February 6, 2018
SPOTLIGHT ON… EdTech in 2018 The Future of Education. If you haven’t read EDTECH Digest’s “State of EdTech 2017-2018: The Minds Behind What’s Now & What’s Next” you owe it to yourself to set aside some time to do so. The editor’s letter that begins the report, “A message from the future” sets the stage quite […] Read more »
January 30, 2018
SPOTLIGHT ON… THE STATE OF THE UNION What We Can Expect. Will the State of the Union address include the state of the union’s education? We should hope so! And we urge the president to use his office and his bully pulpit to make the inextricable link between the most important precondition for success for all […] Read more »
January 23, 2018
SPOTLIGHT ON…National School Choice Week WHAT IS IT? A national happening with events being held everywhere from the White House to your house… It’s a cultural shift… The concept of school choice (better and more effectively known aseducation opportunity )has moved from being simply an idea (dismissed by the establishment) to a cause (derided by the status quo) to a growing […] Read more »
January 17, 2018
SPOTLIGHT ON… EDREFORM HISTORY What Would Dr. King Say? It’s a week when history is very much on people’s minds. For starters, MLK Jr. Day reminded millions that the struggle for freedom and equality continues. As LEAP Innovations’ CEO Phyllis Locket puts forth, If Dr. King were alive today, “He would look for fairness and find […] Read more »
January 9, 2018
SPOTLIGHT ON… Maryland Turn up the Heat. We are asking the same question that you are — why are there ANY schools in Baltimore not being heated? Unexpected and frigid temperatures aside, old boilers and pipes in schools have been anticipated for years. Eight schools remained closed Monday, and the Governor announced $2.5 million for repairs […] Read more »
January 3, 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR! As we gear up for another year of creating great opportunities, working to allow innovation to flourish in education and quality school options to expand across the country, we pause briefly to look over our shoulder at some of the highlights from 2017. We kicked off the year by advising a new […] Read more »
December 19, 2017
The Education Grinch Who Stole Christmas — Or So They Try A special holiday Newswire! The parents and teachers they wanted reform. They looked for solutions to break from the norm. They wanted things better, that’s why they were fighting, to make sure their kids would learn reading and writing and science and math and […] Read more »
December 12, 2017
KEEPIN’ IT REAL! Tired of conversation/confrontation/conflict over education-related issues that quickly escape the gravitational pull of reality? The Center for Education Reform proudly presents Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, a podcast hosted by CER Founder & CEO Jeanne Allen and is a production of National Review Online. The program debuts todaywith fearless civil rights leader […] Read more »
December 6, 2017
THEY SAY SHOWING UP IS HALF THE BATTLE.  Research suggests that finishing high school is key to future success. But we’re still not ready to cheer the notion that rising high school graduation rates are an indication of great progress in education because other data – about what kids actually know and can do at […] Read more »
November 28, 2017
AND NOW, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR: IT’S GIVING TUESDAY — GIVE OPPORTUNITY! For nearly 25 years, the Center for Education Reform has fought to bring innovation and opportunity to education. It’s important work, which wouldn’t be possible without the support of donors from all regions of the county and all walks of life. CER’s […] Read more »