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Newswire: September 13, 2016 — Dr. King’s Support for Charter Schools — GAO and School Choice Programs — Jeanne Allen on Elections — Online Learning Day

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DR. KING’S SUPPORT FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS… is addressed in this must read. Real Clear Life asks the question, “Would Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. have supported charter schools? “Emphatically yes,” says fellow civil rights leader and close friend of King’s Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.

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CHOICE ISN’T ABOUT MAKING BUREAUCRACY WORK. A new report from the GAO says school choice is making government’s life complicated. Huh? Apparently in analyzing whether students in school choice programs are receiving “equitable services” under Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) bureaucrats are a wee-bit lost. The answer isn’t making your jobs easier, it’s letting states and school choice administrators do theirs without federal meddling.

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JEANNE ALLEN ON THE ELECTIONS. “When candidates talk about the power of education innovation or school choice, education advocates should embrace those statements on behalf of educational opportunity — regardless of name or party.” CER Founder & CEO in The 74.

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I+O=R. Education reform has evolved — and so have we. Check out our new website to get the scoop on why we must embrace a new equation in US education — Innovation + Opportunity = Results.

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LET’S GET DIGITAL. We’re celebrating the power of online and blended learning September 15th — National Online Learning Day. Tune into CER’s Facebook and Twitter (and spread the word by retweeting and sharing!) for inspiring stories and stats on just one of many modalities that is helping expand education opportunities for kids.

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