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Cod, Tongue Twisters and the Science of Reading

Today’s post celebrates everyone’s favorite obscure holiday: International Tongue Twister Day.* She sells sea shells by the sea shore. Think that’s tough? Try talking through this treacherous tongue twister ten times: Pad kid poured curd pulled cod. You tried it, didn’t you…? When we hear tongue twisters, we immediately want to check whether we can repeat […]

#FactFriday: STEM employment has grown 79% since 1990

We’re celebrating National #STEMday! Learn how businesses, education leaders and policymakers can transform education to address our nation’s skills gap in IT and computer science at ExcelinEd.org. See how Edgewater High School in Orlando is inspiring the next generation of engineers through an innovative career and technical education STEM program. What Others Are Saying Happy #STEMday! We […]

Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers – Edgewater High School

“I came to a realization about how much manufacturing can cost and how many variables there are.”  That was not the answer I expected to hear while talking to Benjamin, a junior at Edgewater High School in Orlando. Benjamin was one of two dozen students that day constructing fully functioning, automated conveyor belts as part of their […]

Happy 50th Birthday to Sesame Street from ExcelinEd!

For 50 years, Sesame Street has been helping kids across the globe grow smarter, stronger and kinder. In this post, the ExcelinEd team shares how television’s longest-running children’s show has touched their lives. Kassandra Elekes, Deputy Director of State Communications “Sesame Street has been a favorite in our house for years, and it’s currently helping […]

#AskExcelinEd: Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? I want to be there on November 10 to celebrate 50 years of impactful educational programming on television’s longest-running children’s show. For many of us, Sesame Street was our first and only foray into educational programming. Producers and researchers collaborated, steeping the show in the science of early childhood development and behavioral psychology. This […]

#EIE19: What Does the Future Look Like for Education in America?

  Dear Friend, The world is changing at a rapid pace, and both the workplace and its demands are being transformed in the process. We have all heard that schools need to prepare students for jobs that don’t even exist yet. But the truth is that the future of work has already arrived in many […]

10 Reasons to Take Action Now to Transform Education

Verbs mean action. Consider these verbs for 10 great reasons to attend the 2019 National Summit on Education Reform. Registration closes on Friday. Meet New Partners. Learn About the Latest Research. Discuss the Hottest Topics. Forge New Collaborations. Expand Your Network. Plan Strategically. Engage in Policy Workshops. Share Your Knowledge. Reimagine Education. Be Bold on behalf of students…and make a real difference in the year ahead. Registration for #EIE19 […]

#FactFriday: Mississippi students made exceptional gains in reading and math on the 2019 NAEP

Mississippi has significantly increased the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In fact, Mississippi fourth graders ranked 29th in Reading and 23rd in Math on the 2019 NAEP—up from 48th and 49th, respectively, in 2003! These results prove that Mississippi’s focus on enacting strong student-centered policies, […]

Get a signed book by award-winning authors Dr. Jonathan Haidt and Dr. Todd Rose at #EIE19!

You’ll have the opportunity to meet both authors following their keynote sessions, with limited quantities of complimentary books available for signing. Don’t miss out!

#AskExcelinEd: What conversations am I looking forward to at #EIE19?

Welcome to our #AskExcelinEd series on the National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE19)! Follow along for sneak peeks at the can’t-miss conversations we have planned for #EIE19 taking place in San Diego, CA, November 20-21. Today, Christy Hovanetz, Ph.D., ExcelinEd’s Senior Policy Fellow for Accountability, highlights two strategy sessions covering a “back to basics” approach to school accountability, as well as […]