Foundation for Excellence in Education

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Foundation for Excellence in Education
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Logo of the Foundation for Excellence in Education
Established2007
ChairmanCondoleezza Rice
Executive DirectorPatricia Levesque
BudgetRevenue: $11,884,963
Expenses: $12,608,835
(FYE December 2014)[1]
Address215 South Monroe Street,
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Websitewww.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.[2][3] 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.[2][3]

The education reform policies suggested by the foundation have influenced Mitch Daniels, the Republican Governor of Indiana.[3] Nicky Morgan, the British Secretary of State for Education, spoke at the 2014 Foundation for Excellence in Education Summit on November 20, 2014.[4]

Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has served as its Chairman since January 2015.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IRS Form 990, (Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc)" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b Stephanie Simon, Jeb Bush, With Cash And Clout, Pushes Contentious School Reforms, The Huffington Post, January 26, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Trip Gabriel, Jeb Bush Leads Broad Push for Education Change With ‘Florida Formula’, The New York Times, April 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Nicky Morgan speaks about our plan for education, November 21, 2014
  5. ^ The Associated Press, Condoleezza Rice Taking Over Jeb Bush's Education Foundation, The New York Times, January 22, 2015.
  6. ^ Thomas Beaumont, Condoleezza Rice Taking Over Jeb Bush's Education Foundation, The Huffington Post, January 23, 2015.

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