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New York is closing a charter school to ‘save’ money. But at what cost to students?

Last month, the New York State Board of Regents voted to not renew their contract with Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School (BuffSci). The Regents’ own staff recommended a five-year renewal for the charter school and an expansion of 144 students over the next two years. But the Regents disregarded their staff. One regent is […]

#AskExcelinEd: How can states jump-start college learning in high school?

Our parents went to a local school, worked hard and earned a high school diploma that opened doors to a career that paid for a house, put their kids through college and provided a retirement pension. Things have changed drastically. For us, the high school diploma was a stepping stone to college, typically interpreted as […]

#ClassWithJeb: Lessons in Governing with Mitch Landrieu

Former New Orleans Mayor and former Louisiana Lt. Governor, Mitch Landrieu, shares his perspectives on the appropriate role of government during crises, as well as his experiences in running one of our nation’s most treasured cities. Watch the Video Lessons in Governing with Mitch Landrieu  

#ClassWithJeb: Lessons in Media & Sports with Jim Nantz

Jim Nantz, CBS Sports Commentator, shares insights from his long-time career as a sports broadcaster and the significant role that sports play in American society. Watch the Video Lessons in Media & Sports with Jim Nantz  

#ClassWithJeb: Lessons in Governing and Media & Sports

New #ClassWithJeb lessons are ready for teachers and students! Check out the lessons below from former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu and CBS Sports Commentator Jim Nantz for insightful and engaging lessons as well as accompanying teacher guides. Watch Class in Session Remember to check back weekly at for new lessons from today’s visionaries!

GUEST BLOG: Can I Be a Pioneer?

The following post originally appeared on redefinED. I love seeing new posts on the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion Facebook page. It’s so encouraging to see the increasing number of schools welcoming students of all abilities. But when I find myself daydreaming about my daughter perhaps becoming the first girl with Down Syndrome to […]

#FactFriday: State education leaders support local district decision-making on school reopening

This week, ExcelinEd shared two resources on reopening schools to support leaders as they make thoughtful decisions regarding the safety and wellbeing of their students and communities. Look below or visit for these—and more—resources.

#AskExcelinEd: What Are the Implications of COVID-19 on Turnaround Schools?

School closures due to COVID-19 have far-reaching implications, some that we can’t even begin to realize. But a question that keeps me up at night is this: How will this virus and the resulting school closures impact our students in turnaround schools? Equity Means Everyone In conversations with fellow educators, equity is at the forefront […]

#ClassWithJeb: Lessons in Faith with Cardinal Timothy Dolan

As a leader in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Timothy Dolan shares his insights into the importance of maintaining faith through the daily details of ordinary life. Cardinal Dolan shares what his life experiences have taught him—from his young life in St. Louis to becoming the Archbishop of New York and a cardinal of the Catholic […]

New #ClassWithJeb Lessons in the Arts and Faith

New #ClassWithJeb lessons are ready for teachers and students! Check out the lessons below from Romero Britto, founder of the Happy Art Movement, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, for insightful and engaging lessons as well as accompanying teacher guides. Watch Class in Session Lessons in the Arts with Romero Britto “Brazilian-born and Miami-made” founder of the Happy […]