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ExcelinEd Applauds North Carolina Legislature on Student-Centered Budget

Statement from Patricia Levesque, ExcelinEd CEO, on final action by the North Carolina Legislature on the state budget, which includes major new and expanded parental choice options, college and career readiness enhancements, K-3 reading improvements, and stronger, more transparent school accountability. “With final approval of the two-year budget, major gains have been made toward creating […]

Governor Edwards Signs Bill Strengthening Scholarship Program for Low Income Students

Governor John Bel Edwards recently signed a significant piece of student-friendly legislation into law, which will convert the state’s tax rebate scholarship program to a tax credit scholarship program. This important law will strengthen the state’s scholarship program and ensure additional low-income families have the financial resources they need to choose the best school setting for […]

Statement from Governor Jeb Bush on U.S. Supreme Court Decision

Governor Jeb Bush, Chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, issued the following statement on Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling reinforces the fundamental constitutional principle that governments cannot discriminate based on religious affiliation. We are heartened that the Court has helped pave the way for expanding parental choice […]

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Today, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision upholding the constitutionality of the state’s tax credit scholarship program, which serves more than 13,000 students a year.   “The Court’s unanimous ruling is a clear victory for parents in Georgia seeking better educational options for their children. With assurance from today’s ruling, Georgia leaders will […]

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 […]