Last month, Governor Jeb Bush spoke at the Mackinac Policy Conference in northern Michigan. Check out the highlights below to hear his message advocating for thoughtful change, bold accountability and ambitious school choice opportunities. Address Highlights Watch highlights from Governor Jeb Bush’s address in the session The Education Crisis: Change Is Possible at the Mackinac Policy Conference, or watch […]
Parents deserve to know and understand how their child’s school is performing. The best way to do that is through a transparent, objective school accountability system. Learn more. What Others Are Saying Report cards, linkages, privacy, and more. Learn the ins-and-outs of the eight most pressing #eddata topics in 2019: https://t.co/sYAjiVE0mE — Data Quality Campaign […]
The new Credentials Matter research verifies what we had long suspected: states need to more effectively align the credentials high school students earn with local labor markets.
Professional learning programs are thought to help teachers and school administrators increase student learning. However, little or no change in classroom practice occurs after teachers participate in typical professional learning programs, including workshops, conferences and traditional courses. So, if traditional professional learning programs don’t work, what does? Enter micro-credentials. Micro-credentials are a potentially game-changing strategy […]
Earlier this month Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB19-216, creating the High School Innovative Learning Pilot Program. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Jeff Bridges and Representative Shannon Bird, and the work of Colorado Succeeds, this next generation learning program will expand innovative learning opportunities for high school students and remove seat-time funding barriers for participating schools. […]
Credentials Matter, a first-of-its-kind analysis by ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies, examines whether the credentials students earn align with real-world employer demand. Explore state case studies on the effect of high school industry credentials on educational and labor market outcomes in the new report Where Credentials Meet the Market. What Others Are Saying REPORT: Where Credentials Meet the […]
In the past month, ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies have released three elements of Credentials Matter, a first-of-its-kind analysis that examines whether the credentials students earn align with real-world employer demand. CredentialsMatter.org, the most extensive data collection available on industry-recognized credentials earned in states. Credentials Matter: Report 1, an in-depth look at the analysis’s approach, findings and recommendations. Where […]
There is limited research on education and labor market outcomes associated with earning an industry credential in high school, but a new report from ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies addresses that gap.
#FactFriday: An industry-recognized credential is one that’s endorsed by a nationally recognized association
Credentials Matter, a first-of-its-kind analysis by ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies, examines whether the credentials students earn align with real-world employer demand. Explore the most extensive data collection available on industry-recognized credentials earned in states at CredentialsMatter.org. What Others Are Saying "Schools, higher education, employers and state agencies 'all have a part to play' in creating stronger connections […]
Every year state policymakers across the country are besieged with requests for additional school funding. They are asked to increase teacher salaries, lower class size and fund a multitude of important projects and programs. As with most things in life, there is never enough money to go around. So, how can a state policymaker decide what to fund and, equally as important, […]