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June 8, 2015
Last week, CER Interns attended a First Fridays Tour at D.C. International Public Charter School (DCI). Mary Shaffner, the Executive Director, founded the school in 2014 with “the mission of training students to become multilingual, culturally competent and capable of taking their learning to the next level.” Each student engages in partial language immersion in […] Read more »
June 3, 2015
Education is an essential part of life. It can create an opportunity of a lifetime that many aren’t fortunate enough to obtain. Education is the key to success that opens the door to knowledge, opportunities, and personal development. My mother strongly valued education when I was younger. It was unacceptable to bring home any grade […] Read more »
June 3, 2015
As I prepare to enter into my fourth and final year at Wake Forest University I can’t help but reflect on the opportunities I have been awarded due to my education, which makes me think about what other individuals miss out on due to a lack of access to education. This inequity of access to […] Read more »
June 3, 2015
Walking into the building this morning, I had no idea what to expect. I had applied for the internship, done my research, had my interview, asked all my questions and yet I had no idea what lay before me. My passion for education started when I was three years old and I would force my […] Read more »
June 3, 2015
Today marks the beginning of my involvement in the education reform movement, and I couldn’t be more excited. I am a rising junior at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine majoring in Sociology and am from Wilton, Connecticut. I became interested in education during high school, when I witnessed the stark contrast between the public education […] Read more »
June 3, 2015
Today is my first day into my matriculation as a summer intern for The Center for Education Reform. The start of my day began with a brief staff meeting in which the interns and staff were introduced to each other. During the staff meeting the employees here at CER gave us a brief overview of […] Read more »
June 3, 2015
On my first day as an undergraduate at Syracuse University I was confident that I knew exactly what was to come on my path throughout the next four years. I would attend lectures, live in a dorm, make new friends and graduate as an English Education major ready to head a classroom in an inner […] Read more »
May 22, 2015
The media has been focusing on a certain D.C. school as of late because of its instructional model. But after taking a closer look, parents hold the school in high demand because of its instruction, but also because it’s an open, safe, and diverse community that makes learning fun. Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, […] Read more »
May 19, 2015
In 4th Grade, Shirley-Ann Tomdio’s life changed forever when she was accepted into the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP), which allowed her to transfer from a failing D.C. public school to Sacred Heart, a private Catholic school. Shirley, the daughter of two Cameroon, African immigrants, used the voucher for nine years. Shirley testified to the […] Read more »
May 8, 2015
On Thursday, May 7th, Paul Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. hosted its 2nd Annual “My Brother’s Keeper…Responding to the Call” event focused on effective efforts to prepare young boys of color for college and community action surrounding those strategies. The forum strengthened the dialogue about key issues like inequality and the achievement gap, an […] Read more »