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Governor Jeb Bush and Columba Bush Honor 2019 Arts for Life! Scholarship Winners

20th Annual Scholarship Program Honors 25 High School Seniors Tallahassee, Fla—Today, 43rd Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), and former first lady of Florida, Columba Bush, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Arts for Life! scholarship program and this year’s scholarship winners during a luncheon and award ceremony hosted at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.   Mrs. Bush, a passionate […]

ExcelinEd Report Examines How Industry Credentials Benefit Students After Graduation

New research studies the effect of credential attainment on long-term student success in Florida, Indiana and Kentucky   Today ExcelinEd released  Where Credentials Meet the Market, which builds on the foundation laid in Credentials Matter: A National Landscape to examine the impact of credential attainment on long-term student outcomes. This second report in an ongoing […]

State Actions Update – May 2019

Alabama Legislation providing for the implementation of computer science in every school in Alabama passed the Senate. HB 216, sponsored by Rep. David Faulkner, now heads to Gov. Kay Ivey for her signature. An early literacy bill, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, passed the Alabama legislature. HB 388 establishes a comprehensive early literacy curriculum, which […]

Statement by Governor Jeb Bush on Signing of Tennessee’s Education Scholarship Account Legislation

Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement on the signing of Tennessee’s Education Scholarship Account legislation. “With his signature on this historic legislation, Governor Bill Lee is expanding education opportunities for thousands of families in the great state of Tennessee. “I applaud Governor Lee, […]

Statement from Jeb Bush on the 65-Year Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement on the 65-year anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. “Sixty-five years is more than enough time for our nation to close the doors on schoolroom inequity and deliver a high-quality education to each and every […]

Statement: Jeb Bush on Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, issued the following statement on the signing of Senate Bill 7070 by Governor Ron DeSantis.     “Governor DeSantis today cemented his commitment to Florida’s hard-working families and their children and furthered the state’s unparalleled legacy of educational freedom.     “The new Family Empowerment Scholarships will ensure many […]

Indiana Families, Students Benefit with Strong Policies Approved by Gov. Holcomb, Policymakers

Indiana’s legislative session recently ended with strong steps toward ensuring each Hoosier student can succeed in school, careers and in life. “By focusing on the proven successes of school choice and wisely investing in an exciting new strategy to better prepare students for success in the workforce, Indiana’s lawmakers have made bold steps to help […]

ExcelinEd Releases First-Of-Its-Kind Industry Credential Research

Study shows no state has credentials “highly aligned” with real-world demand; more than 20 states don’t collect data   Not a single state has its career education credentials “highly aligned” with the job market, while more than 20 of the states don’t collect the data needed to tell whether they are aligned with what employers […]

State Actions Update – April 2019

Alabama The House Education Policy Committee unanimously passed a comprehensive early literacy bill that would ensure kids are reading on grade level. HB 388, sponsored by Rep. Terri Collins, seeks to establish the necessary supports needed to make reading proficiency by the end of third grade a priority. ExcelinEd Director of Early Literacy Policy Cari […]

Statement on the Passage of the Family Empowerment Scholarship Program

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 7070 by the Florida House of Representatives. “I applaud Florida’s bold leaders—especially Senate President Bill Galvano, House Speaker Jose Oliva, Senator Manny Diaz, Jr. and Representative Jennifer Sullivan—for championing legislation that puts students and their families first. […]