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#FactFriday: 90% of parents want their children to study computer science

America’s unmet need for top talent in information technology (IT) and computer science (CS) is a longstanding problem. However, a new report from the IT + CS Business Advisory Council, Addressing America’s Growing Demand for IT and CS: The Case for Change in K–12 Education, identifies what businesses, education leaders and policymakers can do to address this […]

New Resource from ExcelinEd & Code.org to Empower Students to Learn IT and CS Skills

America’s unmet need for top talent in information technology (IT) and computer science (CS) is a longstanding problem. However, a new report from the IT + CS Business Advisory Council, Addressing America’s Growing Demand for IT and CS: The Case for Change in K–12 Education, identifies what businesses, education leaders and policymakers can do to address this skills gap. The […]

#AskExcelinEd: Why Are Industry Credentials Important for Career Pathways?

States offer a wide range of career and technical education programs and credentials intended to prepare high school students for success. But how effective are these programs and how relevant are the credentials students are earning? Find out in this video!

Credential Engine Executive Director Reflects on Credentials Matter Research

A new study from ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies fuels demand for greater credential transparency Each year, the United States spends about $2 trillion on workforce education and training. It’s a massive investment intended to help provide the credentials — and develop the competencies and skills — that job-seekers need to succeed in today’s workforce. […]

#FactFriday: 33 states have next generation learning programs

ExcelinEd and Foresight Law + Policy’s new report, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning: A National Landscape, examines state innovation and pilot programs supporting next generation learning, which includes personalized learning and mastery-based education.  

#AskExcelinEd: How are states advancing next generation learning?

States are exploring next generation learning to provide schools with the flexibility and support needed to ensure students graduate prepared for college or career. Today, there is a new resource for education leaders to use in this important work. ExcelinEd and Foresight Law + Policy’s new report, State Progress Toward Next Generation Learning: A National Landscape, closely […]

2 Giant Steps Toward Personalized Learning in Montana

For two decades, Montana has steadily chipped away at barriers that prevent schools from personalizing learning. And last month, state lawmakers passed two more significant laws to advance personalized learning and pathways. Montana State Senator Llew Jones, who has worked with key education leaders across Montana schools over several sessions to bring increased local flexibility […]

Highlights from Governor Jeb Bush at the Mackinac Policy Conference

Last month, Governor Jeb Bush spoke at the Mackinac Policy Conference in northern Michigan. Check out the highlights below to hear his message advocating for thoughtful change, bold accountability and ambitious school choice opportunities. Address Highlights Watch highlights from Governor Jeb Bush’s address in the session The Education Crisis: Change Is Possible at the Mackinac Policy Conference, or watch […]

#FactFriday: Most parents are satisfied with schools, yet most students aren’t succeeding

Parents deserve to know and understand how their child’s school is performing. The best way to do that is through a transparent, objective school accountability system. Learn more. What Others Are Saying Report cards, linkages, privacy, and more. Learn the ins-and-outs of the eight most pressing #eddata topics in 2019: https://t.co/sYAjiVE0mE — Data Quality Campaign […]

#AskExcelinEd: How can educators improve students’ chances of job market success?

The new Credentials Matter research verifies what we had long suspected: states need to more effectively align the credentials high school students earn with local labor markets.