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Transitioning to Student-Centered Learning: Evaluating Impact

While working with states to implement innovative student-centered learning policies and programs, ExcelinEd has identified policies and practices that hinder new student-centered learning models. Transitioning to Student-Centered Learning: Policy Solutions for States is a policy brief series dedicated to addressing these challenges. The Challenge of Evaluating Progress and Impact All new education programs and initiatives […]

#EIE18: OECD’s Andreas Schleicher to Speak on the World’s Best Education Systems

  A few weeks ago, I had a terrific opportunity to join a panel discussion of education advocates and policymakers at a Georgetown University FutureEd event. The discussion was led by the renowned educational expert Andreas Schleicher, OECD’s Director for Education and Skills, developer of the international PISA exam and author of World Class: How to Build […]

New Report: Students Don’t Have Access to Core Courses

Today, ExcelinEd published College and Career Pathways: Equity and Access, a first-of-its-kind report identifying significant gaps nationwide in high school students’ access to college and career preparation courses.

#AskExcelinEd: What does Perkins V’s new Local Comprehensive Needs Assessment requirement mean for states?

Perkins V contains a new requirement within the local recipient application for funds. This requirement—the Local Comprehensive Needs Assessment—must be included in each local application and updated at least every two years.

#EIE18: Celebrated Author Chip Heath to Speak to the Power of Moments

  I’m always inspired when smart researchers have a talent for translating complex findings into compelling reads. To me, that’s the mark of a big thinker, a skilled communicator and a passionate advocate for new ideas. It’s also someone I want to hear more from! Every attendee at this year’s National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18) will […]

#AskExcelinEd: How does Perkins V emphasize early college opportunities?

Nearly every aspect of Perkins V encourages early college opportunities. What opportunities and challenges does this present for states?

How a Public Charter School Set Me on the Path to Success in College

Before I was born in North Carolina, my family lived in Puerto Rico where schooling was limited and with mainly poor options. My mom, who used to be a teacher, understood how important choosing a school for a child can be. After working in a few schools, she recognized the benefits of a charter school […]

#AskExcelinEd: 12 Can’t-Miss Conversations at #EIE18

Exceptional keynote speakers and in-depth strategy sessions will inspire and empower you to build a brighter future for our nation’s families!

#AskExcelinEd About the Perkins V Reauthorization

Today, ExcelinEd released a new brief Perkins V Reauthorization: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks for States. ExcelinEd’s Director of Innovation Policy, Melissa Canney, introduces us to the eight shifts Perkins V makes that present critical decision points for state’s pursuing high-quality CTE programs.  This summer, we witnessed a refreshing show of bipartisan action resulting in the “Strengthening Career […]

Do Well in School, Do Well in Life, Right? Unfortunately, No.

Just before my senior year of high school, my family moved across the country. I went from one of the top public schools in California to an average public school in Maryland. I enjoyed my new school, but the difference in rigor was immediately evident. Earning an ‘A’ at my old school took twice the effort, and my Advanced Placement classes were the only ones I found challenging. In some cases, I had already learned the curriculum being taught in 12th grade back when I was a sophomore.   […]