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#AskExcelinEd: What does National School Choice Week mean to you?

In a word, opportunity. That’s what I envision whenever I think about school choice for students: opportunity to learn, to be in an environment that fits, to get a quality education and become their best selves. During National School Choice Week, I also reflect on all the families I’ve met over the years who benefitted […]

VIDEO – U.S. Senator Ben Sasse: “Children are not widgets; they are souls.”

Last month, 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 #EIE18 opening keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse. One-Minute Highlights Video Highlights from U.S. Senator Ben Sasse’s opening keynote at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform. […]

What were the key moments at #EIE18?

Last month, ExcelinEd hosted a thousand education reformers at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18). From inspiring keynotes speakers to a trending social media hashtag, #EIE18 was packed with incredible moments! Keynote & General Session Highlights One-Minute Highlight Videos Check out the one-minute highlight videos from our inspiring keynote and strategy session speakers! Message from Governor Jeb Bush […]

Education choice in 2019 and beyond

This piece was originally published on the The Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Education Flypaper blog on January 5, 2019.  The Fordham Institute’s analysis of “charter school deserts” helps answer a vital question: Where are neighborhoods in which low-income children lack access to schools of choice? Their interactive tool provides a literal roadmap for expanding charters where they are most […]

75 Resources to Help You Transform Education in 2019

As we launch into 2019, take a look at these 75 resources on quality, opportunity and innovation ExcelinEd published in 2018. Use, bookmark and share these resources to transform education for children in your state, and look forward to more great resources this year! Quality Early Literacy Policy Summary Fundamental Principles Model Policy Fundamental Principles State Analysis […]

ExcelinEd’s Top 7 Blog Posts of 2018

Did you know that ExcelinEd provides frequent and timely information on public and private school choice, college and career pathways, next-generation learning, school accountability, early literacy, student-centered funding, state and national programs and more? ExcelinEd’s blog is THE place to go for all this great content! Plus, our weekly #AskExcelinEd blog series takes a deep dive on […]

Where states stand on 529 savings plans and K-12 tuition one year after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Tomorrow marks one year after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law and families can now use 529 savings plans for K-12 tuition state and federal tax-free in over 35 states and Washington, D.C. Our Educational Opportunity Policy Analyst, Tori Bell, takes a look at what changes have taken place over […]

2018 was filled with amazing progress. Thank you!

Our collaborative work gave 1.86 million additional students access to a better education. On their behalf, thank you!

5 Policy Briefs for States Transitioning to Student-Centered Learning

ExcelinEd’s new policy brief series includes concrete steps for states to begin the transition to student-centered learning. The five-part series, Transitioning to Student-Centered Learning: Policy Solutions for States, identifies issues and offers solutions for states making the change to student-centered learning. View the five briefs below!

#AskExcelinEd: How can states create CTE programs for 21st-century career pathways?

#AskExcelinEd: How can states create CTE programs for 21st-century career pathways? High-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs can prepare students and states for success in a changing economy. Check out our new #EIE18 video and recent resources below to learn how your state can offer students access to rigorous 21st-century career pathways that prepare them […]