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September 11, 2019
NEWS ALERTTO: PEOPLE WHO CHERISH DC's KIDS FROM: CERIncreased Assault on DC ChartersWhen forums are framed in deliberately misleading language, we know the intent isn't public information but harmful actions. That's why I'm writing to you right now, to bring to your attention that in the District, anti-charter forces are organizing community forums, clad in […] Read more »
September 6, 2019
  From the CER bookshelf, in honor of #NationalReadABookDay, here are Ten Essential Reads that illuminate the history, progress & character of the authentic #edreform movement. Present and past, the stories told, cases made and the theories behind them are at the heart of how this nation can succeed. No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior’s Life From Black Power to […] Read more »
August 16, 2019
View full letter hereDear Friends,If you’re reading this Occasional Letter, thank you! While we inundate those tens of thousands of people who’ve joined our cause these many years with electronic notes, newswires, tweets, and more, we know it’s hard to keep up with all incoming stuff one gets. More importantly, we know paper still matters […] Read more »
July 17, 2019
by Jeanne AllenForbesJuly 17, 2019   Dennis Littky is a radical, fascinating and successful education rebel. He’s a serial education entrepreneur who’s redefining the term “higher education.” The former principal of Thayer High School in Winchester, New Hampshire, cofounder of both  The Big Picture Company and The Met School has launched the best of his innovations […] Read more »
July 2, 2019
A great example of some non-traditional thinking and educating  that focuses on real skills for real jobs comes from the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning - @BISDBCTAL - in North Richland Hills, Texas. As the Wall Street Journal explains, students there draw blood to practice phlebotomy, serve as tellers at the campus-based credit […] Read more »
July 1, 2019
 June 2019: The Path to Charter SchoolsWhat they are, how they got here, and the real reason behind this innovation in public educationA brief but critical history of the charter school idea. “The Path To Charter Schools” is a first-hand account that corrects the myths and misinformation concerning charters circulating in the public eye.“Charter schools […] Read more »
June 27, 2019
FOX & FRIENDS 6.27.2019SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN INTRODUCES A PLAN FOR GOVERNMENT-RUN AND REGULATED CHILD CARE…HERE’S WHY IT WON’T WORK Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of CER, appeared on Fox & Friends, June 27, 2019 to discuss Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, which would establish a network of federally subsidized and regulated […] Read more »
June 26, 2019
Wall Street JournalJune 25, 2019Wall Street Journal has words for the Mayor and advice for Congress The Washington, D.C. City Council on Wednesday is meeting to discuss charter schools. Let’s hope someone asks Mayor Muriel Bowser why her administration is denying space to charters—at the same time it plans to spend millions to refurbish under-utilized traditional schools.The […] Read more »
June 21, 2019
It’s been a very busy week for CER, and with a hat tip to Clint Eastwood we send along examples of the good, the bad and the ugly from this week's news.Jeanne Allen’s latest piece in Forbes highlights the good – in fact the very good.   Alpha Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina is innovating education oppurtunity and […] Read more »
June 3, 2019
 Innovation spurred by charter schools has improved student outcomes, created more personalized and customized learning environments for students, and driven innovation in traditional schools that would have otherwise not occurred. Read more in this essay featuring  Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of CER and Nina Rees, the President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools  Read more »