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Major Anniversary Conference and Awards Gala Lineup Announced

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Honorable William J. Bennett, Education Commissioner Tony Bennett, Charter Pioneer Yvonne Chan, PA. Rep. Dwight Evans, Entrepreneurs Jon Hage and Deborah McGriff, among honorees and presenters

CER Press Release
Washington, D.C.
May 14, 2013

The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced today a preliminary list of confirmed participants for its 20th Anniversary Celebration – Conference, Gala and Rat Pack EdReformies on October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Honorees, speakers and participants in the full day’s events also include:

• Media personality Michelle Bernard
• Honorable Kevin Chavous
• Connections Education President Barbara Dreyer
• Activist reformers Howard Fuller and Lisa Graham Keegan
• Ted Kolderie, founder of the charter school movement
• The Gleason Family Foundation: Tracy, Jim and Janis
• NJ education committee director Melanie Schulz
• Georgia Representative Alisha Thomas-Morgan
• Accelerated School founder Johnathan Williams

These and additional thought leaders will participate in engaging discussions during the day about the course of education reform and lead a major celebration of reform at night.

“Our guests and speakers embody the pioneering and energetic leadership of the education excellence movement,” Jeanne Allen, Center for Education Reform President, said in a statement. “The examples they have set and the milestones they’ve accomplished are extraordinary. There is no better way to celebrate The Center’s 20th Anniversary than to do so in the company and with the wisdom of those who have set the standard for education reform.”

For more information on CER’s 20th Anniversary Celebration including honorees, other featured presentations, and registration information please visit the 20th Anniversary area of