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Testing tweaks that every state should consider during their 2018 legislative sessions

This piece featuring ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque was originally posted last week on the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Flypaper blog.    Testing tweaks that every state should consider during their 2018 legislative sessions The FlyPaper November 8, 2017 By: Michael J. Petrilli Education reform advocates nationwide are putting together their wish lists for the state legislative […]

Pennsylvania Budget Package Puts Students First

This package gives more Pennsylvania families opportunities to find the best educational setting for their children and takes another step toward equitable student-centered funding across the state.  

Yes, and…A Review of the “Progressive Case for Charter Schools”

The Center for American Progress (CAP) recently published “The Progressive Case for Charter Schools,” an argument in favor of charter schools. When it comes to charter schools, we find several points of agreement with CAP and some other points we might add to the conversation.

A Tale of Three States: The Next Chapter

Last year ExcelinEd, in partnership with Getting Smart, released Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A Tale of Three States, where we followed the different paths that Idaho, Florida and Utah are taking to pursue personalized learning. Now, ExcelinEd has released The Next Chapter and we pick up where we left off, tracking the next phase of implementation of each state’s pilot program.

#AskExcelinEd: National Summit edition featuring Q&A with Cari Miller

We are just four weeks away from ExcelinEd’s 2017 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE17)! During this four-part #AskExcelinEd series, we will share Q&As with some speakers from our upcoming event.

#AskExcelinEd: How do states and schools determine what is a high-quality, industry-recognized credential?

One question ExcelinEd frequently receives when discussing industry recognized credential opportunities is: How do you determine which credentials are high quality?

The Time Is Now: A Review of New America Succeeds Report, “The Age of Agility”

Automation and artificial intelligence have and will continue to render many of our existing jobs, work functions, degrees and skills obsolete — having a tremendous impact on all workers. And this disruption is only accelerating.

What’s in a name? Describing Personalized Learning.

“Consistent and effective communication and engagement with students, educators, parents and community stakeholders is crucial for a successful transition to personalized learning.”  – Tale of Three States: The Next Chapter Over the past several years, ExcelinEd has partnered with federal and state policy leaders to support innovative educators and their efforts to implement competency-based education. […]

School Choice Update

FOLLOW-UP How parents make choices: Looking at applicants to New York City’s centralized high school assignment mechanism, a working paper examines the relationship between parent preferences, peer characteristics, and school effectiveness. The researchers find parents prefer schools that enroll high-achieving peers, but, among schools with similar student populations, parents do not rank more effective schools […]

Education Opportunity: A Look at 3 Life-Changing Programs for Florida Students

Florida is the nation’s leader in expanding educational options so that each and every student has access to a high-quality learning environment that best meets their needs. Several states have modeled their private school choice programs after Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship program, which serves low-income students and Florida’s Gardiner Scholarship Program and McKay Scholarship programs, which serve students with disabilities.

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