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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 […]

Indiana Students Will Have Enhanced, Equal Access to Educational Options as Governor Holcomb Signs HB 1007

In a victory for Hoosier students in every part of the state, Governor Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1007 which provides broader course options so every child has opportunities to fit their unique needs. House Bill 1007, sponsored by Rep. Tony Cook, provides greater equity by allowing students in all parts of the state to […]

Informed Parents. Better Schools.

JUST RELEASED – KnowYourFloridaSchool.org is a model online school report card that serves as a prototype for states seeking to empower and inform parents and communities with transparent, understandable school data. As states work to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), KnowYourFloridaSchool.org is a real-world, replicable example of how states can reinvent school reporting and better […]

New Online Report Card Tool Demonstrates How States Can Provide Parent-Friendly, School-Level Data to their Communities

Washington, D.C. – Today, ExcelinEd launched KnowYourFloridaSchool.org, a model online school report card that serves as a prototype for states seeking to empower and inform parents and communities with transparent, understandable school data. As states work to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), KnowYourFloridaSchool.org is a real-world, replicable example of how states can reinvent school […]

Utah Offers Opportunities for Competency-Based Education

I am excited to share with you that the Utah State Board of Education announced the release of the application for schools to participate in the pilot phase of the Competency-based Learning Exploratory Team. This comes after Utah lawmakers passed Senate Bill 143 in 2016, creating the Competency Based Education Pilot Program to advance student mastery of […]

Statement from Gov. Jeb Bush on Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey Signing SB 1431

Statement from Gov. Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, on Gov. Doug Ducey signing SB 1431 and expanding the Empowerment Scholarship Account program to all families and students. “This is an historic moment for the state of Arizona, its families and most importantly the generations of students who will benefit from […]

Statement from Eric Cantor on Veto of Virginia Charter School Legislation

Today, Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) board member Eric Cantor released the following statement on Governor Terry McAuliffe’s decision to veto Senate Bill 1283 and House Bill 2342, which would have expanded educational options for underserved students in the commonwealth of Virginia. “Despite a growing chorus of voices calling for greater education options for students trapped […]