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Nevada Joins Utah, Minnesota, North Dakota and Virginia in Creating Personalized Learning Opportunities for Students

More states are developing innovative approaches to education With Governor Brian Sandoval’s signature on Assembly Bill 110, Nevada joins a growing list of states focused on innovation in learning. The bill directs the Nevada Department of Education to launch a pilot program to study and establish recommendations for implementing personalized learning initiatives. Additionally, Utah announced the school […]

Governor Jeb Bush and Columba Bush Honor 2017 Arts for Life! Scholarship Winners

Today, 43rd Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), and former first lady Columba Bush celebrated the 2017 Arts for Life! scholarship winners during a luncheon and award ceremony hosted at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. Mrs. Bush, a passionate advocate for the arts and arts […]

Statement on Nevada Gov. Sandoval Signing Law Expanding Opportunity Scholarships

Statement from Patricia Levesque, Foundation for Excellence in Education CEO, on Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signing Senate Bill 555 which expands the state’s Opportunity Scholarship plan. “Empowered by the opportunity to find the right educational options for their unique needs, more Nevada families will now be able to choose their child’s best path toward success […]

Statement from Gov. Jeb Bush on New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, released the following statement on Hanna Skandera, who announced she would be leaving her post as New Mexico’s Secretary of Education: “Hanna is one of our nation’s most effective and dedicated education leaders. Her tireless and determined efforts to transform education have changed the lives of thousands […]

ICYMI: South Carolina Summer Reading Camps Provide Additional Instruction for Students with Reading Difficulties

    The South Carolina Department of Education and school districts across the state are gearing up to provide additional support and time on task for struggling third grade readers through Read to Succeed Summer Reading Camps. Reading camps serve students with significant reading difficulties by providing them with the necessary skills to become successful […]

Watch Live: Governor Bush to Deliver Keynote at American Federation for Children’s National Policy Summit Today

Today at noon, ExcelinEd Chairman Governor Jeb Bush will deliver the luncheon keynote speech at the American Federation for Children’s 8th annual National Policy Summit highlighting historic success and future opportunities for school choice. Watch his speech and all the AFC events at, and follow ExcelinEd on Twitter for live updates of the speech. Click above to watch […]

ExcelinEd Chairman Jeb Bush Welcomes Dee Bagwell Haslam to Board of Directors

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), announced the addition of Dee Bagwell Haslam, owner of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League and one of Ohio and Tennessee’s most engaged and charitable leaders in education reform, to the organization’s board of directors. “Dee Haslam has […]

Just Released: State Guide to Building Online School Report Cards

We are pleased to announce the release of a State Guide to Building Online School Report Cards – a 12-month, step-by-step timeline and guide outlining a process for states to develop a next-generation report card under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This new guide, co-created by the Council for Chief State School Officers, Collaborative […]

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal Vetoes Bill that Would Have Harmed Students, Educators

Preserving accountability for educators and families and demonstrating his commitment to improving education for all students, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal today vetoed HB 425. The proposal would have harmed students and teachers by denying access to measurements that track progress on standardized assessments. Maintaining a transparent and accountable measurement system is critical to ensuring students […]

Georgia Governor Signs Laws Boosting Transparency, Accountability and Options for Students

Georgia’s students, families and taxpayers will have stronger educational options after Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation today enhancing transparency and access to a quality education. The four new laws strengthen charter schools that are currently serving more than 90,000 students in the state; create greater transparency in how schools spend taxpayer dollars; enhance school choice […]