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Statement by Patricia Levesque on U.S. Secretary John King

Tallahassee, Fla – Today, Patricia Levesque, CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) released the following statement congratulating Secretary John King on being confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Education. “Throughout his career – from teaching to leading the New York State Education Department  – Secretary John King has shown a tireless commitment to […]

Industry Certifications Can Help Colorado Build a Global Workforce

Today, I addressed policymakers, education advocates and business leaders at the STEM Summit Policy Forum in Denver. The forum, hosted by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Succeeds, was an opportunity to focus on expanding and improving STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – options for all of Colorado’s students. Career preparation […]

GEORGIA: AT THE INTERSECTION OF EDUCATION AND AGING

GEORGIA: AT THE INTERSECTION OF EDUCATION AND AGING Research Report by ExcelinEd Highlights How Demographic Changes Will Challenge Georgia’s Public Education System Today, at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Dr. Matthew Ladner of the Foundation for Excellence in Education released original research on the demographic challenges facing Georgia’s education budget, entitled At the Intersection of […]

Hurricane Gray Swirls Toward South Carolina

Today, Dr. Matthew Ladner of the Foundation for Excellence in Education released his second piece of original research on the demographic challenges facing state education budgets, entitled Hurricane Gray Swirls toward South Carolina: Age Demographic Change and the Near Future of South Carolina Education. The analysis contains both research on the demographic challenges facing South […]

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

COLORADO This week a bipartisan coalition of Colorado legislators filed HB 1289, a bill to establish a pilot program of incentives for high schools to provide a variety of career and vocational training courses to students. The bill would establish a $1 million annual appropriation that begins in fiscal year 2017-2018 and continue for two years. Participating school […]

Why advanced coursework in high school can lead to success in college

New paper from the Arizona Chamber Foundation and the Foundation for Excellence in Education examines barriers to advanced courses, explores options for increasing participation rates PHOENIX – The Arizona Chamber Foundation and the Foundation for Excellence in Education today released a joint policy brief that examines the challenges to ensuring more Arizona high school students […]

States considering next generation of school choice policies

States considering next generation of school choice policies  School Choice policies, particularly Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), are an innovative way to bring customization to K-12 education. The 2016 legislative season is off to a great start with many states pursuing new programs or expanding programs to give more students access to educational opportunities. ALABAMA Representative […]

ExcelinEd applauds Tennessee Governor Haslam for championing student achievement

Dear Friend, Yesterday, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his State of the State address, marking the sixth straight year in which he has emphasized education reform in his agenda. The Foundation for Excellence in Education (@ExcelinEd) applauds Governor Haslam for again prioritizing the needs of Tennessee students. Education highlights in Governor Haslam’s remarks included: School […]

ExcelinEd Commends Oklahoma Governor Fallin for Embracing Reform to Improve Education System

Dear Friend, Today, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin delivered her sixth State of the State address and underscored the value of building a student-centered education system. The Foundation for Excellence in Education (@ExcelinEd) commends Governor Fallin for continuing to introduce bold education reform policy that provides Oklahoma students with choice in education. Education highlights in Governor […]

State Actions January 2016 – Policies and Progress Across the Nation

The State of the States As many states begin their legislative sessions, Governors across the country are addressing their constituents on the state’s accomplishments to date and goals for the future. Education has been a central topic for many Governors, including:  Arizona Governor Doug Ducey reiterated his support for ensuring all students are college and […]