As we launch into 2019, take a look at these 75 resources on quality, opportunity and innovation ExcelinEd published in 2018.
Use, bookmark and share these resources to transform education for children in your state, and look forward to more great resources this year!
ExcelinEd and the American Federation for Children (AFC) co-published two reports on modernizing Title I funding allocations.
- Bringing Title I into the Twenty-First Century
- Exploring Title I Portability: A Comprehensive Guide to Relevant Provisions of the Title I Program of Education for Disadvantaged Children
ExcelinEd’s Know Your School initiative offers an online report card prototype to assist states as they reimagine their public reporting tool.
- Know Your School Overview
- Data Solutions for States
- Open Source Code for Online Report Card Prototype
- Education Choice Overview
- Private Education Choice: Vouchers, Tax-Credit Scholarships and ESAs
- The Research on Private Education Choice
- Using 529 Savings Plans for K-12 Tuition
- The Case for Public Charter Schools: Ten Studies and Data Sets for Policymakers
- Time to Change Course: A Case Study of Texas Charter Schools
- Policy Overview
- Policy Design Considerations
- Model Policy
- Brief: Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program
- Issue Brief: IRS Guidance on Tax Credit Programs
- Brief: Federal Law and Scholarships for Students with Special Needs
- What is education choice?
- What is private school choice?
- What does the research say about education choice?
Education Scholarship Accounts
- What are Education Scholarship Accounts?
- The history of ESAs: Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Account
- How students use Education Scholarship Accounts
Public Charter Schools
- What are tax credit scholarships?
- How are tax-credit scholarship programs designed?
- Parent satisfaction with tax-credit scholarships in Florida
Education Choice and Special Needs
- Private education choice programs for students with special needs
- What do parents need to know about private education choice programs?
- College and Career Pathways: Policy Summary
- College and Career Pathways Industry Certifications: Policy Brief
- Brief: Perkins V Reauthorization Opportunities and Challenges for States
- Course Access: Policy Summary
- Course Access: Fundamental Principles
- Course Access: Model Policy
- Brief: Course Access Opportunity Incentive
- Civil Rights Data Collection Analysis: Equity And Access
- Putting Career and Technical Education to Work for Students
- Building Cross-Sector Partnerships to Support Career and Technical Education Pathways
- Auditing a State Career and Technical Education Program for Quality
- Higher Education Requirements
- Assessment Flexibility: Part 1
- Assessment Flexibility: Part 2
- Evaluating Progress and Impact
- Moving Beyond Seat-Time
#EIE18 Videos and Presentations
ExcelinEd hosted 1,000 state and national policymakers, education leaders and advocates at the 2018 National Summit on Education Reform. Find the links for videos of keynotes, general session and strategy sessions below. Visit the 2018 Agenda for links to speaker presentations.
Keynotes & General Sessions
- Message from Governor Jeb Bush
- U.S. Senator Ben Sasse
- Dr. Raj Chetty, Opportunity Insights
- Dr. Howard Fuller, Marquette University
- Andreas Schleicher, OECD
- Andreas Schleicher Continued Conversation
- Dr. Eva Moskowitz, Success Academy Charter Schools
- Rising to the Challenge of School Turnaround: Leveraging Choice, Federal Funds and Effective Instructional Resources
- Dollars Driving Results: Funding Lessons from Higher Ed
- Addressing Critical Gaps in Teaching Capacity
- Journeys in Innovation: Local Leaders Share Their Stories
- Fast Tracks to the Economy’s Most In-Demand Jobs: Strengthening State Career and Technical Education Programs
- Hacking College Access and Affordability
- Barriers No More: Facilities Access for Charter Schools
- Policy Primer: 2018 Changes Impacting Private School Choice
About the author
Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds
Lizzette serves as Vice President of Policy for ExcelinEd, bringing almost three decades of policy and legislative experience at both the state and federal level to the organization. In her home state of Texas, Lizzette served as deputy legislative director for then-Gov. George W. Bush and most recently as Chief Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Education Agency. Under Secretary of Education Rod Paige, Lizzette served as Special Assistant in the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs, where she guided the reauthorizations of IDEA and Head Start. She also served as the Secretary’s Regional Representative under Secretary Margaret Spellings. Her career reflects deep experience in education policy development and implementation as well as the “how-to” of legislative work needed to advance education reforms. Among her numerous appointments, Lizzette currently sits on the board of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation, the Austin advisory board of IDEA Public Schools and the advisory board of UTeach. She received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University.