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75 Resources to Help You Transform Education in 2019

• Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds

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!


Early Literacy

Education Funding

Every Student Succeeds Act

ExcelinEd and the American Federation for Children (AFC) co-published two reports on modernizing Title I funding allocations.

School Accountability

School Report Cards

ExcelinEd’s Know Your School initiative offers an online report card prototype to assist states as they reimagine their public reporting tool.


Policy Resources

Public Charter Schools

Education Scholarship Accounts

Tax-Credit Scholarships

Opportunity Learning Hub

ExcelinEd’s Opportunity Learning Hub addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about education opportunity through short, informative videos.
Education 101
Education Scholarship Accounts
Public Charter Schools
Tax-Credit Scholarships
Education Choice and Special Needs
Policy Updates


College and Career Pathways

CTE Playbook Series

ExcelinEd’s CTE Playbook Series offers specific steps and resources to help states improve learning and outcomes for their students.

Next Generation Learning

ExcelinEd’s policy brief series, Transitioning to Student-Centered Learning: Policy Solutions for States offers practical solutions for states:

#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

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.