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CER Statement on “Health of the Public Charter School Movement”October 1, 2014

Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform, issued the following statement on the release of “Health of the Public Charter School Movement” from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) today:

Education Report Card Reveals Most States Still Below AverageOctober 1, 2014

Just six states earn rankings above 80 percent when it comes to giving parents fundamental power over their child’s education, according to the fifth edition of Parent Power Index (PPI), released today by The Center for Education Reform (CER).

New Tech Prep charter raises the bar on STEMSeptember 26, 2014

The first occurred several years back, when Mr. Hense discovered there were no D.C. license plates in a Northern Virginia parking lot filled with science and technology experts and other professionals.

Charter Schools: An Open Letter to the York City School BoardSeptember 24, 2014

There’s an old saying that information is power. Yet, I was shocked to learn that very few people showed up last night to the public information hearing the district itself was hosting.

Wanted: More gutsy leaders to drive schools into digital ageJune 4, 2014

A second-grader in a Middletown, N.Y., school furrows her brow, searching her keyboard to find that funny number sign for her password. A third-grader holds her Chromebook aloft, hoping to speed the connection to a wireless router.

Obama’s War on Vouchers Rolls OnJune 4, 2014

Under the guise of “equality,” the United States Department of Justice is waging a campaign to slam the schoolhouse doors on thousands of poor children living in states that have decided to give them the same educational options enjoyed by wealthy families.

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    Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin was voted out again by the district's board, the third time the panel voted to eliminate Martin's position....
  • Charter Plan Hijacked 1 October 2014
    FL district decides to go it alone and expand elementary school on military base to include middle grades after rejecting similar charter proposals over past year.  Story touches charter attempts, says things fell apart after base...