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Calling all bookworms: It’s National Book Lover’s Day!

The smooth feel of 50# offset paper, the appearance of Garamond typeface, the flicking sound of turning pages and the smell of your steaming venti decaf non-fat latte creates the perfect start to an unofficial holiday, National Book Lover’s Day.  Johannes Gutenberg made the love of books possible for the masses in 1440 with the invention of movable type […]

Don’t miss these powerful speakers at #EIE19

Each year, the National Summit on Education Reform’s keynotes and general sessions never fail to inspire, engage and empower attendees with the strength of spirit needed for making a difference for students. Here are a few previews of what’s in store for you at our 12th annual convening: 65th  Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education: This landmark Supreme Court decision changed the course of education […]

Private Schools Are Ready to Serve Low- and Middle Income Students

Students from all socioeconomic backgrounds deserve to have access to an education that best fits their needs. In many cases, a private school option may be the right one. However, trends in enrollment and private school tuition suggest it is becoming more difficult for students from middle- and low-income backgrounds to access private schooling options. […]

#AskExcelinEd: What are 5 Back to School Conversation Starters?

Here’s an embarrassing confession. I did not know what engineers actually do until my 3rd year of college. No, I wasn’t a student who fell through the cracks. I did well in math and science and had ongoing support from my family, teachers and school counselors. I even went to a university with a world-renowned engineering program. Yet for some reason I believed engineering was an endless series of problem sets that nerdy men completed in dark cubicles. I had no idea that engineering is about creatively using math, science and teamwork to solve problems that improve […]

FactFriday: August is National Back to School Month!

Summer vacation is winding down, and over the next few weeks 58 million students across the country will head back to school. Check out back to school resources from U.S. Department of Education and explore fun back to school facts from the U.S. Census Bureau. What Others are Saying Somehow, it's almost that time again! Check out the […]

Sneak Peek of #EIE19 Strategy Sessions and Workshops

Are you prepared to make a difference for students in 2020?   As education moves front-and-center in our communities, state legislatures and nationwide conversations, ExcelinEd’s 2019 National Summit on Education Reform is the best way to be policy-ready with the latest research, smartest strategies, strongest networks and sharpest game plan for the year ahead.   Now in its 12th year, the National Summit will take place in San Diego on […]

#AskExcelinEd: How Can States Create College & Career Pathways for Students?

Too many of our nation’s students are unprepared for the challenges they will face after high school. As a result, students are spending more on college for remedial courses, they are unprepared for careers so jobs are left unfilled, and states—and our nation—are experiencing unrealized economic growth. But it doesn’t have to be this way. […]

Charter Schools and Segregation: More Context

The Urban Institute and Education Next just published a new and different kind of study that sought to measure the effects of charter schools on racial isolation. The study finds that charter schools do contribute to racial segregation. As an education reporter from Chalkbeat has pointed out, the researchers clarify the impact is small, but […]

Arizona’s Next Step in Education Innovation

Thirty-three states and Washington, D.C., have state-level innovation or pilot programs that promote next generation learning—a range of K-12 education models and approaches that prioritize innovative, student-centered practices to ensure every student succeeds. ExcelinEd and Foresight Law + Policy recently published new research that closely examines next generation learning programs in each state. Our findings indicate that innovation and pilot programs—like all education policies—look different from state to state. Yet, one […]

#FactFriday: The world’s oldest active sailing ship is docked at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Come sail away with us to San Diego! The Maritime Museum is minutes away from the conference hotel and would make a great sight-seeing excursion during your time in San Diego for #EIE19. Climb aboard the Star of India, which made her maiden voyage in 1863, sailed around the world 21 times and still sails in the ocean with a […]