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Happy Holidays from ExcelinEd!

Kelly Cadman, a Georgia mother and teacher, recently explained why she supports Georgia’s new A-F School Grading System.

  • Standards and Accountability

    Standards and Accountability

    Students and schools must be held to high academic standards, with their progress measured and results reported in simple, transparent formats. The Foundation supports standardized measurement of student learning, including annual comprehensive end-of-course assessments in elementary, middle and high school, as well as grading schools on an A-F scale – just like students.

Today’s guest post is by Nelson Coulter, former director of Guthrie Virtual School. Course Access: Expanding Access and Equity in Texas Guthrie Common School District (GCSD) is located on the rolling plains of western Texas, 90 miles from each of our closest city neighbors Lubbock, Abilene, and Wichita Falls. Guthrie is the only town in […]

ICYMI: The Year of Educational Choice: Final Tally

2015 was the “Year of Educational Choice.” And last week the Cato Institute—a public policy research organization dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace—published a final count of the year’s new and expanded educational choice programs. Educational choice is more than simply allowing parents to choose the best school for their child. […]

Florida grinches, ‘tis the season to #DropTheSuit

Last week, school choice supporters in Florida received an early Christmas present. A Leon County Circuit Court judge rejected a request to end Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program. While this is welcomed news for the 77,000 Florida students using the scholarships to access an education that better meets their needs, the attack by unions on […]

The Value of a Simple Question

I recently read a recount of Alan Shepard’s flight as the first American in space. Packed into his capsule before the historic flight, Shepard encountered a problem that the nation’s best and brightest scientists and engineers had neglected: a restroom.

  • College and Career Readiness

    College and Career Readiness

    Rigorous academic standards, such as the Common Core State Standards, will prepare students for college and careers. The Foundation supports policies that set high academic standards and provide rigorous preparatory courses and dual-enrollment options for students.
  • Standards and Accountability

    Standards and Accountability

    Students and schools must be held to high academic standards, with their progress measured and results reported in simple, transparent formats. The Foundation supports standardized measurement of student learning, including annual comprehensive end-of-course assessments in elementary, middle and high school, as well as grading schools on an A-F scale – just like students.

Today’s guest post is by Summer Reel, a lead teacher at Guthrie Virtual School District in Guthrie, Tex. Small towns certainly have their charm. But they also present challenges, especially when offering diverse courses and quality teachers to students in rural areas. I live in Guthrie, Tex. Nearly 100 miles from the nearest city, Guthrie […]

  • College and Career Readiness

    College and Career Readiness

    Rigorous academic standards, such as the Common Core State Standards, will prepare students for college and careers. The Foundation supports policies that set high academic standards and provide rigorous preparatory courses and dual-enrollment options for students.
  • Digital Learning

    Digital Learning

    Technology can revolutionize education and help ensure no student is bored or left behind. The Foundation supports the use of technology to offer students access to a high-quality, customized education and empower teachers to help their students succeed.

California’s Lindsay Unified School District is transforming education to a personalized system where all learners are met at their own level. The results are remarkable.

  • College and Career Readiness

    College and Career Readiness

    Rigorous academic standards, such as the Common Core State Standards, will prepare students for college and careers. The Foundation supports policies that set high academic standards and provide rigorous preparatory courses and dual-enrollment options for students.
  • Digital Learning

    Digital Learning

    Technology can revolutionize education and help ensure no student is bored or left behind. The Foundation supports the use of technology to offer students access to a high-quality, customized education and empower teachers to help their students succeed.

Georgia is Raising the Bar in Education

For education to be its best, parents need an honest indicator of how their child’s school is performing. Georgia’s new A-F School Grading System will do exactly that.

  • Standards and Accountability

    Standards and Accountability

    Students and schools must be held to high academic standards, with their progress measured and results reported in simple, transparent formats. The Foundation supports standardized measurement of student learning, including annual comprehensive end-of-course assessments in elementary, middle and high school, as well as grading schools on an A-F scale – just like students.

If you knew your local public school was limiting your child’s success, what would you do? For millions of parents across the nation, this isn’t a hypothetical question. At the 2015 National Summit on Education Reform, attendees had the chance to hear firsthand the powerful effect school choice is having on families across the nation. […]

  • School Choice

    School Choice

    Families need the financial freedom to attend schools that meet their needs. The Foundation supports policies that empower families to choose a public, charter, private, virtual or home school.
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