An Evolving Resource:
The States' Impact on Federal Education Policy Project (SIFEPP)

Until now, the influence of states on U.S. education policy received little attention. Through the States’ Impact on Federal Education Policy Project (SIFEPP), the evolving role of states in shaping pre-K–12 federal education policy since the mid-twentieth century is being documented.  

This project is a national initiative led by the New York State Archives and funded by

The New York Community Trust -
Wallace Foundation Special Projects Fund.

Funding for this project was also provided by the generosity of former New York State Education Comissioner Gordon M. Ambach.   



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This project is dedicated to Gordon M. Ambach, who led the State Education Department for a decade, and proposed gathering this information to make it available to future generations of education policymakers and researchers.