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Center for Education Reform Taps Businesses, Charter Schools for Innovation

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by Michele Molnar
EdWeek Market Brief
June 16, 2016

At a forum held in the nation’s capital Wednesday, the Center released a set of recommendations for how the charter school movement can, in the organization’s view, right the ship and develop new strategies for improvement. The center is emphasizing its priorities by incorporating a tagline: “Innovation + Opportunity = Results.”

Jeanne Allen, the Center’s founder and CEO, opened by juxtaposing the early days of charter schools with where they stand today. Allen argued that the charter school advocacy movement “accomplished more in the first nine years of the education reform movement than we have in the past 16 years.”

To right the course of the movement she helped found, Allen wrote a white paper emphasizing innovation and opportunity called “IO: The New Opportunity Agenda,” and invited a group of people from various educational constituencies to learn about it at a luncheon at the National Press Club here today.

Read the full article at EdWeek Market Brief.

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