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April 14, 2014
The Tennessee House of Representatives took the final approval measure necessary to pass HB 0702, which significantly increases the likelihood of expanding quality charter schools across the state. The bill will now head to Governor Haslam’s desk. Read more »
April 11, 2014
A unanimous ruling from a New Jersey appellate court upheld the right of the State Commissioner of Education to authorize online charter schools, paving the way for innovation and squashing a union-led effort to discourage the expansion of online education. Read more »
April 10, 2014
The Tennessee Senate on Thursday passed school choice legislation that would allow low-income students in failing schools to use vouchers, adding to the vast array of legislative proposals aimed at improving student outcomes in the Volunteer State. Read more »
April 9, 2014
On Tuesday, a District Court Judge ruled that the State of Louisiana can continue with the overwhelmingly popular School Choice Scholarship Program without unwarranted intervention, representing a victory for Louisiana families. Read more »
April 4, 2014
An indispensable new anthology to the beginnings of the modern-day education reform movement, Education Reform: Before It Was Cool – The Real Story and The Pioneers Who Made It Happen, is designed for people who truly want to understand and learn first-hand from the greatest contributors to the movement to make our nation’s schools work better for all children through choice, accountability, and innovation. Read more »
April 3, 2014
The Center for Education Reform’s President, Kara Kerwin, issued the following statement in reaction to the blocking of HB 1693 in the Tennessee Legislature today. Read more »
April 1, 2014
The New York Legislature, together with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, crafted a budget passing late Monday night that financially favors a select few charter schools in New York City rather than giving charter schools – and the students they serve – statewide equitable treatment. Read more »
March 25, 2014
Politics Overcome Demand to Create Quality Schools CER Press Release Washington, D.C. March 25, 2014 Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform, released the following statement on the failure to lift the charter school cap in Massachusetts: “It is extremely disappointing to see efforts to lift the charter school cap in Massachusetts come […] Read more »
March 20, 2014
Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform, issued the following statement in response to the Tennessee Senate’s passage of SB 0830. Read more »
March 17, 2014
Fewer than half of state charter school laws in the United States earn above-average grades according to The Center for Education Reform’s (CER) 15th Edition of Charter School Laws Across the States: Rankings & Scorecard released today, and Tennessee is no exception, earning a grade of “C” with a ranking of 22nd out of 42 states and the District of Columbia. Read more »