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CER Condemns Florida Lawsuit Against Voucher Program

WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Education Reform strongly condemns the lawsuit brought by the Florida Education Association (FEA) against the recent expansion of Florida’s tax credit scholarship program and newly created personal learning scholarship accounts. “In typical knee-jerk fashion, the FEA is resisting anything that allows students, including those with special needs, to move […]

Setting the Record Straight on Charter Schools

CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Regular readers of Newswire are acutely aware of this fact, but it bears repeating amid recommendations for inordinate amounts of scrutiny that undermine charter schools. Increased accountability is one thing, yet those calls never seem to be echoed when it comes to securing equitable resources for charter students compared with […]

First Edition of Ranking & Analysis of School Choice Programs To Be Released

New State Tax Credit Scholarship Program Rankings Reveal How Much Power Parents Have Over Education Options WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Education Reform (CER) will release the School Choice Today: Education Tax Credit Scholarships Ranking & Scorecard 2014 on June 17, 2014. The first of its kind, the Education Tax Credit Scholarships Ranking & […]

CER: The 15th Edition of Charter School Laws Across the States: Rankings & Scorecard

The Center for Education Reform (CER) The The 15th Edition of Charter School Laws Across the States: Rankings & Scorecard is here, providing a definitive snapshot on whether or not states have taken meaningful action in expanding charter schools since the first charter law passed in 1991. Experience in seeing how policies have played out […]

State of Union 2009 – Complete and Competitive Education

STATE OF EDUCATION. In his first-ever State of the Union address in 2009, President Obama said: “That is why it will be the goal of this administration to ensure that every child has access to a complete and competitive education, from the day they are born to the day they begin a career. That is […]

School Choice Week’ Begins Today in Michigan; 130 Events Planned in the Great Lakes State

This week is School Choice Week in Michigan and across the country. More than 130 events are planned across the Great Lakes State, in addition to 5,500 events nationwide. The Week, which is the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity, gives students, parents, and teachers in Michigan a chance to raise awareness of the different […]

The Center for Education Reform Statement On The 2013 Nation’s Report Card

Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform (CER), released the following statement upon the release of the 2013 Nation’s Report Card: “It’s a disgrace and truly incomprehensible that after decades of mediocrity, we celebrate today the fact that only 34 percent of our nation’s 8th graders can read at grade level and only […]

The Center For Education Reform 20Th Anniversary Celebration Sets New Agenda, Highlights National Education Poll, And Honors The Nation’s Leaders In Innovation

WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced Wednesday the results of its recent poll on The State of Education in America at its 20th Anniversary Conference and Gala (CERat20) in Washington, DC, where pioneers were honored for their exemplary leadership and extraordinary achievement in advancing education reform. The conference included a series […]

New Guidelines To Protect Teen Parents in the New School Year The U.S. Department of Education Renews Effort to Help Protect Pregnant Teens from Discrimination

August 9, 2013 – Flint, Mich. – Legal Services of Eastern Michigan monitors new regulations and discovered that these new guidelines will try to make sure that pregnant teens are treated like everyone else in the classroom. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is handing them out to school administrators, teachers, counselors, […]

Education Reform University Library Launches With Hundreds Of Seminal Documents From Founding Of Charter School Movement

WASHINGTON, DC – As thousands of school leaders, educators, civic and policy representatives descend on Washington for this week’s annual charter school conference, The Center for Education Reform today released hundreds of documents relating to the movement’s founding. From meeting notes and minutes to legislative strategy papers and even e-mail communications with various education players […]

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