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Video: Civil rights activist Dr. Howard Fuller stands up for education choice

Last month, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). Today, we’ve released videos of keynote speaker Dr. Howard Fuller. A longtime civil rights activist, Dr. Fuller was instrumental in launching the nation’s first school voucher program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He provides a […]

#EIE18 Videos: Education Opportunity Strategy Sessions

Last month, 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 education opportunity. Barriers No More: Facilities Access for Charter Schools This session explores how states can best combine policies and programs to ensure […]

#AskExcelinEd: What does National School Choice Week mean to you?

In a word, opportunity. That’s what I envision whenever I think about school choice for students: opportunity to learn, to be in an environment that fits, to get a quality education and become their best selves. During National School Choice Week, I also reflect on all the families I’ve met over the years who benefitted […]

VIDEO – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse: “Children are not widgets; they are souls.”

Last month, 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 #EIE18 opening keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. One-Minute Highlights Video Highlights from U.S. Senator Ben Sasse’s opening keynote at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform. […]

What were the key moments at #EIE18?

Last month, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand education reformers at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). From inspiring keynotes speakers to a trending social media hashtag, #EIE18 was packed with incredible moments! Keynote & General Session Highlights One-Minute Highlight Videos Check out the one-minute highlight videos from our inspiring keynote and strategy session speakers! Message from Governor Jeb Bush […]

Education choice in 2019 and beyond

This piece was originally published on the The Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Education Flypaper blog on January 5, 2019.  The Fordham Institute’s analysis of “charter school deserts” helps answer a vital question: Where are neighborhoods in which low-income children lack access to schools of choice? Their interactive tool provides a literal roadmap for expanding charters where they are most […]

75 Resources to Help You Transform Education in 2019

As we launch into 2019, take a look at these 75 resources on quality, opportunity and innovation ExcelinEd published in 2018. Use, bookmark and share these resources to transform education for children in your state, and look forward to more great resources this year! Quality Early Literacy Policy Summary Fundamental Principles Model Policy Fundamental Principles State Analysis […]

ExcelinEd’s Top 7 Blog Posts of 2018

Did you know that ExcelinEd provides frequent and timely information on public and private school choice, college and career pathways, next-generation learning, school accountability, early literacy, student-centered funding, state and national programs and more? ExcelinEd’s blog is THE place to go for all this great content! Plus, our weekly #AskExcelinEd blog series takes a deep dive on […]

Where states stand on 529 savings plans and K-12 tuition one year after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Tomorrow marks one year after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law and families can now use 529 savings plans for K-12 tuition state and federal tax-free in over 35 states and Washington, D.C. Our Educational Opportunity Policy Analyst, Tori Bell, takes a look at what changes have taken place over […]

2018 was filled with amazing progress. Thank you!

Our collaborative work gave 1.86 million additional students access to a better education. On their behalf, thank you!