Fulfilling an Urban Promise in Oakland

Twenty years ago, Oakland students in the impoverished neighborhoods of West Oakland attended schools in deplorable conditions. A recent school tour revealed a much different scene thanks to the efforts of several edleaders.

Equity & Access

On Equity in Education. Both Kinds.

By: Matt Candler. For too long, we’ve focused on the fairness and justice part of equity in education, but too rarely have we also been concerned with sharing its ownership. Let's do both.

Personalized Learning

25 Simple Tips for Students to Boost Their ACT

This week, numerous states are administering the ACT to junior high school students statewide. As a mother of one of these juniors, Mary shares 25 test taking tips to help students boost their ACT performance.


EdTech 10: Opportunities to Engage

From reports that highlight district transformations to organizations making it easy to advocate for better student access to high-quality learning, this week’s top ten news stories offer more than one opportunity to engage with information and to take action!


My Inspiration to Carry on a Legacy

Karla Phillips has spent many years encouraging high expectations for all children. However, as the mom of a special needs daughter, she also realizes the need to see all children with limitless potential as we continue the legacy of advocates helping students with special needs fulfill dreams.

Ed Policy

Shared Commitment to Education Opportunity at EIE15

There was a call for a new approach to education reform--that acknowledges a shared commitment to education opportunity across party lines and ideologies--that was palpable among the participants in three days of activities at ExcelinEd’s 2015 Summit on Education Reform.