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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 […]

#EIE19: Q&A with Leading Education Innovator Sal Khan

Dear Friend, Linking the power of technology with a free platform for learning is transforming lives in every corner of the globe. Sal Khan’s vision – and Khan Academy’s extraordinary achievements – are what big and audacious goals look like when they come to life. It’s deeply inspiring to see education changing before our eyes, […]

NOW PLAYING AT #EIE19: Miss Virginia

Be brave. Be heard. Believe. EdChoice and ExcelinEd are pleased to host an exclusive screening of Miss Virginia, an inspiring new film about the fight for educational opportunities.  National Summit on Education Reform Tuesday, Nov. 19 3:30 – 5:30 PM Hilton San Diego Bayfront Aqua DEF Hailed as a “must-see” movie by USA Today, join us to watch this inspiring tale of love and perseverance. […]

State Spotlight: K-3 Literacy Climbs in Arizona

In 2010, state lawmakers approved legislation called Move on When Reading (MOWR) in the Grand Canyon state. Led first by the Arizona State Board of Education, and then by the Arizona Department of Education, the $45 million statewide program was fully implemented in 2013 and designed to provide a comprehensive approach to K-3 literacy learning […]