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“The End of Average” Author Todd Rose to Address National Summit on Education Reform

Register Today for 2016 National Summit on Education Reform TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced that Todd Rose, author of The End of Average: How We Succeed in a World that Values Sameness, will address the 2016 National Summit on Education Reform on Thursday, December 1 in Washington, D.C. “We leave […]

Statement on NAACP Public Charter School Expansion Moratorium

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement following the NAACP Board of Directors’ vote calling for a national moratorium on public charter school expansion. “The Foundation for Excellence in Education regrets the NAACP’s call to block the expansion of public charter schools. This decision sends a negative message to […]

ExcelinEd Chairman Governor Jeb Bush to Speak at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) Chairman Governor Jeb Bush will speak today at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Askwith Forum. The Askwith Forum is a series of public lectures at the Harvard Graduate School that aim to address the highest-priority challenges facing education. The forum will cover a number of topics including, […]

Leading Education Innovators Sal Khan and David Coleman to Address National Summit on Education Reform

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced leading education innovators Sal Khan and David Coleman will address the 2016 National Summit on Education Reform on Friday, December 2 in Washington, D.C. Sal Khan is the founder and chief executive officer of Khan Academy; David Coleman is the president and chief executive […]

Michigan Governor Signs Groundbreaking Early Literacy Law

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Michigan Governor Rick Synder signed HB 4822 into law, placing a command focus on early literacy for all Michigan elementary schools and ensuring every Michigan child can read before leaving third grade. Sponsored in the legislature by Representative Amanda Price, the new law was developed with recommendations from Governor Snyder’s bipartisan Third Grade Reading Workgroup. “In Florida, we demonstrated that a command focus on literacy is key to […]

Angela Duckworth to Address National Summit on Education Reform

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Foundation for Excellence in Education today announced that Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, will address the 2016 National Summit on Education Reform on Thursday, December 1 in Washington, D.C. “Developing grit depends so much on an environment that is both challenging and supportive,” said Duckworth. […]

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

Alabama The Alabama Public Charter School Commission approved the state’s first charter school application this month. The Mobile Area Education Foundation applied to open Accel Day and Evening Academy, which will serve students 16 and older who have dropped out of school or have fallen behind academically. Accel plans to open in August 2017, with an estimated initial enrollment of […]

Nevada Families One Step Closer to Educational Freedom

Today, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that Education Savings Accounts (ESA) are constitutional.  Nevada’s ESA program is the most expansive educational choice program in the nation. Specifically, the court agreed with the state that the primary constitutional arguments brought by plaintiffs against ESAs are without merit. Although the court ruled against the state on a funding issue, […]

Connecticut Families Look to Improve Outcomes for All Students

Dear Friend, Students make the greatest progress when parents, teachers and education leaders unite around the singular goal of student success. Thankfully, we’re seeing more states move toward this ideal, including Connecticut. Last month, officials released statewide assessment results, which showed progress toward proficiency in English Language Arts and mathematics among Connecticut students. What’s most exciting […]

Putting Cutting Edge Education Policy into Practice

Today, the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released “Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A Tale of Three States.” This comprehensive policy paper outlines how and why Idaho, Utah and Florida launched competency-based education (CBE) pilot programs.