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State Education Policy Should Focus on Outcomes, Not InputsDecember 3, 2014

Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement in light of the release of “On the Road To Better Accountability: An Analysis of State Charter School Policies” from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) today:

Election Analysis: More than Half of Nation’s State Executives Well-Equipped to Positively Impact Education SystemNovember 6, 2014

With two gubernatorial election results pending, more than half (57 percent) of governors and governors-elect in the United States and the mayor of Washington, D.C. hold encouraging views or have proven track records on promoting charter schools, school choice and teacher quality measures, according to an Education50 Election Day analysis from The Center for Education Reform.

Jacques: Slow down on charter school reformOctober 24, 2014

by Ingrid Jacques The Detroit News October 24, 2014 Michigan charter schools are feeling a little picked on lately. Since July, these public schools which educate about 10 percent of the state’s students have received nearly 100 percent of the criticism coming from Democratic lawmakers and other education leaders. In recent months, Democrats have introduced […]

How I Learned Not to Hate SchoolOctober 23, 2014

By the time I was in the fourth grade, I had been held back twice, disliked school, and honestly believed I’d end up a high-school dropout. Instead, three months ago, I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida in interdisciplinary social science with a minor in juvenile justice.

The facts on charter schoolsNovember 24, 2014

The 40,000 students on charter school waiting lists in Philadelphia have high hopes as the School Reform Commission starts to review new applications for the first time in seven years.

York City teachers, officials ‘blindsided’ by blended district optionOctober 10, 2014

by Erin James and Nikelle Snader York Dispatch October 9, 2014 York City teachers and school officials are digesting the surprise alternative to complete charter conversion announced by the district’s state-appointed financial recovery officer Wednesday. The concept is interesting, said Carol Hill-Evans, a member of the Community Education Council and president of the York City […]