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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb Presents Ambitious Plan to help Hoosiers Succeed in School, Careers 

In his State of the State address yesterday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb presented an ambitious and thoughtful plan to help all Hoosiers pursue their dreams today and in the future. “Our greatest challenge is that too many Hoosiers lack the education and skills for the jobs that are here today and being created tomorrow,” Holcomb […]

Gov. Ivey Highlights Importance of Early Literacy

During her State of the State address yesterday evening, Governor Kay Ivey implored leaders to join her in strengthening Alabama’s education pathways from Pre-K education to workforce training. In her address, Gov. Ivey highlighted her Strong Start, Strong Finish initiative, which calls for every student to have a solid reading foundation by the end of […]

Arizona Governor Ducey Praises Educational Improvements and Calls for Expanded Career and Technical Education

During yesterday’s state of the state address, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey pledged to continue investing in educational programs that are working, including career and technical education, computer science and coding, narrowing the achievement gap and adding high-speed internet to rural schools. Eighty percent of his new budget priorities are for public education. For the past […]

New ExcelinEd Policy Resource Helps States Improve Their Career and Technical Education Programs

The “skills gap” in today’s workforce is real. The Department of Labor released the statistic this summer of 6.2 million job openings nationwide—yet at the same time, 7 million Americans were unemployed. This disconnect takes a tremendous toll on individuals and our nation’s economy. Preparing students for entry and advancement in today’s workforce has become […]

Public Voting Underway for National “Choices in Education” Video Contest

The public now has the unique opportunity to see and hear American families, adults and children share personal stories about how “choices in education” changed their lives. Hundreds of families from across the country shared their stories for the “Choices in Education” video contest over the past two months and now the public can vote […]

North Carolina Redesigns School Report Cards for Accountability, Transparency

Today, North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson unveiled a complete redesign of the state’s school report card website that will provide clear, transparent information on local school performance to parents, teachers, students and communities statewide. The new website,, was developed at the direction of Superintendent Johnson and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction […]

ExcelinEd Identifies Key Trends in New Analysis of ESSA State Plans

Now that all 50 states and the District of Columbia have submitted their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans to the U.S. Department of Education, ExcelinEd has completed a landscape analysis of the nuts and bolts of these plans. “It’s encouraging that in the majority of states, schools will earn summative ratings that are easily […]

Transcript: Gov. Jeb Bush’s Opening Keynote Address at #EIE17

Transcript: Gov. Jeb Bush delivered the following Opening Keynote address at ExcelinEd’s 10th annual National Summit on Education Reform, held in Nashville, Tennessee.  Thank you, Governor Haslam. It is great to be in this beautiful state. There is a reason why we’re here, and it’s your leadership. If there wasn’t the kind of rising student achievement […]

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Address National Summit on Education Reform

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) today announced that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will address the 2017 National Summit on Education Reform on Thursday, November 30, in Nashville, Tennessee. ExcelinEd’s flagship event, now in its 10th year, convenes leaders from across the nation and around the world to share strategies to improve the quality […]

2017 National Summit to Feature “Real Faces of Education Choice” Session

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) today announced that Chris Stewart, president and CEO of the Wayfinder Foundation, will moderate The Search for Opportunity: Real Faces of Education Choice at the 2017 National Summit on Education Reform on Friday, December 1, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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