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Student-Driven. Teacher-Fueled.

I’d like to say thank you. This time of year, many of us are feeling particularly thankful, but I know I speak for most Floridians when I say we’re thankful for teachers every single day. They do so much more than teach. Teachers are motivators, cheerleaders, mentors and the hardworking pit crew on every student’s… Continue Reading Student-Driven. Teacher-Fueled.

  • Effective Teachers and Leaders

    Effective Teachers and Leaders

    We need to recruit teachers from all professions, and recognize and reward the effective ones. The Foundation supports ending tenure, the implementation of data-based evaluations and compensation, and alternative paths to certification/licensure.

ALEC Vote Rejects Anti-Common Core Resolution

Over the weekend, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) rejected an anti-Common Core bill, thus completing its 18-month exploration of the Common Core State Standards. This action reaffirmed ALEC’s position that states should be in charge of their education standards and supports the option for states to freely adopt Common Core. By rejecting the bill,… Continue Reading ALEC Vote Rejects Anti-Common Core Resolution

  • 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.

WASHINGTON – The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver a breakfast keynote address for the fifth annual Excellence in Action National Summit on Education Reform. This keynote will take place at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC, Nov. 28. Prior to becoming the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan… Continue Reading Arne Duncan to Give Keynote at the 2012 National Summit on Education Reform

#EIA12 Summit App

As we’re gearing up for our National Summit (and by gearing up, I really mean we’re in full swing!) we are excited to give you a tool to help navigate the event. Find information about the agenda, speakers, strategy sessions, and our partners by using our new event app from Twoppy. Use this link on your… Continue Reading #EIA12 Summit App

Currently serving as chair and counselor of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Podesta has led American Progress to become a notable leader in the development of and advocacy for progressive policy. Continue Reading John Podesta to Give Keynote at the 2012 National Summit on Education Reform

Progress trumped by misguided ideology in Indiana

Reform champion Tony Bennett lost his bid for reelection as Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction on Tuesday to a coalition of reactionaries- the usual opponents of reform joined by conservative opponents of Common Core. Honest people can and do disagree over the Common Core State Standards, but the sort of arguments against it seen repeated in… Continue Reading Progress trumped by misguided ideology in Indiana

Virtual school a great school choice for us

My daughter is in history class while I’m sitting across the room from her writing this blog. We are in Orlando. Her teacher is in Tampa. I have no idea where her classmates are. Caroline is in Florida Virtual School. We opted for this class because the history class at her school wasn’t working out.… Continue Reading Virtual school a great school choice for us

  • 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.
  • 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.

State Actions- Turning Reform Into Reality

State leaders across the nation continue to make improving the quality of education a priority. Below is a summary of state actions that occurred during the past two weeks to advance reform. 
Indiana The Indiana Department of Education released A-F school grades this week for the 2011-2012 school year. The A-F school grading system was… Continue Reading State Actions- Turning Reform Into Reality

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Indiana Department of Education released its A-F school grades for the 2011-2012 school year. The A-F school grading system was first implemented in Indiana last year. This year, the State introduced metrics that capture even more information about student learning. Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Excellence in… Continue Reading Foundation for Excellence in Education Congratulates Indiana on the Release of A-F School Grades

In one of her latest posts, Diane Ravitch unleashes a stream of non sequiturs that begins with Michelle Rhee and Michigan, veers off to the United Nations and Canada, takes on global corporations and then does a quick drive-by on Jeb Bush. I must say, there’s never a dull moment with Diane. She takes on… Continue Reading On Jeb Bush, the United Nations and drunk teachers in Michigan

  • 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.
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