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Leading Education Innovator Sal Khan to Address the National Summit on Education Reform

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) announced that Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy, will be speaking at the 2019 National Summit on Education Reform on Thursday, November 21 in San Diego, CA. As the Foundation’s flagship initiative, the National Summit on Education Reform annually convenes the best and brightest from around the […]

Statement by Patricia Levesque on Signing of Ohio’s Comprehensive Education Budget

Patricia Levesque, CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), released the following statement on the signing of Ohio’s education budget, which includes funding for expanding quality public charter schools, private education choice and industry certification incentives. “This investment in students gives working-class families and underserved communities access to outstanding educational opportunities that would otherwise be […]

Governor Jeb Bush to Host National Summit on Education Reform

Governor Jeb Bush will open the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s (ExcelinEd) 12th annual National Summit on Education Reform on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in San Diego, California. “Today’s students need transformative change. They need schools that are academically accountable—and meaningful options when they’re not. They need skilled teachers with innovative approaches. And they need well-designed pathways […]

Highlights from the IT + CS Conversation on K-12 Education

Last month, ExcelinEd and Code.org’s IT + CS Business Advisory Council released Addressing America’s Growing Demand for IT and CS: The Case for Change in K–12 Education. The new report identifies what businesses, education leaders and policymakers can do to address our nation’s information technology (IT) and computer science (CS) skills gap. Here are some highlights from […]

New Resource from ExcelinEd & Code.org to Empower Students to Learn IT and CS Skills

America’s unmet need for top talent in information technology (IT) and computer science (CS) is a longstanding problem. However, a new report from the IT + CS Business Advisory Council, Addressing America’s Growing Demand for IT and CS: The Case for Change in K–12 Education, identifies what businesses, education leaders and policymakers can do to address this skills gap. The […]

Statement: Jeb Bush on Signing of Comprehensive Workforce Education Legislation

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), issued the following statement on the signing of House Bill 7071 by Governor Ron DeSantis.   “In signing this important legislation today, Governor Ron DeSantis is accelerating Florida toward the nation’s top spot in workforce development.  “This comprehensive plan to align […]

Governor Jeb Bush and Columba Bush Honor 2019 Arts for Life! Scholarship Winners

20th Annual Scholarship Program Honors 25 High School Seniors Tallahassee, Fla—Today, 43rd Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), and former first lady of Florida, Columba Bush, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Arts for Life! scholarship program and this year’s scholarship winners during a luncheon and award ceremony hosted at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.   Mrs. Bush, a passionate […]

ExcelinEd Report Examines How Industry Credentials Benefit Students After Graduation

New research studies the effect of credential attainment on long-term student success in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky   Today ExcelinEd released  Where Credentials Meet the Market, which builds on the foundation laid in Credentials Matter: A National Landscape to examine the impact of credential attainment on long-term student outcomes. This second report in an ongoing […]

State Actions Update – May 2019

Alabama Legislation providing for the implementation of computer science in every school in Alabama passed the Senate. HB 216, sponsored by Rep. David Faulkner, now heads to Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature. An early literacy bill, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, passed the Alabama legislature. HB 388 establishes a comprehensive early literacy curriculum, which […]

Statement by Governor Jeb Bush on Signing of Tennessee’s Education Scholarship Account Legislation

Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement on the signing of Tennessee’s Education Scholarship Account legislation. “With his signature on this historic legislation, Governor Bill Lee is expanding education opportunities for thousands of families in the great state of Tennessee. “I applaud Governor Lee, […]