Honorable William J. Bennett, Education Commissioner Tony Bennett, Charter Pioneer Yvonne Chan, PA. Rep. Dwight Evans, Entrepreneurs Jon Hage and Deborah McGriff, among honorees and presenters CER Press Release Washington, D.C. May 14, 2013 The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced today a preliminary list of confirmed participants for its 20th Anniversary Celebration – Conference, [...]
In a clear violation of the civil rights of parents and children, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an opinion today in a 6-1 decision that the funding method employed in the Louisiana Scholarship Program is unconstitutional.
The fact that local districts can block innovation is one reason why Maryland's charter law has been ranked as one of the worst in the nation.
The message is painfully clear to the opponents of expanding educational options: Educational choice is not a partisan issue because the education of a child is not a partisan issue.
The bill would update rules on the renewal, expansion and revocation of charters, raising the current cap of 215 charters that can be authorized at any one time by allowing an additional 10 per year up to a total of 275 by 2019.
The legislation passed allows up to 15 charter schools a year to start in low-performing, D- and F-rated districts, without local school board approval.
MA Alternative School Celebrates Graduates
19 June 2013
Alternative school for students unsuccessful in traditional schools celebrates graduates. School also available to adult students and newly arrived immigrants. Staff members work with students to create plan after receiving diploma,...
NYC Union Influences Mayoral Race
19 June 2013
Powerful teachers' union set to endorse mayoral candidate, most likely to be Bill Thompson. Former Board of Education president Thompson percieved by some as potential union surrogate. Union expected to spend big money to influence...