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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 […]

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.