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Alabama Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Charter School

On Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of LEAD Education Foundation v. Alabama Education Association, in favor of LEAD Academy, a Montgomery charter school that sought to open this year. With this ruling, LEAD Academy can now open its school to begin serving students and families. “The Court’s ruling is […]

Governor Jeb Bush Welcomes former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez to ExcelinEd Board of Directors

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), announced the addition of Susana Martinez, former Governor of New Mexico and the nation’s first Hispanic female governor, to the organization’s board of directors. “Governor Martinez is a visionary leader, bold advocate and long-time champion for education reform. Her success in […]

Statement: Governor Jeb Bush on the Education Freedom Scholarship

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, issued the following statement on the proposal to create the Education Freedom Scholarship, a legislative effort led by Senator Ted Cruz (R – TX) and Congressman Bradley Byrne (R – AL). The proposal provides $5 billion in federal tax credits for donations made to state-based educational […]

Nearly 80 Percent of Florida Voters Want Choice in Education

New poll says voters overwhelmingly support giving parents opportunity to choose where they send their children to school.   A new statewide survey of 800 registered voters in Florida released this week found that nearly 80 percent of voters support allowing parents to choose a school instead of sending them to a school based on their zip code.   “The vast majority of voters—nearly 80 percent—believe parents […]

Governor Jeb Bush on Governor Ron DeSantis’ Equal Opportunity Scholarship Announcement

Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, released the following statement on today’s announcement by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to extend scholarships to more families. “Governor DeSantis’ announcement to increase educational options for Florida’s families speaks to his passion for empowering parents and helping students access a quality education and achieve long-term success in […]

Governor Jeb Bush on Florida College and Career Pathways Initiatives Announcement

Tallahassee, Fla – Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, released the following statement on today’s announcement by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on career and technical education and computer science education initiatives. “Congratulations to Governor DeSantis for his bold education agenda to ensure Florida’s success long into the 21st century. From career and technical education […]

ExcelinEd Chairman Jeb Bush Welcomes Chris Cerf and Gary Chartrand to Board of Directors

Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), announced two additions to the organization’s board of directors. Chris Cerf previously served as New Jersey Commissioner of Education, and Gary Chartrand is a business executive, author and education advocate who previously served on Florida’s State Board of Education. “Chris Cerf and Gary Chartrand are two outstanding additions […]

Indiana Continues to be National Leader in Computer Science Education

In his State of the State address this week, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb affirmed a deep commitment to providing all Hoosier students with access to critical computer science opportunities in their schools. “I’m proud that Indiana is a national leader in computer science education. Every Hoosier student needs an education infused with STEM subjects, critical […]

A-F School Grading Will Help Parents and Educators; But Still Room for Improvement

The Michigan Senate approved House Bill 5526 yesterday to improve school accountability using an easy-to-understand A-F school grading system. In states across the country, an accountability system that grades schools on an A-F scale creates a sense of urgency for excellence, heightens focus on school quality, generates community support and empowers parents with better information. […]

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