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#EIE19 Travel Guide – What to eat, see and do while in San Diego!

Are you registered for the 2019 National Summit and planning your trip to San Diego? Let ExcelinEd be your personal concierge! Eat Arriving on Tuesday? You’re just in time for Taco Tuesday specials! After you land, grab a couple tacos (and don’t forget chips and guac – San Diego is the top producer of avocados in the […]

#AskExcelinEd: Are comprehensive early literacy policies more than just ‘retention policies’?

Early literacy policies being enacted in states across our country are so much more than “retention policies,” as some believe. Instead, they are focused on preventative measures to identify K-3 students who need additional help in reading as early as possible, provide effective, scientifically based reading instruction and intervention targeted at individual student needs, and help ensure each child has achieved grade-level reading by the end […]

#FactFriday: Students who read 30 minutes a day will encounter 13.7 million words by graduation

Today is National Read a Book Day! A student’s ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. Yet today, over half of K-12 students read less than fifteen minutes per day, leaving them very little time to practice and learn new words. Parents can share the gift of reading with their children every night by turning bedtime into story time, laying the foundation for success in school and beyond.   […]

Get Your Permission Slip Signed, #EIE19 is Going on a Field Trip!

Tour San Diego area schools to learn how they foster career exploration Are you arriving early to #EIE19? On Tuesday, November 19, National Summit attendees are invited to join the Cajon Valley Union School district for a firsthand look at how they are realigning public education to meet the demands of life after graduation through personalized education […]

How Can Policymakers Prepare Students for the Future of Work?

  In honor of Labor Day earlier this week, we are diving into our blog archives to revisit a post on XQ Institute’s report High School & the Future of Work. This continues to be a topic of conversation across America, and many states are beginning to implement some of the following policy solutions to better prepare […]

#FactFriday: 125 years ago, Labor Day became a national holiday.

Since Labor Day became a national holiday 125 years ago, the United States has seen at least three major transitions of the American worker. From working in the fields and factories to developing the software that now drives the tractor or assembles the machinery, we have technology to thank for this evolution. The expansion of […]

#AskExcelinEd: How can employers engage with states on Perkins V planning?

Ensuring today’s students are prepared for tomorrow’s careers increasingly depends on employer engagement in workforce education. This is especially important given the 2018 reauthorization of Perkins V, the federal law and funding stream that supports K-12 and postsecondary career and technical education (CTE).  Employer participation in the development of each state’s Perkins V plan is more than just a federal requirement; it is an invaluable opportunity for employers to weigh in on their state’s vision for workforce education. It is […]

JUST RELEASED: Strategy Sessions to Advance Education in America

  Join Governor Jeb Bush and ExcelinEd for the 12th annual National Summit on Education Reform on November 20-21 in San Diego, California. Become inspired and empowered to build a brighter future for our nation’s families. The full agenda is now available to begin planning your time at #EIE19. View the Full Agenda Strategy Sessions and Workshops In addition […]

#Fact Friday: Back to School with Choice

Believe it or not, nearly 25% of the U.S. population is enrolled in K-12 or postsecondary education – that’s 76.4 million people! Of that, 56.6 million are enrolled in a K-12 public or private school and approximately 1.7 million are homeschool students.   And this year, thanks to courageous families and policymakers, more students than ever are going back to school with choice. From public school choice options such as […]

#AskExcelinEd: Back to School (Choice) 101

Thanks to determined families and courageous policymakers, more families than ever are going back to school this year with the ability to choose the educational setting that best fits their child’s needs. And, thanks to the just-released 2019 Education Next Poll, we also know support for educational choice is at a record high! Nationwide support […]