellowsK-12 Governance: Intersection of Local-State-Federal Education PolicyPolitics, Elections and Public Policy in PennsylvaniaOverview of Key Education Policy …

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