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In an informal discussion at the National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, D.C., former New York City School Chancellor Joel Klein laid out two paths teachers unions can take. “They can double down on an anti-choice, anti-accountability model,’’ he said. But if they do, he said, it is “a ground war’’ they will lose. […]

  • Effective Teachers and Leaders

    Effective Teachers and Leaders

    We need to recruit teachers from all professions, and recognize and reward the effective ones. The Foundation supports ending tenure, the implementation of data-based evaluations and compensation, and alternative paths to certification/licensure.
  • School Choice

    School Choice

    Families need the financial freedom to attend schools that meet their needs. The Foundation supports policies that empower families to choose a public, charter, private, virtual or home school.

Blended, personalized and competency-based learning holds promise for boosting achievement in high challenge cities like Washington, D.C.–that was the conclusion reached by a group of policy makers that toured schools in the nation’s capital yesterday.

  • Digital Learning

    Digital Learning

    Technology can revolutionize education and help ensure no student is bored or left behind. The Foundation supports the use of technology to offer students access to a high-quality, customized education and empower teachers to help their students succeed.

Look forward to seeing you at #EIE14 tomorrow!

Our 7th annual National Summit on Education Reform (#EIE14) begins bright and early tomorrow morning. Governor Bush will open the summit with a keynote address at 8:45 a.m., and the fun will continue until 2:00 p.m. on Friday.

Vote today until December 2 by visiting www.MySchoolInfoChallenge.com.

  • Standards and Accountability

    Standards and Accountability

    Students and schools must be held to high academic standards, with their progress measured and results reported in simple, transparent formats. The Foundation supports standardized measurement of student learning, including annual comprehensive end-of-course assessments in elementary, middle and high school, as well as grading schools on an A-F scale – just like students.

This #ParentalInvolvement Month, we’re recognizing the important role parents play along their children’s educational paths. Student success gets a boost when parents and schools work together. The path to educational success can be more challenging for students with special needs – parents share in those challenges. But scholarships in Florida and Arizona are helping to open doors to a tailor-made education and empower parents to help their children with unique abilities thrive in school and in life.

  • School Choice

    School Choice

    Families need the financial freedom to attend schools that meet their needs. The Foundation supports policies that empower families to choose a public, charter, private, virtual or home school.

Jeb Bush Speaks Out

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, recently answered questions from Education Next about Florida’s education success, school choice and lessons learned moving forward in education reform. Check out the full interview below.

  • College and Career Readiness

    College and Career Readiness

    Rigorous academic standards, such as the Common Core State Standards, will prepare students for college and careers. The Foundation supports policies that set high academic standards and provide rigorous preparatory courses and dual-enrollment options for students.
  • Digital Learning

    Digital Learning

    Technology can revolutionize education and help ensure no student is bored or left behind. The Foundation supports the use of technology to offer students access to a high-quality, customized education and empower teachers to help their students succeed.
  • Effective Teachers and Leaders

    Effective Teachers and Leaders

    We need to recruit teachers from all professions, and recognize and reward the effective ones. The Foundation supports ending tenure, the implementation of data-based evaluations and compensation, and alternative paths to certification/licensure.
  • K-3 Reading

    K-3 Reading

    Children who are not proficient readers by fourth grade face bleak futures. The Foundation supports performance-based promotion and rigorous interventions, beginning in kindergarten, but particularly for third-grade students who can’t read.
  • Outcome-Based Funding

    Outcome-Based Funding

    Spending more on education only works when the money targets strategies and programs proven to produce results. The Foundation supports policies that incentivize achievement, invest in proven policies, and recognize and reward student learning instead of just seat-time.
  • School Choice

    School Choice

    Families need the financial freedom to attend schools that meet their needs. The Foundation supports policies that empower families to choose a public, charter, private, virtual or home school.
  • Standards and Accountability

    Standards and Accountability

    Students and schools must be held to high academic standards, with their progress measured and results reported in simple, transparent formats. The Foundation supports standardized measurement of student learning, including annual comprehensive end-of-course assessments in elementary, middle and high school, as well as grading schools on an A-F scale – just like students.

Dear USED, Student Outcomes Must be Focus

Closing the achievement gap in education is one of the most critical challenges our nation faces today. For far too many years, the performance of our students of color, English language learners, low-income students, and students with disabilities has lagged behind that of affluent, white students. On Monday, the Foundation for Excellence in Education and […]

  • Standards and Accountability

    Standards and Accountability

    Students and schools must be held to high academic standards, with their progress measured and results reported in simple, transparent formats. The Foundation supports standardized measurement of student learning, including annual comprehensive end-of-course assessments in elementary, middle and high school, as well as grading schools on an A-F scale – just like students.

A Call to Educational Arms

This Veterans Day, take time to thank those who have served. And take a moment to learn more about how we can change America’s education system to better serve the needs of our students and our country.

  • College and Career Readiness

    College and Career Readiness

    Rigorous academic standards, such as the Common Core State Standards, will prepare students for college and careers. The Foundation supports policies that set high academic standards and provide rigorous preparatory courses and dual-enrollment options for students.
  • Standards and Accountability

    Standards and Accountability

    Students and schools must be held to high academic standards, with their progress measured and results reported in simple, transparent formats. The Foundation supports standardized measurement of student learning, including annual comprehensive end-of-course assessments in elementary, middle and high school, as well as grading schools on an A-F scale – just like students.

The Brave New World of Public Education

You might think “school choice” is here to stay, but Doug Tuthill, president of Step Up For Students, isn’t so sure. In this redefinED piece, he explores the brave new world of public education and explains why the end of “school choice” is nigh. (Spoiler alert: a semantic shift is involved.)

  • School Choice

    School Choice

    Families need the financial freedom to attend schools that meet their needs. The Foundation supports policies that empower families to choose a public, charter, private, virtual or home school.

Star Trek Technology in Classrooms Today

Quality education technology should be constructed around student learning and research and should be cognizant of past work.

  • Digital Learning

    Digital Learning

    Technology can revolutionize education and help ensure no student is bored or left behind. The Foundation supports the use of technology to offer students access to a high-quality, customized education and empower teachers to help their students succeed.
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