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ICYMI: 4 Things States Should Do to Help Students With Disabilities Graduate Ready for the World of Work

This post was originally published by The 74. The 74 By: Karla Phillips, Policy Director for Next Generation Learning at ExcelinEd & Travis Pillow, Senior Fellow at the Center on Reinventing Public Education Recent headlines have said it loud and proud: Unemployment is at a 50-year low, and it might drop a lot further. This is good news, […]

Computer science education pays off

This post was originally published by the Tampa Bay Times. Computer science education pays off Tampa Bay Times By Patricia Levesque, Chief Executive Officer for ExcelinEd No matter where Florida lawmakers stand on K-12 education policy, there is one area where they can readily find common ground: expanding computer science education. Computing occupations are now the top […]

#FactFriday: 400,000+ people made the moon landing possible

NASA needs astronauts, scientists, mathematicians, engineers, IT specialists, writers, technicians and many others working together to accomplish its lofty vision to discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity. Learn how this work begins in K-12 classrooms.

Don’t tell kids the sky is the limit!

Don’t tell kids the sky is the limit. We busted that myth 50 years ago when Apollo 11 landed on the moon! Although we are no longer competing in a space race, putting the first people on the moon like we did on July 20, 1969, or building the International Space Station to perform world-class science and research […]

#AskExcelinEd: Why is the business community so important to improving student pathways?

Over the past year, I have had the pleasure and opportunity to engage on the issue of career and technical education (CTE) with a range of business groups, including regional and local chamber officials. At every occasion, I was impressed by participants’ desire and commitment to partner with their local schools and postsecondary institutions to […]

Jeb Bush: Join me and get inspired at #EIE19!

Complacency is the exact opposite of what turning reform into reality is all about.Those who are comfortable with education’s status quo, happy to stick with traditional approaches and content to ride the wave of mediocrity—well, they clearly do not understand the urgency of this work. Today’s students need transformative change. They need schools that are academically accountable—and meaningful […]

Building Credential Currency to Ensure Credentials Matter

Over the past two months, ExcelinEd released Credentials Matter, a suite of resources designed to shed light on the landscape of industry credential data collection and alignment across the country. The project’s second report, Where Credentials Meet the Market, finds that earning a credential is associated with positive long-term outcomes related to high school completion, community college […]

Developing Computer Science Teaching Skills with Micro-credentials

As a recent report from the IT + CS Business Advisory Council reveals, America faces a growing demand for workers with IT and computer science skills. Unfortunately, this demand far exceeds the supply of such skilled workers. And the shortage of skilled workers begins long before individuals enter the workforce. The shortage begins in K-12. […]

#FactFriday: Celebrate National Summer Learning Week!

We’re celebrating National Summer Learning Week! Check out the tweets below to learn how you can combat summer learning loss and improve learning opportunities for the children in your life.

#AskExcelinEd: What does it look like when a state takes assessment literacy seriously?

Assessment literacy is essential to make important decisions about students, educators, schools and state and local policy based on student data. However, too few educators, policymakers, students and families understand the important role of assessment in helping all students achieve at high levels or understand the fundamental purposes and procedures of educational testing. Michigan Takes Assessment […]