“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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work
20 January 2017
One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis....
Now that St. Louis Pubic Schools is fully accredited, will more parents choose the district?
20 January 2017
As the St. Louis public school district emerges from the long shadow cast by 16 years of failing to measure up to state standards, it joins the ranks of Missouri's accredited school districts with another distinction: a better performance...