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#AskExcelinEd: How well is Indiana addressing public charter school facilities needs?

Nationwide, millions of students are enrolled in public charter schools, and millions more are on waiting lists to attend one. Despite their obvious success, public charter schools often lack access to affordable facilities, which would allow these in-demand schools to serve more students. The National Charter School Resource Center’s new report “A Synthesis of Research […]

Registration Is Open!

Ignite Ideas. Inspire Change. Transform Education. Registration is now open for ExcelinEd’s EdPalooza on December 1-3, 2020. This year’s unique virtual event is for everyone who believes now is the time to retool education—and wants to get it right! EdPalooza is your can’t-miss opportunity to engage with the foremost thought leaders and practitioners in K-12 education on topics that […]

#AskExcelinEd: How can states measure a high-quality career pathway?

Not many people know this, but watching states compete to see which will have the highest percentage of students complete the FAFSA is quite the sporting event (especially this year when there were no real sports for quite a while there). For the past few years, Tennessee and Louisiana have been in a nail-biting neck and […]

Mississippi’s School Recognition Program Rewards 20,000 Teachers This Year Thanks to Governor Reeves’ Leadership

The secret is out that Mississippi is a shining example of rising student achievement. In fact, the Southern Regional Education Board praised Mississippi in its 2020 report on the progress of education in the South. The findings highlighted how the effective implementation of a broad package of education policies – and the hard work and dedication […]

Pandemic-Induced Learning Loss is Real: What Can We Do About It?

It’s October, and school is back in session, even if it doesn’t look anything like it did this time last year. According to a nationally representative sample, as of August, about half the nation’s district schools were planning for face-to-face instruction, with the other half opting for fully remote learning or a hybrid approach. Private […]

Why Tutors, Why Now?

Learning loss during school closures this Spring could have a long-term impact on the lifetime earnings of students. A recent McKinsey & Company analysis found that “the average K-12 student in the United States could lose $61,000 to $82,000 in lifetime earnings.” Considering the academic and economic consequences of COVID-19, states should consider acting decisively […]

#FactFriday: Only 18% of credentials earned by K-12 students are demanded by employers

Are K-12 and postsecondary students in your state earning credentials that align with real-world employer demand? Find out at ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies recently released the second phase of this exciting project, which includes the most extensive data collection available on industry-recognized credentials earned in states. Credentials Matter Phase 2 includes a redesigned and expanded website as well as two new […]

Credentials Matter for Today’s Students

In 2019, ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies launched Credentials Matter. This first-of-its-kind research and accompanying interactive website explored the industry-recognized credentials students earn, the credentials demanded by employers, and the impact of credential attainment on long-term student outcomes. Now we are releasing Credentials Matter Phase 2. For this latest phase, we have redesigned and expanded as well as […]

Idaho Expands Educational Opportunities Despite Pandemic

On Friday, Idaho Governor Brad Little announced a significant investment of $50 million in CARES Act funding directly to parents through his Strong Families, Strong Students initiative. The program will allow Idaho families to better customize their child’s education and meet the challenges of remote learning by providing up to $1,500 per child ($3,500 maximum […]

U.S. Department of Education Confirms Testing Will Continue to Address Learning Gaps

This week, the U.S. Department of Education advised states not to expect any additional waivers to federal testing requirements, which are outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Testing is critical to ensuring that parents and educators have the data to better understand, particularly amid learning disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where […]