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ANALYSIS: ESSA State Plans Landscape and Key Trends

The U.S. Department of Education has approved Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This provided an opportunity to update our landscape analysis of the nuts and bolts of these plans to reflect the final, approved versions. “Approval of all state plans is a major milestone and […]

Charter Schools 101

ExcelinEd’s new Opportunity Learning Hub offers quick, efficient videos for people interested in policies that expand educational opportunity. Take a look at these videos in the Hub’s Public Charter Schools series to become a more proficient advocate for education choice! What are public charter schools? Today, more than 3 million students in the US attend a […]

Don’t miss Eva Moskowitz at #EIE18!

This December, I hope you’ll join us at #EIE18 to hear from one of the most tenacious champions for public charter schools. In 2006, Eva Moskowitz created Success Academy Charter Schools—the largest and best-performing public charter school network in New York City—to address an education system that was both dysfunctional and inequitable. Moskowitz has taken on the powerful entrenched status quo to guide thousands of disadvantaged students to high academic performance.

#AskExcelinEd: What does Perkins V mean for CTE accountability?

The Perkins V accountability system evaluates the extent to which a state’s CTE concentrators meet state-determined levels of performance across several secondary and postsecondary indicators of performance.

Transitioning to Student-Centered Learning: Evaluating Impact

While working with states to implement innovative student-centered learning policies and programs, ExcelinEd has identified policies and practices that hinder new student-centered learning models. Transitioning to Student-Centered Learning: Policy Solutions for States is a policy brief series dedicated to addressing these challenges. The Challenge of Evaluating Progress and Impact All new education programs and initiatives […]

#EIE18: OECD’s Andreas Schleicher to Speak on the World’s Best Education Systems

  A few weeks ago, I had a terrific opportunity to join a panel discussion of education advocates and policymakers at a Georgetown University FutureEd event. The discussion was led by the renowned educational expert Andreas Schleicher, OECD’s Director for Education and Skills, developer of the international PISA exam and author of World Class: How to Build […]

New Report: Students Don’t Have Access to Core Courses

Today, ExcelinEd published College and Career Pathways: Equity and Access, a first-of-its-kind report identifying significant gaps nationwide in high school students’ access to college and career preparation courses.

#AskExcelinEd: What does Perkins V’s new Local Comprehensive Needs Assessment requirement mean for states?

Perkins V contains a new requirement within the local recipient application for funds. This requirement—the Local Comprehensive Needs Assessment—must be included in each local application and updated at least every two years.

#EIE18: Celebrated Author Chip Heath to Speak to the Power of Moments

  I’m always inspired when smart researchers have a talent for translating complex findings into compelling reads. To me, that’s the mark of a big thinker, a skilled communicator and a passionate advocate for new ideas. It’s also someone I want to hear more from! Every attendee at this year’s National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE18) will […]

#AskExcelinEd: How does Perkins V emphasize early college opportunities?

Nearly every aspect of Perkins V encourages early college opportunities. What opportunities and challenges does this present for states?