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Fox40 Sacramento: CER Awards Natomas Charter School $100K
December 7, 2016

Fox40 covers CER’s announcing Sacramento California’s Natomas Charter School the winner of the “Hey John Oliver Back Off My Charter School” video contest. The contest was launched in August in response to a misleading and poorly contrived segment of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, hosted by comedian John Oliver, which had the potential to cause serious […]

In Pence, Trump finds school choice advocate
November 26, 2016

by Stephanie Wang and Chelsea Schneider IndyStar November 26, 2016 As governor, Mike Pence strongly advocated for education reforms, overseeing a vast expansion of the state’s private school voucher program and a boost in funding for charter schools. Now as the incoming vice president, Pence has the chance to promote those same policies on the national […]

DeVos selection ignites fight on how to help students
November 25, 2016

by Chad Livengood, Jonathan Oosting and Michael Gerstein The Detroit News November 25, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump’s planned nomination of west Michigan philanthropist Betsy DeVos for education secretary has ignited a debate about how the country delivers a high-quality education for every child. DeVos, 58, supports increasing school choices, which she has called an attempt to […]


Press Releases

New Ranking of Charter School Laws Fails Principles of Sound Policy Research
December 8, 2016

NACSA Says Washington State Is The Best FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC — A group claiming to represent the interests of charter school authorizers released a report yesterday rating Washington State among the top three charter school laws for authorizing, despite serious deficiencies in that state’s law. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) also […]

United States Lags on 2015 PISA
December 6, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC — The US ranks 35th in math, 15th in reading, and 18th in science according to the 2015 PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) released today. Scores indicate a decline for the first time in several years in math, while reading and science remain stagnant. The PISA assessment, administered every three years […]

Betsy DeVos Will Ensure Innovation And Opportunity Are Priority as Education Secretary
November 28, 2016

STATEMENT BY CER FOUNDER & CEO JEANNE ALLEN ON SELECTION OF BETSY DEVOS AS US SECRETARY OF EDUCATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC — Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, issued the following statement regarding President-Elect Donald Trump’s selection last week of Betsy DeVos as his Secretary […]