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#FactFriday: The Cost of Our Nation’s Skills Gap

ExcelinEd’s new Career and Technical Education playbook series offers states a practical guide to address local skills gaps by strengthening education-to-career pipelines in their states and communities. Read more on our blog. What Others Are Saying About the U.S. Skills Gap Despite many American #CTE programs being out of touch with employer needs, there are bright spots where “innovative, forward-thinking leaders are […]

New Resource for Strengthening Career and Technical Education

How Can Your State Strengthen Career and Technical Education? Today, we’re releasing ExcelinEd’s fifth and final career and technical education (CTE) playbook, Aligning State Career and Technical Education Programs with Industry Needs and Priorities. In this post, ExcelinEd CEO Patricia Levesque shares highlights from each of the five playbooks. Enjoy! Why Is Career and Technical Education […]

Video: OECD’s Andreas Schleicher on the world’s best education systems

In December, 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 keynote featuring Andreas Schleicher. For the past 20 years, Schleicher has worked as part of the intergovernmental Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to identify […]

Expanding Opportunity for Florida Students with Career and Technical Education

This week, ExcelinEd’s Quentin Suffren testified before the Florida House Education Committee on how states are strengthening their Career and Technical Education programs to create new and expanded opportunities for students. Watch the archived stream of the full committee meeting and download his presentation.  

#FactFriday: Florida Tax Credit Scholarships Boost College Enrollment and Attainment

New research from the Urban Institute proves children participating in the FTC Scholarship Program are more likely than their peers to enroll in college and earn a degree. Read more. What Others Are Saying About This New Research MUST READ. New @urbaninstitute study finds students in America’s biggest private #schoolchoice program up to 43% more likely to […]

5 Steps to Maximize Career and Technical Education Funding

What are 5 steps to maximize the impact of CTE Funding? Last week, we released our new career and technical education (CTE) playbook, Funding for Value: Maximizing the Impact of CTE Funding. In today’s post, playbook co-author Matthew Joseph explores the five steps states can take to maximize the impact of CTE funding. Enjoy! Each state […]

#EIE18 Videos: CTE and Education Innovation Strategy Sessions

In December, 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 career and technical education (CTE) and education innovation. Fast Tracks to the Economy’s Most In-Demand Jobs: Strengthening State Career and Technical Education Programs […]

More Evidence: Florida Tax Credit Scholarships Boost College Enrollment and Attainment

Children participating in the Florida Tax Credit (FTC) Scholarship Program are more likely than their peers to enroll in college and earn a degree. This according to new research from Matthew Chingos, Tomas Monarrez and Daniel Kuehn of the Urban Institute. Launched in 2001, the FTC provides tuition scholarships for low-income families to attend private […]

New Career and Technical Education Playbook: Funding for Value

How can states fund CTE programs to maximize impact? Happy Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month! ExcelinEd is excited to share our new CTE playbook, Funding for Value: Maximizing the Impact of Career and Technical Education Funding. In today’s post, playbook co-author Melissa Canney takes a look at how states can states fund CTE programs for value. […]

New State Charter School Law Rankings Show Improvements and Opportunities for Growth

Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) released their annual rankings of charter school laws. Since that week was also National School Choice Week, you may have missed the shorthand and context provided by Todd Ziebarth, senior vice president for state advocacy and support for the NAPCS. The rankings constitute NAPCS’s view of charter school state […]