Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc.
In the past 15 years, school reform has grown from a small, conservative movement to a bi-partisan, national priority.
Many organizations now play a key role in furthering reform. Some promote individual policies, such as school choice. Others create a demand for change through public awareness.
Launched by former Governor Jeb Bush in 2008, the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s (ExcelinEd) unique contribution is working with decision makers on developing and implementing reform policies. We are a hands-on, how-to organization that provides model legislation, rule-making expertise, implementation strategies, and public outreach. Their staff has years of experience working with state and local governments, legislative bodies, in the classroom, and with the media.
This website supports their mission. We are building a one-stop shop for those working to reform education. It includes a depository of policies from all 50 states, model legislation, research papers, academic data, and media reports. This site will be a constant work in progress as we continually update their content with the latest in education reform.
The 21st century economy is the most competitive in world history. It is an economy that requires a growing number of educated and skilled workers. Yet, on international assessments, American students rank 21st in science and 27th in math, behind their peers in countries like Singapore, Japan and Canada. We need to reverse this trend if America is to continue its dominant role. We believe their states’ leaders, educators, parents and students are ready and able to achieve that goal.
State Initiatives provides customized, strategic support to state decision makers. The program was launched in 2009 in response to requests for assistance from lawmakers and policymakers who were interested in advancing reforms that are part of the Florida Formula for Student Achievement or are innovative ways to improve the quality of education. See how Florida ranks in the Top 10 for student learning and achievement.
To build an American education system that equips every child to achieve his or her God-given potential.
An education system that maximizes every student’s potential for learning and prepares all students for success in the 21st century.
- All children can learn.
- All children should learn at least a year’s worth of knowledge in a year’s time.
- All children will achieve when education is organized around the singular goal of student success.