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CER Releases “The First 100 Days” – An Agenda for Federal Action on EducationJanuary 11, 2017

“The First 100 Days” The Path to Going Bold on Education Innovation & Opportunity An Agenda for Federal Action on Education FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2017 Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of The Center for Education Reform (CER), today announced the release of “The First 100 Days” The Path to Going Bold on Education […]

Louisiana Appeals Court Rules Charter School Funding UnconstitutionalJanuary 10, 2017

Statement on Louisiana Appeals Court Ruling Regarding Charter School Funding  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement was issued today by Jeanne Allen, founder and CEO of the Center for Education Reform, regarding the Louisiana Appeals Court ruling in the Iberville Parish School Board vs. Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education […]

People who say geography means rural areas can’t share in Trump’s school choice vision are wrong. Here’s whyJanuary 10, 2017

by Joe Nathan Chalkbeat January 5, 2017 Do some school choice programs make sense in rural America? For students like Paige Knutson, Daniel Lopez Gomez, and Merle Vander Weyst, the answer is certainly yes. President-elect Donald Trump and his choice for secretary of education insist that private-school vouchers are a good idea. I strongly disagree. […]

Setting the record straight on Betsy DeVos and charter schools in MichiganJanuary 9, 2017

by Jeanne Allen Washington Examiner December 5, 2016 With Betsy DeVos likely the next Secretary of Education, the sharks of the status quo are circling. There is all sorts of misinformation about her home state of Michigan’s vibrant charter school movement and whether such schools in Detroit have succeeded or failed in a city that […]

Gov. Larry Hogan reshapes schools, utility boardsJuly 1, 2016

By Ovetta Wiggins Washington Post July 1, 2016 The president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is doing something she has never done before: organizing volunteers to monitor the state’s Handgun Review Permit Board. The board, which hears appeals from people who have been denied gun permits, is one of at least three in the […]

Crazy Compliance Requirements for Ohio Charter SchoolsJuly 1, 2016

Charter school sponsors will be spending the better part of July submitting documents for a new evaluation process that some argue is cumbersome and makes it impossible to receive perfect marks. The new evaluation framework – which was created by an advisory panel following a discovery last summer that the previous ratings were being calculated […]