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Colorado’s Young Readers Will Benefit From Boosts to Early Literacy Program

Colorado policymakers are improving an important program to help more students read at grade level by the time they leave third grade – one of the most critical, life-changing skills in a child’s development. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1393 earlier this week. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Millie Hamner, Rep. Tony Exum and […]

Oklahomans Will Have Clearer View of School Finances as Gov. Fallin Signs Financial Transparency Legislation

Oklahoma parents and leaders will soon have access to enhanced information on how much funding a school is receiving, average per-pupil spending and other information after Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2860 today. “Parents, school leaders, policymakers and community members deserve access to transparent financial data on how much funding is being generated and […]

Georgia Expands Opportunities for Students to Access Schools That Best Meet Their Needs

Today Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills that will help thousands of students find the best path to success in schools, careers and in life. House Bill 217 expands Georgia’s successful tax credit scholarship program so thousands more students can participate. The program currently serves nearly 14,000 students. House Bill 787 creates more funding parity […]

Successes of Public Charter School Students, Educators Celebrated During National Charter Schools Week

In a record-breaking year that saw national public charter school enrollment surpass 3.2 million students for the first time, ExcelinEd is joining states and partners across the country in celebrating National Charter Schools Week, May 7-11. The public charter school movement has proven their commitment to providing families high-quality educational options, practicing innovative academic approaches and earning improved student results.  “Thank you to all […]

ExcelinEd Applauds Arizona on Student-Centered Budget

Today, Gov. Doug Ducey signed the state budget, which includes significant investment in support for all public schools, including Arizona’s innovative charter schools, access to computer science instruction, early literacy and competitive pay for teachers. The fiscal year 2018-19 education budget re-establishes a strong education funding foundation for all schools in Arizona. “Governor Doug Ducey, […]

Nebraska Reading Improvement Act Will Help More Students Succeed in Classroom, Careers and Life

One of the greatest indicators of success in school and in life is the ability to master literacy by the time a student leaves third grade. Earlier this week, Gov. Pete Ricketts ensured more students will have that opportunity by signing LB 1081, a bill that contains The Nebraska Reading Improvement Act. Studies show that […]

Nation’s Report Card Shows Improvements in States with Student-Centered Policies; Work Remains to Prepare All Students for Success

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data released today show mixed results nationally with strong improvements in Florida and other states that are embracing and faithfully implementing student-centered policies. “By remaining focused for two decades on early reading, accountability for schools, rewarding great teachers and empowering parents with more education options, Florida remains a […]

Idaho Boosts Workforce Development in Midst of Population Boom

With more people pursuing their personal and professional dreams in Idaho, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed two bills reinforcing strong alignment between K-12 education and workforce demand. In his final legislative session, Governor Otter championed a workforce development package that positively affects current and future Idahoans for years to come. As the fastest growing […]

More Utah Schools Can Create Classrooms of the Future

Following the lead of local schools seeking the best way to help students, Utah has been among the national leaders in creating classrooms of the future that focus on students’ mastery of knowledge and skills rather than seat-time. Responding to high demand from schools and local communities, Senate Bill 132 expands a competency-based pilot program […]

Landmark Decision Validates Louisiana’s Charter Schools

Today, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Iberville Parish School Board, et al v. Louisiana State Elementary and Secondary Education Board, upholding the constitutionality of the state’s charter school funding model. “This landmark decision validates the important role of charter schools in helping thousands of Louisiana students receive a quality […]