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#FactFriday: Florida’s AP Student Success

In Florida, 31.7 percent of 2018 public high school graduates scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school, compared to 32.9 percent in Massachusetts and 32.2 percent in Connecticut. The national average is 23.5 percent. This success is even more notable, because Florida serves a significantly higher population of low-income students […]

Aligning Career and Technical Education Programs with Industry Needs

How can your state align Career and Technical Education programs with industry needs? Last week, ExcelinEd released its fifth and final career and technical education (CTE) playbook, Aligning State Career and Technical Education Programs with Industry Needs and Priorities. In this post, ExcelinEd’s Innovation Policy Managing Director Quentin Suffren shares highlights from the new playbook. Enjoy! […]

#EIE18 Video: How should education change?

In December, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). We asked some of our speakers and attendees what they believe should change in education to prepare students for the future. From education opportunity to rigorous academics and behavioral health counselors,  find out what […]

#FactFriday: The Cost of Our Nation’s Skills Gap

ExcelinEd’s new Career and Technical Education playbook series offers states a practical guide to address local skills gaps by strengthening education-to-career pipelines in their states and communities. Read more on our blog. What Others Are Saying About the U.S. Skills Gap Despite many American #CTE programs being out of touch with employer needs, there are bright spots where “innovative, forward-thinking leaders are […]

New Resource for Strengthening Career and Technical Education

How Can Your State Strengthen Career and Technical Education? Today, we’re releasing ExcelinEd’s fifth and final career and technical education (CTE) playbook, Aligning State Career and Technical Education Programs with Industry Needs and Priorities. In this post, ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque shares highlights from each of the five playbooks. Enjoy! Why Is Career and Technical Education […]

Video: OECD’s Andreas Schleicher on the world’s best education systems

In December, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). Today, we’re releasing videos of our keynote featuring Andreas Schleicher. For the past 20 years, Schleicher has worked as part of the intergovernmental Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to identify […]

Expanding Opportunity for Florida Students with Career and Technical Education

This week, ExcelinEd’s Quentin Suffren testified before the Florida House Education Committee on how states are strengthening their Career and Technical Education programs to create new and expanded opportunities for students. Watch the archived stream of the full committee meeting and download his presentation.  

#FactFriday: Florida Tax Credit Scholarships Boost College Enrollment and Attainment

New research from the Urban Institute proves children participating in the FTC Scholarship Program are more likely than their peers to enroll in college and earn a degree. Read more. What Others Are Saying About This New Research MUST READ. New @urbaninstitute study finds students in America’s biggest private #schoolchoice program up to 43% more likely to […]

5 Steps to Maximize Career and Technical Education Funding

What are 5 steps to maximize the impact of CTE Funding? Last week, we released our new career and technical education (CTE) playbook, Funding for Value: Maximizing the Impact of CTE Funding. In today’s post, playbook co-author Matthew Joseph explores the five steps states can take to maximize the impact of CTE funding. Enjoy! Each state […]

#EIE18 Videos: CTE and Education Innovation Strategy Sessions

In December, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). Today, we’re releasing videos of our strategy sessions on career and technical education (CTE) and education innovation. Fast Tracks to the Economy’s Most In-Demand Jobs: Strengthening State Career and Technical Education Programs […]