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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: — 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.

Micro-Credentials: A Game-Changing Opportunity For Teachers’ Professional Growth

Professional learning programs are thought to help teachers and school administrators increase student learning. However, little or no change in classroom practice occurs after teachers participate in typical professional learning programs, including workshops, conferences and traditional courses. So, if traditional professional learning programs don’t work, what does? Enter micro-credentials. Micro-credentials are a potentially game-changing strategy […]

New Colorado Program Will Unleash Innovation

Earlier this month Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed SB19-216, creating the High School Innovative Learning Pilot Program. Thanks to the leadership of Senator Jeff Bridges and Representative Shannon Bird, and the work of Colorado Succeeds, this next generation learning program will expand innovative learning opportunities for high school students and remove seat-time funding barriers for participating schools. […]

Industry Credentials = Increased High School Grad Rates

Credentials Matter, a first-of-its-kind analysis by ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies, examines whether the credentials students earn align with real-world employer demand. Explore state case studies on the effect of high school industry credentials on educational and labor market outcomes in the new report Where Credentials Meet the Market. What Others Are Saying REPORT: Where Credentials Meet the […]