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July 21, 2015
by Caroline Kelly The Hill July 21, 2015 Republican lawmakers joined an advocacy group seeking greater powers for parents to choose their children’s schools in a rally at the Capitol on Tuesday. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Luke Messer (R-Ind.) spoke at the event organized by PublicSchoolsOptions.org, a group of parents in over 30 states […] Read more »
July 17, 2015
The federal government's role in education is one step closer to getting its first major overhaul in 13 years. The Senate passed a bill Thursday that would reform No Child Left Behind, a law that is widely viewed as broken. Read more »
July 2, 2015
by Moriah Costa Watchdog July 1, 2015 Public support for school choice is increasing, a poll released on Tuesday by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice and Braun Research, Inc. found. About 62 percent of Americans support education savings account, an increase of 6 percent from last year, the poll revealed. “As families’ learning needs […] Read more »
June 23, 2015
by Alice Salles Watchdog.com June 22, 2015 While education reform efforts remain strong at the local level in the face of legislation threatening the very existence of California charter schools, the authorization of new charter schools at the local level remains restrictive. Under state law, only local or county school boards are allowed to authorize […] Read more »
June 19, 2015
by PG Veer Watchdog June 18, 2015 The Center for Education Reform recently published its annual “parent power index,” a web-based report judging how accessible information on education is for parents in every state. This year, Idaho took the 19th spot in the ranking. It is superior to all of its neighboring western states but […] Read more »
June 18, 2015
By Nicholas C. Fondacaro Watchdog.com June 17, 2015 As a parent, would you rather raise your kids in a state known for its iconic skyline, or a state that has become an education icon? Parents in New York have to make that choice. The Center for Education Reform has released a report about school systems […] Read more »
June 17, 2015
Pennsylvania ranked 14th in the 2014 Parent Power Index, The Center for Education Reform determined. Read more »
June 8, 2015
Nevada as a trailblazer in education? Underachieving, Third-World Nevada setting a new national standard in school policy that other states are destined to follow? Read more »
June 1, 2015
In this edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor of School Reform News Heather Kays speaks with Kara Kerwin, president of the Center for Education Reform, about Montana’s fight for school choice. Read more »
May 29, 2015
On May 29, 2015, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper printed "Charters do more to improve education," a Letter to the Editor (LTE) written by CER President Kara Kerwin in response to an article that ran on May 27 in the paper called "Improve public schools by limiting charter schools." Read more »