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#EIE18 Videos: Ed Funding, School Turnaround & More!

In December, 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 from three of our strategy sessions so you can learn about education funding, addressing gaps in teaching capacity and school turnaround strategies! Dollars Driving Results: Funding Lessons from […]

#FactFriday: The Lifelong Impact of Early Literacy

This weekend, we’re celebrating National Read Across America Day! The ability to read opens doors and opportunities each child deserves. Learn how your state can empower every child with this life-changing ability at ExcelinEd.org. What Others Are Saying Follow #ReadAcrossAmerica to see how schools are celebrating today! Celebrating the power of reading with some curious young minds while […]

Join Governor Jeb Bush and ExcelinEd at SXSW EDU next week!

Next week, ExcelinEd is heading to SXSW EDU in Austin, TX! Our chairman Governor Jeb Bush will take the stage on Monday, and we’ll hold another two sessions on innovation in education during the week. Check out the information below if you can join us in person, or follow along on Twitter. See you next week! […]

State Actions Update – February

Florida A new statewide survey of 800 registered voters in Florida released by ExcelinEd this month found that nearly 80 percent of voters support allowing parents to choose a school instead of sending them to a school based on their zip code. The survey indicates that Floridians have a strong desire to create an ESA […]

Video: How do digital tools influence education?

Happy Digital Learning Day! Back in December, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). We asked #EIE18 speakers and attendees about how online and digital resources are influencing education. Here’s what they said! How Are Online and Digital Tools Influencing Education? […]

#AskExcelinEd: One thing policymakers should know about Career and Technical Education

To close out our recognition of #CTEMonth, Dr. Danielle Mezera, co-author of four of our five Career and Technical Education (CTE) Playbooks, shares one thing policymakers need to know about CTE. Check out the video below! Learn more about Career and Technical Education.

Video: Dr. Raj Chetty on using “big data” to improve #EdQuality

In December, 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 keynote featuring Dr. Raj Chetty. One of the world’s leading economists, Dr. Chetty is addressing important social and economic questions regarding inequality and opportunity. Through his […]

Room to Grow: Florida Private Schools Have Capacity to Serve More Children

For two decades, Florida lawmakers have demonstrated a durable commitment to expanding educational opportunity to all children, with an estimated 1.6 million PreK-12 students attending a public or private school of their choice in 2018 – or 47% of the school–aged population.  Private choice has been a major part of this dynamic education system. Roughly 150,000 students are enrolled in one of the state’s four private education choice programs – more than a third of […]

#FactFriday: Florida’s AP Student Success

In Florida, 31.7 percent of 2018 public high school graduates scored a 3 or higher on an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school, compared to 32.9 percent in Massachusetts and 32.2 percent in Connecticut. The national average is 23.5 percent. This success is even more notable, because Florida serves a significantly higher population of low-income students […]

#AskExcelinEd: Aligning Career and Technical Education Programs with Industry Needs

How can your state align Career and Technical Education programs with industry needs? Last week, ExcelinEd released its fifth and final career and technical education (CTE) playbook, Aligning State Career and Technical Education Programs with Industry Needs and Priorities. In this post, ExcelinEd’s Innovation Policy Managing Director Quentin Suffren shares highlights from the new playbook. Enjoy! […]