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#FactFriday: Computer Science Jobs Are #1 Source of New Wages

Learn More About College & Career Pathways College & Career Pathway policies can allow students to earn authenticated skill sets informed by labor market demand and ensure more rigorous courses are available and incentivized for all students. Learn more about effective College & Career Pathways policies at What Others Are Saying #The biggest shortage in #computerscience is effective trained […]

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, celebrated on March 21, encourages people all over the world to raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. For many parents, their child’s diagnosis of Down syndrome is […]

Addressing Charter School Facility Needs: Actions for States

For a small cost, states can save public charter schools billions of dollars and enable these schools to build long-term roots in their communities. A new policy brief by ExcelinEd, Addressing Charter School Facility Needs: Actions for States, identifies actions state policymakers can take to accomplish this. Facilities Present an Enormous Challenge for Charter Schools […]

#AskExcelinEd: How Can States Fix America’s Reading Problem?

Last week, we answered the question Why Can’t Millions of Kids Read? and reviewed scientifically-based reading instruction. In this post, we’ll examine how two states, Florida and Mississippi, are working to fix America’s reading problem. Florida’s Story To begin, let’s look at Florida’s example. In 2000, the U.S. Congress’s National Reading Panel report was released. The report concluded that […]

#FactFriday: 3rd Grade Reading & Student Success

  It’s National Reading Month! A student’s ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. Learn how your state can empower every child with this life-changing skill at What Others Are Saying “Reading skills impact more than report cards. Grade-level reading is a key indicator of whether children will go down […]

#AskExcelinEd: Why Can’t Millions of Kids Read?

  The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reveals that 63 percent of American fourth-graders are not proficient readers. Children who are not reading on grade level by the end of third grade are significantly more likely to drop out of high school and end up in the criminal justice system. Some try to use poverty […]

#FactFriday: International Women’s Day Edition

We’re celebrating #IWD2019 and Women’s History Month! Learn how your state can transform education to close achievement gaps and unlock lifelong opportunity for every child at What Others Are Saying How do we close the gender gap in tech? If you didn't you catch this segment on 60 Minutes yesterday, you can watch the full clip here […]

Video: Governor Jeb Bush on Education’s Tomorrowland

Governor Jeb Bush joined national education reporter Laura Meckler at SXSW EDU this week to discuss disruptive policies that can transform today’s classroom into tomorrow’s ideal laboratory of learning. Watch this discussion below. Education’s Tomorrowland

#AskExcelinEd: What’s Happening at SXSW EDU?

Check out this week’s ExcelinEd highlights from SXSW EDU! From a policy forum with Governor Jeb Bush to two sessions on innovation, ExcelinEd is working to transform education to unlock lifelong opportunity and success for each and every child. Monday Highlights Education’s Tomorrowland Governor Jeb Bush joined national education reporter Laura Meckler to discuss disruptive policies that can transform […]

#EIE18 Videos: Ed Funding, School Turnaround & More!

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 from three of our strategy sessions so you can learn about education funding, addressing gaps in teaching capacity and school turnaround strategies! Dollars Driving Results: Funding Lessons from […]