Today, Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of ExcelinEd in Action, issued the following statement on Governor Gary Herbert’s veto of House Bill 332, eliminating the opportunity for hundreds of Utah students with special needs to find the right educational services that work for them.   “During these difficult times, it is important for states to provide more opportunities for families of children with special needs to find educational

This weekend, the West Virginia Legislature passed legislation that will establish an education-to-workforce council to prepare students for high-wage, in-demand careers.  Senate Bill 839 will create the Council on Postsecondary Attainment to improve the full continuum of workforce preparedness, spanning K-12 and postsecondary and including adults returning

Alaska The Senate Education Committee passed a bill that would help Alaska children read on grade level by the end of the third grade. SB6, sponsored by Sen. Begich, would enact the Alaska Reads Act, a statewide comprehensive reading policy.

Alaska SB 151, sponsored by Gov. Dunleavy, received its first hearing in the Senate Education Committee. The legislation would help ensure Alaska students can read on grade level by the end of third grade by creating a comprehensive early literacy

Today, the Missouri Senate Ways and Means Committee approved an educational opportunity bill that would allow students from low-income families to attend the school that best fits their needs.  “Every student deserves an education that best fits their learning needs. This legislation would offer low-income Missouri students a brighter future by giving them the opportunity to attend

The Pennsylvania House approved legislation that would improve public charter school operations for families and students across the Commonwealth. These bills would ensure that charter schools operate ethically and provide students with a high-quality education.   “Modernizing Pennsylvania’s charter school law will help promote opportunity and quality student learning in

Statement from Tom Greene, Senior Regional Legislative Director, on the Nevada Legislature funding the Nevada Opportunity Scholarship Program. “Nevada policymakers voted yesterday to continue to fund the approximately 2,300 students participating in the state’s Opportunity Scholarship program. These scholarships are