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New Mexico Students Rising to Meet Higher Expectations

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, New Mexico released the 2015-2016 school grades, meaning each public school (traditional and charter) earned an “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grade from the New Mexico Public Education Department. In 2016, the number of A and B schools exceeded the number of D and F schools, signifying progress and enhanced […]

Helping Louisiana Students Reach Their Potential

Dear Friend, ExcelinEd believes all children have a natural love for learning. This is why we work with states to build an education system that focuses on the success of each and every child, regardless of circumstance. Louisiana is one such state that is achieving real results with bold education reform policies and steadfast leadership. This […]

Applications Open for the Tennessee Individualized Education Account Program

Applications for the new Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program from the Tennessee Department of Education are available now. The IEA Program provides options for parents of students with disabilities to choose the educational opportunities that best meet their child’s individual learning needs, including private school tuition, online education, homeschooling, tutoring, therapies and other approved expenses.

ExcelinEd Submits Comments to the U.S. Department of Education on ESSA Regulations

Today, The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Education on its proposed accountability regulations implementing the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

State Actions – Policies and Progress Across the Nation, July 2016

Arkansas The application period for the Arkansas Succeed Scholarship Program (passed in 2015) is now open. This groundbreaking program empowers parents of students with special needs by providing them a scholarship to a private school of their choice that best meets the learning needs of their children. Up to 100 Arkansas students with an Individualized […]

ExcelinEd Supports Defense of Nevada’s Education Savings Account Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) submitted an amicus brief with the Nevada Supreme Court in support of the state’s Education Savings Account program, the most expansive educational choice program in the nation. The amicus curiae brief supports the state’s motion to dismiss a constitutional challenge to the program filed by […]

Applications Open for the Arkansas Succeed Scholarship Program!

Dear Friend, The application period for the Arkansas Succeed Scholarship Program is now open! This groundbreaking program allows up to 100 students with special needs to receive a scholarship to a private school of choice, empowering parents to choose the school that best meets the learning needs of their children. Arkansas families can apply today […]

North Carolina Governor Signs Student-Driven Budget

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Yesterday, Governor Pat McCrory signed the amended 2016-2017 state budget, which included significant funding for College and Career Readiness, K-3 Reading and School Choice— more than $55 million in additional funds to spur student gains and growth and prepare North Carolina’s future workforce for success in the global economy. “North Carolina has made quality […]

State Actions – Policies and Progress Across the Nation, June 2016

Louisiana Louisiana ended its regular session on June 8, and Governor Bel Edwards immediately called a special session to address the state’s budget deficit. During the regular session, the legislature proposed funding the Louisiana Scholarship Program (vouchers) at $36 million for FY 2017, but it was ultimately funded at $40 million in the special session […]

Patricia Levesque: Chancellor Henderson’s commitment to improving student outcomes is an example for the nation

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement on Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s upcoming departure from the D.C. Public School District. “Chancellor Henderson’s steadfast commitment to student progress and student success, especially for traditionally underserved students, is a model for all education leaders,” said Patricia Levesque CEO of ExcelinEd. […]