Foundation for Excellence in Education

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Foundation for Excellence in Education
FEE Logo.png
Logo of the Foundation for Excellence in Education
Established 2007
Chairman Condoleezza Rice
Executive Director Patricia Levesque
Address 215 South Monroe Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Website www.excelined.org

The Foundation for Excellence in Education is a think tank on education reform based in Tallahassee, Florida.

History[edit]

The foundation was established by Jeb Bush, shortly after his tenure as Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007.[1][2] It has received donations from Bill Gates Michael Bloomberg and Eli Broad as well as Connections Education, a subsidiary of Pearson PLC, and Amplify, a subsidiary of NewsCorp.[1][2]

The education reform policies suggested by the foundation have influenced Mitch Daniels, the Republican Governor of Indiana.[2] Nicky Morgan, the British Secretary of State for Education, spoke at the 2014 Foundation for Excellence in Education Summit on 20 November 2014.[3]

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has served as its Chairman since January 2015.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stephanie Simon, Jeb Bush, With Cash And Clout, Pushes Contentious School Reforms, The Huffington Post, January 26, 2013
  2. ^ a b c Trip Gabriel, Jeb Bush Leads Broad Push for Education Change With ‘Florida Formula’, The New York Times, April 26, 2011
  3. ^ Nicky Morgan speaks about our plan for education, 21 November 2014
  4. ^ The Associated Press, Condoleezza Rice Taking Over Jeb Bush's Education Foundation, The New York Times, January 22, 2015
  5. ^ Thomas Beaumont, Condoleezza Rice Taking Over Jeb Bush's Education Foundation, The Huffington Post, January 23, 2015

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