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Join Governor Jeb Bush and ExcelinEd at SXSW EDU next week!

• Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds

Next week, ExcelinEd is heading to SXSW EDU in Austin, TX! Our chairman Governor Jeb Bush will take the stage on Monday, and we’ll hold another two sessions on innovation in education during the week.

Check out the information below if you can join us in person, or follow along on Twitter. See you next week!

Jeb BushEducation’s Tomorrowland

March 4 | 2:00pm

Governor Jeb Bush will join national education reporter Laura Meckler to discuss disruptive policies that can transform today’s classroom into tomorrow’s ideal laboratory of learning.

The ROI of Industry-Recognized Credentials

March 4 | 12:30pm

In this session with ExcelinEd and Burning Glass Technologies, learn how states collect, analyze and leverage industry credential and labor market data to ensure students are truly career ready.

The Real Obstacles to Innovation

March 6 | 5:00pm

During this session, hear what’s going on across the country to overcome policy barriers that can stifle student-centered education models and brainstorm systemic solutions to catalyze personalized learning.

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.