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Florida Charter School Alliance Awarded Valuable New Media Resource

Becomes Second State-Based Media Bullpen Partner

CER Press Release
Washington, D.C.
April 10, 2013

The Center for Education Reform (CER) is pleased to announce the launch of its second state-based Media Bullpen. The Florida Charter Schools Alliance (FCSA), the leading charter school advocacy organization in the state, is the second partnership in CER’s new initiative to provide organizations, which fully embrace the idea that engaging the media can advance education reform, a state-based Media Bullpen.

“During this very exciting time for the Florida charter school movement, The Media Bullpen will be a valuable source of information keeping charter stakeholders informed as they navigate the education reform waters,” said Lori Butler, Vice President of School Services.

The Media Bullpen, created in 2011 by the Center, is a 24/7 virtual newsroom and is the largest aggregator of education news in the country. Each day, the Bullpen’s unique technology downloads all the education reform related media from throughout the nation. Bullpen editors monitor the dozens of stories and commentaries on education that appear day-in and day-out across the country and analyze them for accuracy, fairness, objectivity, context, and use of credible data – separating fact from fiction and opinion from analysis. They also identify omissions or other gaps in reporting.

In 2012, the Bullpen was enhanced to provide public commenting and a feature for subscribers to contact the reporters directly. Today, state partners now have access to nearly 1,000 news pieces a day fed through our unique, specialized news feed.

“We stand by our commitment to ensuring clearer and more comprehensive reporting on reform and the people engaged daily on making these improvements possible,” said CER Vice President Kara Kerwin. “We’re pleased to be partnering with the Florida Charter School Alliance because education deserves and demands far better coverage in the Sunshine state.”

The Florida Charter School Alliance, formed in May 2011, serves as the unified voice of the public charter school movement in the state. FCSA was formed to ensure that every family in the state has access to a high-quality public school of their choice.

To view the Florida Media Bullpen, please visit the Florida Charter School Alliance website.