Institute for Educational Leadership
The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) ó a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, D.C. ó helps individuals and institutions work together across boundaries to achieve better outcomes for children and youth. IELís work is focused through five program areas: develop-ing and supporting leaders; strengthening school-family-community connections; improving the policy, program and practice systems that serve children and youth; governing; and improving preparation for work. In conducting its work, IEL employs a variety of strategies including provid-ing technical assistance; hosting conferences and workshops; conducting research and disseminating reports; and developing and supporting networks, alliances and coalitions. At the heart of IELís effectiveness is its unique ability to bring people together at the local, state and federal levels to find solutions across policy and program boundaries.