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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 […]

Why does reading matter for children?

  In today’s #AskExcelinEd, we’re sharing a touching new video and some great resources on our comprehensive reading intervention policy. I hope these inspire and equip you to prioritize early literacy for children in your state! Today’s Readers. Tomorrow’s Leaders. Hear why these policymakers and education advocates prioritize reading with their families.

#EIE18 Behind the Scenes – What’s Your Favorite Children’s Book?

Last month, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). We asked some of our speakers and attendees about their favorite children’s books. From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Nancy Drew mysteries and Dr. Seuss books, find out what our #EIE18 speakers love! What’s […]

#FlashbackFriday: Our favorite stories from National #SchoolChoice Week

Millions of students benefit from the opportunity to select the best educational fit for their unique needs. National #SchoolChoice Week is a time to celebrate these options that include open enrollment at traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and even homeschooling. Every child deserves access to a quality education that provides […]

Video: Dr. Eva Moskowitz Encourages Bold, Fast Action

Last month, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). Today, we’ve released videos of keynote speaker Dr. Eva Moskowitz. Moskowitz founded the first Success Academy Charter School in 2006. Today, Success Academy serves 15,500 students across 30 schools in New York City; […]

#AskExcelinEd: Is school choice worth the struggle?

In today’s #AskExcelinEd, our Associate Policy Director of Charter Schools Sam Duell takes a timely look at the struggle for school choice. School Choice Is a Struggle Many of the best things in life come after intense struggle. Think children after birth, endorphins after marathons, civil rights after protest and freedom after revolution. The struggle […]

Video: Civil rights activist Dr. Howard Fuller stands up for education choice

Last month, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). Today, we’ve released videos of keynote speaker Dr. Howard Fuller. A longtime civil rights activist, Dr. Fuller was instrumental in launching the nation’s first school voucher program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He provides a […]

#EIE18 Videos: Education Opportunity Strategy Sessions

Last month, 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 education opportunity. Barriers No More: Facilities Access for Charter Schools This session explores how states can best combine policies and programs to ensure […]