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Dr. Howard Fuller: Why I’m looking forward to #EIE18

My enthusiasm keeps building as we get closer to this year’s National Summit on Education Reform. The opportunity to spend time with more than 1,000 leaders and policymakers who are passionate about helping students is definitely my idea of a good week.

#EIE18 Edition: Experience Washington D.C. like a local!

We hope you will be able to join us at #EIE18 next month! ExcelinEd’s D.C. team has some great recommendations for your #EIE18 trip. Register today so you can experience Washington D.C. like a local!

#AskExcelinEd: How can states invest more in innovation through Perkins Reserve funds?

Perkins V requires that Perkins Reserve funds must be used to foster innovation in CTE and promote programs aligned with high-skill, high-wage or in-demand occupations or industries.

Digital Literacy – The Next Frontier

Computer skills are now essential for school and career success, which is why ExcelinEd works with states and partners to ensure students have the resources to become digitally literate.’s new 2018 State of Computer Science Education captures school-level data showing where computer science courses are currently being taught. An update on the March 2017 report, this release identifies the 33 states […]

Governor Jeb Bush: Join me and leading economist Raj Chetty at #EIE18

With education and economic success so closely intertwined, Raj Chetty has a lot to offer to those of us in education reform.

#AskExcelinEd: How can states address the challenges of school turnaround?

ExcelinEd presents a new brief, School Interventions Under ESSA: Harnessing High-Performing Charter Operators, to provide information on leveraging federal funds and promoting rigorous, evidence-based turnaround strategies for states.

New Research Shows Effectiveness of Florida Tax-Credit Program

Parents want educational programs that empower them to choose the best setting to meet the learning needs of their children. This is certainly true for Florida families where the demand for educational choice far exceeds capacity in both public and private choice programs. Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship program – the largest private school choice program […]

South Carolina Policymakers Explore How to Expand Access to Quality Public Charter Schools

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to visit South Carolina earlier this month to speak with the House Education and Public Works Ad Hoc Committee on Public Charter Schools. Policymakers and education leaders in the Palmetto State have done a great job creating viable opportunities for families around the state. But we cannot rest. […]

ANALYSIS: ESSA State Plans Landscape and Key Trends

The U.S. Department of Education has approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This provided an opportunity to update our landscape analysis of the nuts and bolts of these plans to reflect the final, approved versions. “Approval of all state plans is a major milestone and […]

Charter Schools 101

ExcelinEd’s new Opportunity Learning Hub offers quick, efficient videos for people interested in policies that expand educational opportunity. Take a look at these videos in the Hub’s Public Charter Schools series to become a more proficient advocate for education choice! What are public charter schools? Today, more than 3 million students in the US attend a […]