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#FactFriday: 27% of charter school students are African American

Public and private school choice opens doors and creates educational opportunities for families across the country. And its influence doesn’t end there! Learn about the positive impact of private school choice on public school students. What Others Are Saying "The first lady of the civil rights movement spent her entire life working to improve the lives of […]

#AskExcelinEd: Our Favorite Moments from #CTEMonth

We talk a lot about career and technical education (CTE) at ExcelinEd. This policy offers states an exciting opportunity to set up their local economies, employers and students for long-term success. As #CTEMonth draws to a close, I hope you’ll take a look at the great resources, articles and posts below to identify ways to strengthen CTE […]

Lesson from Hawaii: How CTE can develop a talented workforce to meet future economic priorities

ExcelinEd and Dr. Danielle Mezera have supported Hawaii’s efforts to align state career and technical education programs with state economic priorities. When Congress reauthorized Perkins V in 2018, they presented states with a valuable opportunity to ensure career and technical education (CTE) systems support high-quality career pathways that prepare students for success in mid/high-wage, mid/high-skill, […]

#FactFriday: 25+ Resources to Advance Quality CTE Programs

States that act now to strengthen their career and technical education programs will set up their local economies, employers and students for long-term success. And ExcelinEd’s resources can help states do just that. Visit for research, policy playbooks, model policies and videos to help you transform CTE for students in your state! What Others Are Saying What is #CTE, and how can […]

Quality in CTE Programs: It’s All About the Data

Quality career and technical education (CTE) programs can offer students a leg up in a promising career or a head start in postsecondary and career. But, unfortunately, not all CTE programs are high quality. Why? Because it’s not easy for states to ensure rigorous and robust CTE offerings. Yet it is possible, and data can […]

#AskExcelinEd About Work-Based Learning

Learn how states can develop and implement high-quality WBL programs in our new policy playbook.

#FactFriday: Why do parents and students love CTE?

High-quality career and technical education programs deliver what students and parents want! To learn more about CTE and how can it serve students in your state, visit CTE 101 Watch this video from Advance CTE to learn how CTE prepares learners for their futures while closing the skills gap for employers across the country. What […]

#AskExcelinEd: How Can States Harness Reverse Transfer to Support Postsecondary Persistence and Completion?

State leaders want their citizens to prosper and contribute to a thriving state economy. One way they can support this vision is by creating flexible new opportunities that help individuals complete college degrees and credentials. Currently, fewer than half of Americans ages 25-64 hold a credential beyond high school, according to research from Lumina. Image […]

#FactFriday: High school CTE programs offer real-world skills AND college credit

We’re celebrating #CTEMonth! Learn how high-quality, aligned career and technical education (CTE) programs can lead students to successful career outcomes at What Others Are Saying Partnering for Success! @WisconsinDPI chief Carolyn Stanford Taylor talks about the importance of partnering with businesses to help schools succeed in this op-ed.#CTEMonth #StatesLeading — CCSSO (@CCSSO) February 7, 2020 […]

#TBT: Celebrating National #SchoolChoice Week 2020!

Another National School Choice Week is behind us, but we’re still savoring all the great #NSCW moments from 2020! Take a look below for some of our favorite reads and stories from the week. WATCH: Governor Bush Visits True North Classical Academy in Miami, FL “It was a privilege to be with the students, parents […]