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March 31, 2020
With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever NPR | March 27, 2020With school closed, Marla Murasko begins her morning getting her 14-year-old son, Jacob, dressed and ready for the day. They have a daily check-in: How are you doing? How are you feeling? Next, they consult the colorful, hourly schedule she […] Read more »
March 16, 2020
Forbes | March 13, 2020By Jeanne AllenEvery challenge is an opportunity, they say. I’ve been thinking about the impact of the coronavirus, and the kinds of tools and services that could be focused on ensuring that students don’t miss a beat in their learning. COVID-19 has brought home the reality  that education technology that delivers […] Read more »
March 2, 2020
Forbes | March 2, 2020By Jeanne AllenParents v Candidates in Election 2020With American education in a state of mediocrity or worse in many of the nation’s most volatile communities, the absence of a substantive debate on education issues on the national political stage is shocking. Sure, promises of universal healthcare and free college are more […] Read more »
January 29, 2020
THE PERFECT READ FOR SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK Hot off the presses – and we do mean hot as it was published only days ago – comes an important and seminal read, An Unfinished Journey; Education & The American Dream, by CER’s Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen. Inspired by love of country, her Italian heritage, and this nation’s ongoing […] Read more »
January 22, 2020
Special CER News Alert: Today's Coverage of Espinoza V. Montana Dept of Revenue Read more »
January 21, 2020
CER IN THE NEWS January 21, 2020 Friends, We are one day away from the most significant Supreme Court case involving education in over 60 years – Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.  As we all continue to work hard to spread lead plaintiff Kendra Espinoza’s important story, we are sharing a new piece co-written […] Read more »
January 9, 2020
Forbes | January 9, 2020By Jeanne AllenDoesn’t education deserve more than 2% of the attention?We are just days away from the next Democratic presidential debate on January 14 when the five candidates who made the most recent cut—former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Senators Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren— will […] Read more »
December 19, 2019
Forbes | December 14, 2019By Jeanne AllenAs the teachers' union-sponsored “Public Education Forum 2020," winds down in Pittsburgh this weekend, let’s state the obvious truth: our nation’s education system is shockingly failing most students and teachers.On national, international, and local data points, most schools are failing to provide the personalization and mobile economy necessary to teach and […] Read more »
October 9, 2019
By Jeanne AllenAcross the country, states are implementing laws to address what has become reported as an international epidemic -- shortages of teachers not just in the US but in almost every country.  Not only are fewer people with state-required credentials not available to teach, but surveys suggest almost half are considering leaving the profession.To […] Read more »
October 9, 2019
Dear Friends:The Chicago Teachers Union is getting ready - it would appear with glee - at the prospect of another teacher strike.  A series of deliberate attempts to disrupt education planned by the AFT, you’ll recall that they walked out on thousands of kids for days at Chicago International Charter School, where they’d taken over some […] Read more »