A Conversation about Florida Education Reform
F. Philip Handy, President
Foundation for Excellence in Education and Foundation for Florida’s Future
Launched by Jeb Bush in 2008
Alex Kelly, Vice President of Advocacy
Foundation for Excellence in Education
Members – $35, Non-members – $40
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Launched by Florida Governor Jeb Bush in 2008, the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on K-12 education reform, state-by-state. ExcelinEd, together with its sister 501(c)(4) organization, Excellence in Education National, Inc. (dba Foundation for Florida’s Future), is turning reform into reality with student-focused policies that allow every child to achieve his or her potential and prepares all students for success in the 21st century. Centered on student achievement, accountability and customized choices for families, ExcelinEd’s policies increase expectations for students and teachers and provide students with ready access to a quality education.
F. Philip Handy served for six years as Chairman of the Florida State Board of Education, a seven person board appointed by Governor Jeb Bush, which has constitutional responsibility for Florida’s public educational system (over 4 million students). Mr. Handy has been appointed twice by President George W. Bush to the National Board of Education Sciences (confirmed by the U.S. Senate), where he has served as Vice Chairman. Mr. Handy has been a member of the Florida Governor’s Council of 100 since 1987.