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North Dakota Districts Can Have More Flexibility and Local Control

North Dakota school districts have a new opportunity to implement innovative learning programs with more local control and the flexibility to redesign their schools with a more student-centered focus. The Innovation Education Program is among a growing number of ground-breaking proposals around the nation as more states consider how to empower schools to rebuild systems […]

ExcelinEd Shares National Mastery-Based Education Policy Trends with Idaho Lawmakers

Last week, ExcelinEd Policy Director for Personalized Learning Karla Phillips discussed the national policy trends supporting mastery-based, personalized learning before the Idaho House and Senate education committees. “We believe the power of a personalized approach supported by a mastery-based structure has the potential to better inform students and their families with an accurate view of […]

Landmark Decision Validates Mississippi’s Charter Schools

Today, Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas upheld the constitutionality of the Mississippi Charter Schools Act, which allows state funding to follow students who attend public charter schools. The decision helps hundreds of families – whose children attend charter schools – continue to access a quality education.  “The Court’s ruling is a clear victory for Mississippi families, especially those struggling […]

Gov. Hutchinson Highlights Importance of Career Pathways and Early Literacy 

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson opened the 2018 Fiscal Session by delivering his State of the State Address where he highlighted the significant strides Arkansas has made in computer science and early literacy. He focused on the work his administration has done to create a top computer science program and directed continued financial support of the program and opportunities to expand it in the future. Gov. Hutchinson also touted the Reading Initiative for Student […]

Nevada Now Accepting Applications for Competency-Based Education Network 

Dear Friend, I’m pleased to share with you that the Nevada Department of Education announced they are now accepting applications for their Competency-Based Education Network. School districts wishing to implement an innovative approach that allows flexibility in the classroom can join the network to study and establish recommendations for implementing personalized learning initiatives statewide. Nevada is empowering schools to create a flexible path […]

Gov. Haslam Prioritized Accountability and Career and Technical Education in Final State of the State Address

In his final State of the State address yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam touted the rapid gains Tennessee has made in education. He also urged leaders to join him in continuing to improve academic standards, accountability and educational opportunities for all students. Additionally, he prioritized preparing students for skilled trades in high demand. “Tennessee is now viewed as a change agent, an innovator in the world […]

Gov. Jeb Bush Congratulates “Choices in Education” Video Contest Winner from Miami

As part of National School Choice Week, Gov. Jeb Bush recognized Christopher Collot and his son, Jayden, as winners of the national “Choices in Education” video competition during a school tour of Mater Academy Elementary School in Hialeah Gardens. Jayden is a second-grade student at the school’s K-2 campus. “Every child in America deserves access to […]

Winners Announced for the National “Choices in Education” Video Contest

Millions of American families – from single parent to rural families and parents of children with special needs – benefit from the opportunity to find the best educational fit for their child’s unique needs. And each family has an inspiring story to share. As National School Choice Week begins, ExcelinEd proudly joins more than a dozen partners to announce the winners […]

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 […]