We are excited to announce that immigration reform champion and veteran Marshall Fitz has joined our team at Emerson Collective. Marshall most recently served as Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress (CAP), one of our key partners committed to reaching our shared goal of meaningful immigration reform.
Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation, a senior fellow at the Paulson Institute, and a Stanford engineering grad. Energy Innovation delivers environmental research and original analysis to help policymakers make informed choices on energy policy.
Board chairs often ask me what I think are the best practices of high performing boards. The list below is not exhaustive, but includes some practices that I find help to make boards work stronger and more effective.
In collaboration with the National Journal and FWD.us, Emerson Collective hosted an immigration town hall in San Jose. There, Lars Dalgaard, a Danish immigrant and now General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, shared his views on immigration reform.
43 percent of children with a father legalized in the 1986 immigration reform act received some college education, compared with 14 percent of similar children whose father remained an unauthorized immigrant. Legalization can place these young people on a life trajectory equal to that of their peers.
Per the Education Commission of the States, 18 states have taken policy actions since 2001 to change eligibility requirements for in-state tuition that make undocumented students eligible. Five of those states, including Texas and California, also offer state financial aid.
A coalition of business, education, and civil rights groups sent a joint letter to Congress today that calls for assessment, public reporting, and accountability for student outcomes in a reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).