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August 13, 2019
While many kids across the U.S. finish up their summer reading as they gear up to go back to school, here's a list of recommended reading for understanding how we get our schools and learning opportunities to reflect a new opportunity agenda that allows for Innovation and Opportunity to thrive: 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 »
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
Monday night, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill allowing for the very limited operation of charter schools. It won’t be enough in a state struggling to pass most of its students. 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 17, 2019
Fayatteville, North Carolina is rooted in revolutionary history. Today, Alpha Academy's mission as a charter school carries on this legacy, inspired by 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 »
May 18, 2019
Dear Charter School Friends,What a crazy thing - the Friday of National Charter Schools Week, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that as president he will put an end to charter schools.As my mother would have said, “the nerve!”Sanders’ comments - yelling about transparency (which of course exists) or regulation (which charters have plenty of!) and […] Read more »