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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 […]

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, […]

Statement from Jeb Bush on the 65-Year Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement on the 65-year anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. “Sixty-five years is more than enough time for our nation to close the doors on schoolroom inequity and deliver a high-quality education to each and every […]

Statement: Jeb Bush on Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, issued the following statement on the signing of Senate Bill 7070 by Governor Ron DeSantis.     “Governor DeSantis today cemented his commitment to Florida’s hard-working families and their children and furthered the state’s unparalleled legacy of educational freedom.     “The new Family Empowerment Scholarships will ensure many […]

Indiana Families, Students Benefit with Strong Policies Approved by Gov. Holcomb, Policymakers

Indiana’s legislative session recently ended with strong steps toward ensuring each Hoosier student can succeed in school, careers and in life. “By focusing on the proven successes of school choice and wisely investing in an exciting new strategy to better prepare students for success in the workforce, Indiana’s lawmakers have made bold steps to help […]