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December 22, 2016
Parent Power Growing! (5th) State Policy Changing (4th) Reformie Ladies Lunching (3rd) A Global Hub for Technology (2nd) Model Legislation And a Nominee for Opportunity!   The 6th in our 12-ish days of Christmas series, intended to bring gifts to education reformers everywhere! Parent Power is growing and evolving – not just in practice, but in the way […] Read more »
December 21, 2016
State Policy Changing (4th) Reformie Ladies Lunching (3rd) A Global Hub for Technology (2nd) Model Legislation And a Nominee for Opportunity!   The fifth in our 12-ish days of Christmas series, intended to bring gifts to education reformers everywhere! Election 2016 brought about promising opportunities for changes in state policy. Voters cast their votes so that 2017 will […] Read more »
December 20, 2016
Reformie Ladies Lunching A GLOBAL HUB FOR TECHNOLOGY MODEL LEGISLATION AND A NOMINEE FOR OPPORTUNITY!   The fourth in our 12-ish days of Christmas series, intended to bring gifts to education reformers everywhere! “Innovation is the key lever for change.” That’s what Deborah Quazzo told a room full of female movers and shakers in education gathered […] Read more »
December 19, 2016
A Global Hub for Technology Model Legislation And a Nominee for Opportunity!   The third in our 12-ish days of Christmas series, intended to bring gifts to education reformers everywhere! by Jonathan Harber — Founder, StartED Accelerator Move over, Menlo Park — there’s another tech boom coming, and not necessarily where you’d expect it. This boom is […] Read more »
December 16, 2016
Model Legislation And a Nominee for Opportunity!   The second in our 12-ish days of Christmas series, intended to bring gifts to education reformers everywhere!   by Ted Rebarber* Charter schools have become the single most effective public school reform to date. They provide opportunities to families and the freedom for schools to innovate, improve […] Read more »
December 15, 2016
A Nominee for Opportunity!   This is the first in a series of blog posts — CER’s 12(ish) Days of Christmas.  by George Mitchell* I can speak from direct experience when explaining why the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education is such a stunning and positive development.   In the late 1990s the […] Read more »
December 14, 2016
There’s nothing like gathering with family, friends, and colleagues over the holidays – whether it’s at the school play, a work party, or a neighborhood get-together. That is, until your crazy Aunt Sally launches into a political discussion. Be ready this year. Here are a few conversation starters (and stoppers!) to have ready at your […] Read more »
November 29, 2016
I am sure by now you have seen that #GivingTuesday is upon us. Did you know that fewer than 40% of our nation’s students are proficient in core subjects?  That number drops to below 20% for minority students and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. What if you could change that? We boldly ask that you consider the […] Read more »
November 17, 2016
  Educational freedom drives innovation that shocks the status quo, inserts competition, and ultimately contributes to the superior outcomes that result from content excellence delivered through great school. NOTE: A more comprehensive report is coming soon, including videos and full resource bank. Access part of the TRANSCRIPT from the event here! This one-day event was […] Read more »
November 7, 2016
If you know anyone in MA, even long lost friends, please forward this email to them! It’s time to expand parent power for our kids. “If you were told that your only option for school for your child was currently underperforming, what would you do?” A Note from Beth Anderson (Excerpts) I am sending this […] Read more »