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Governor Jeb Bush and Columba Bush Honor 2020 Arts for Life! Scholarship Winners

21st Annual Scholarship Program Honors 25 High School Seniors Today, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), and former first lady of Florida, Columba Bush, celebrated the 2020 Arts for Life! scholarship winners during a virtual celebration. Mrs. Bush, a passionate advocate for the arts and arts education, established Arts for […]

Statement from Governor Jeb Bush

Our cities and our communities are grieving over the agonies of racial violence and injustice, too long tolerated in a nation promising equality for all.     Today’s truth is that that promise remains unfilled for Americans of color, who have struggled for two centuries to be seen and heard as equals.    We see you, and […]

Hundreds of Utah Students with Special Needs Now Have Access to More Education Options

During a special session, the Utah Legislature and Governor Gary Herbert reached a compromise on the creation of the Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship Program. House Bill 4003 provides hundreds of Utah students with special needs the opportunity to customize their education.   “Now more than ever, students and families are desperately seeking flexibility and options to […]

State Actions Update – March 2020

National Congress has passed several COVID-19 legislative relief packages and they have been signed into law. Penn Hill Group provided a memo and summaries on education and workforce, as well as K-12 elements, to provide context on the coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Alabama The Alabama Legislature is expected to be out […]

Statement on Increased Education Options for Arizona’s Navajo Families

Patricia Levesque, CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, issued the following statement on the signing of legislation allowing Navajo children to continue using an Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) to attend a school that fits their learning needs. “Even as Arizona focuses on today’s serious challenges, earlier efforts on behalf of students have […]

Hoosier Students, Educators Receive Strong Support from Governor Holcomb, Policymakers

Indiana’s legislative session recently ended with several visionary steps to ensure families and students can succeed in school, careers and in life. “Even as Indiana policymakers and education leaders have had to shift their focus in the past few weeks, the 2020 legislative session concluded with several student-centered policy victories. I applaud Governor Eric Holcomb’s […]

ICYMI: State of the States Recap

Across the nation, governors are delivering state of the state addresses that outline a bold vision for education. Below are highlights of the student-centered policies being championed in statehouses. “I applaud governors for thinking big and bold in their 2020 agendas. By prioritizing student-centered policies like early literacy, career and technical education, college acceleration, educational […]

Gov. Jeb Bush Celebrates National School Choice Week 2020 with True North Classical Academy

  As part of National School Choice Week, Governor Jeb Bush today toured True North Classical Academy in Miami, FL. True North is a public charter school whose purpose is to create scholars that exemplify the classical ideal: excellence in soul, mind and body. True North serves more than 250 students in grades K-10 and […]

ICYMI: Gary Chartrand’s Documentary on School Choice in Florida

By Patricia Levesque Chief Executive Officer of ExcelinEd I’m excited to share an insightful documentary released by ExcelinEd board member Gary Chartrand on the school choice landscape in Florida. “Igniting the Future: Navigating School Choice” features interviews with school leaders diving into the wide variety of school options Florida families can choose from and helpful […]

#EIE19: Panel of State and National Leaders Discuss Future of Education

The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced a new, forward-looking session featuring an all-star lineup of speakers at the 2019 National Summit on Education Reform on Thursday, November 21 in San Diego, CA. ExcelinEd’s flagship event brings together educators from across the country to discuss ideas on how to improve education for all children. […]