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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. […]

Idaho Students, Teachers Receive Strong Support From Governor Little, Policymakers

Idaho’s legislative session recently ended with several visionary steps to ensure families and students can succeed in school, careers and in life. “Under the bold leadership of Governor Brad Little and state policymakers, Idaho is creating a forward-looking education environment where families and students can succeed. From early literacy to quality teachers and customized learning, […]

State Actions Update – March 2019

Alabama A new statewide survey of 587 registered voters in Alabama finds that 76 percent of respondents support allowing parents to choose a school instead of sending them to a school based on their ZIP Code. There was strong support for both expanding public charter schools and continuing the state’s current tax-credit scholarship program (the […]

Mississippi Career Pathways Bill Helps Students and Businesses Succeed

Governor Phil Bryant has signed legislation to ensure all Mississippi students graduate with the skills and abilities they need to succeed in life after high school. Senate Bill 2447 incentivizes schools with grant funding based on the number of students who earn industry certifications tied to middle to high wage careers in in-demand industries. This […]

Three Out of Four of Alabama 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 587 registered voters in Alabama released this week finds that 76 percent of respondents support allowing parents to choose a school instead of sending them to a school based on their zip code.   “It should come as no surprise […]

Mississippi’s Literacy Based Promotion Act Working as Students, Parents and Teachers See Major Gains in Reading

The Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) today released Mississippi’s Literacy-Based Promotion Act: An Inside Look, a study of Mississippi’s Literacy-Based Promotion Act (LBPA) with input from the Mississippi Department of Education and teachers around the state. The impact study also includes interviews with the superintendent and staff from two districts – Jackson Public Schools […]

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 […]