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#FactFriday: 25+ Resources to Advance Quality CTE Programs

States that act now to strengthen their career and technical education programs will set up their local economies, employers and students for long-term success. And ExcelinEd’s resources can help states do just that. Visit for research, policy playbooks, model policies and videos to help you transform CTE for students in your state! What Others Are Saying What is #CTE, and how can […]

Quality in CTE Programs: It’s All About the Data

Quality career and technical education (CTE) programs can offer students a leg up in a promising career or a head start in postsecondary and career. But, unfortunately, not all CTE programs are high quality. Why? Because it’s not easy for states to ensure rigorous and robust CTE offerings. Yet it is possible, and data can […]

#AskExcelinEd About Work-Based Learning

Learn how states can develop and implement high-quality WBL programs in our new policy playbook.

#FactFriday: Why do parents and students love CTE?

High-quality career and technical education programs deliver what students and parents want! To learn more about CTE and how can it serve students in your state, visit CTE 101 Watch this video from Advance CTE to learn how CTE prepares learners for their futures while closing the skills gap for employers across the country. What […]

#AskExcelinEd: How Can States Harness Reverse Transfer to Support Postsecondary Persistence and Completion?

State leaders want their citizens to prosper and contribute to a thriving state economy. One way they can support this vision is by creating flexible new opportunities that help individuals complete college degrees and credentials. Currently, fewer than half of Americans ages 25-64 hold a credential beyond high school, according to research from Lumina. Image […]

#FactFriday: High school CTE programs offer real-world skills AND college credit

We’re celebrating #CTEMonth! Learn how high-quality, aligned career and technical education (CTE) programs can lead students to successful career outcomes at What Others Are Saying Partnering for Success! @WisconsinDPI chief Carolyn Stanford Taylor talks about the importance of partnering with businesses to help schools succeed in this op-ed.#CTEMonth #StatesLeading — CCSSO (@CCSSO) February 7, 2020 […]

#TBT: Celebrating National #SchoolChoice Week 2020!

Another National School Choice Week is behind us, but we’re still savoring all the great #NSCW moments from 2020! Take a look below for some of our favorite reads and stories from the week. WATCH: Governor Bush Visits True North Classical Academy in Miami, FL “It was a privilege to be with the students, parents […]

#AskExcelinEd: What is CTE, and how can it serve students in your state?

At ExcelinEd, we focus a lot on what it takes to develop high-quality state career and technical education (CTE) programs. Whether we are supporting governors and state lawmakers or working with state and local education and workforce agencies, our focus is on the development of state CTE programs that are robust, relevant and fully aligned […]

The Dynamic Duo: CTE and School Counseling

Today is not only the start of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, it is also the start of School Counseling Week. I don’t know about you, but I take celebrating CTE Month and School Counseling Week very seriously. It’s the perfect opportunity to thank CTE teachers and counselors for their important work. And after […]

#FactFriday: An estimated 13.7 million people celebrated #NSCW this week

For a decade, educators, families, students and leaders have used National School Choice Week to raise awareness of opportunity in K-12 education. Visit to learn more about this annual celebration, and head to to find out how school choice can open doors and create opportunity for families in your state. What Others Are […]