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Here’s what they’re saying about Credentials Matter

In the past month, ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies have released three elements of Credentials Matter, a first-of-its-kind analysis that examines whether the credentials students earn align with real-world employer demand. CredentialsMatter.org, the most extensive data collection available on industry-recognized credentials earned in states. Credentials Matter: Report 1, an in-depth look at the analysis’s approach, findings and recommendations. Where […]

#AskExcelinEd: How do credentials meet the market in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky?

There is limited research on education and labor market outcomes associated with earning an industry credential in high school, but a new report from ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies addresses that gap.

#FactFriday: An industry-recognized credential is one that’s endorsed by a nationally recognized association

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 the most extensive data collection available on industry-recognized credentials earned in states at CredentialsMatter.org. What Others Are Saying "Schools, higher education, employers and state agencies 'all have a part to play' in creating stronger connections […]

#AskExcelinEd: How can state policymakers decide which school priorities to fund?

Every year state policymakers across the country are besieged with requests for additional school funding. They are asked to increase teacher salaries, lower class size and fund a multitude of important projects and programs. As with most things in life, there is never enough money to go around. So, how can a state policymaker decide what to fund and, equally as important, […]

#FactFriday: Only 28 states collect quantitative data on K-12 students’ credential attainment

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 the most extensive data collection available on industry-recognized credentials earned in states at CredentialsMatter.org. What Others Are Saying Out of the twenty-four states in @ExcelinEd and @Burning_Glass's study, 12 were rated as having moderate alignment, […]

What to Make of Louisiana Voucher Research?

Researchers from the University of Arkansas recently studied achievement effects on students participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program (LSP) between 2012 and 2016. Using a rigorous experimental design, the authors find negative effects for participating students on state assessments, particularly in math. Some evidence suggests students enrolled in larger schools with higher tuition experienced more […]

#AskExcelinEd: 5 types of credentials: What are they and what is their value?

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. This project presents the most extensive data collection available on industry-recognized credentials earned in states.

#FactFriday: 65 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional

Learn more about the fight to unlock lifelong opportunity and success for every child at ExcelinEd.org. What Others Are Saying 65 Years After Brown v. Board, This New Charter School Is Integrating Students In Alabama, a pivotal state in the civil rights movement, there are still areas where the school system is very much separate—and yes, unequal.  But as ExcelinEd’s Nathan Hoffman […]

65 Years After Brown v. Board, This New Charter School Is Integrating Students

It’s been 65 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which desegregated the nation’s public school system. Since then, schools by law have been “integrated,” or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to be. But in Alabama, a pivotal state in the civil rights movement, there are still areas where the school system is very much separate—and yes, unequal.   One public charter […]

3 Things That Matter for Charter Schools

It’s National Charter Schools Week and we are excited share the first blog from new ExcelinEd team member Dr. Cara Stillings Candal who will be heading up the organization’s policy work in private school choice. You may know her from her 2018 book, The Fight for the Best Charter Public Schools in the Nation. Dr. Candal takes this opportunity […]