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July 28, 2020
As districts announce confusing and convoluted reopening plans, parents are demanding answers and responses to how they can ensure their children get educated this school year. In her latest Forbes article, CER’s Founder & CEO Jeanne Allen recommends three action steps policymakers can take to support families and ensure the nation is supporting only the education that is meeting their needs: Read more »
July 13, 2020
The Center for Education Reform (CER) today announced the appointment of two distinguished public leaders to its celebrity panel of judges for the “With Justice for All” video contest. The newest judges are Jeb Bush, a two-term governor of Florida and the president of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Virginia Walden Ford, the original Miss Virginia on whose life story the feature film is based. Read more »
July 7, 2020
37 states ban state aid to religious schools. Are these laws now unconstitutional? WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the Supreme Court decided the most important education case in decades. Next week, please join the Center for Education Reform (CER) in a webinar about the implications of this case. Read more »
June 30, 2020
The decision of the Supreme Court in favor of the plaintiff in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue validates a parent’s constitutionally protected right to direct the education of their children. Read more »
June 25, 2020
A start-up edtech firm which provides intern support virtually is coming to education reform. The Center for Education Reform (CER) has teamed up with Paragon One, which provides remote externships (like internships but more accessible and flexible) to empower students to build real work experience and develop valuable work skills, supported by training and mentorship.  Read more »
June 25, 2020
Today, Arizona once again proved why it understands innovation, especially in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, is critical. A for Arizona’s Expansion and Innovation Fund, focused on serving Arizona’s most vulnerable students with the highest quality schools, was awarded $1 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEERs) fund through federal CARES Act monies. The funds will provide micro grants to proven innovative K-12 schools which have reimagined how best to serve their at-risk, low-income students in the 2020-2021 school year. Read more »
June 18, 2020
Prizes include 11 scholarships for students who best address the question, “How has your school delivered on the promise of equal access and educational excellence, particularly during these challenging times?” Read more »
June 5, 2020
“There should be no reason that any governmental agency tasked with approving and overseeing the creation and expansion of charter schools – would deny families for whom education is the great equalizer,” Read more »
May 27, 2020
Supreme Court Decision in Education Case Imminent Blaine Amendments and Rights of Families to Direct Their Children’s Education at Issue WASHINGTON, D.C. — A decision in the case Espinoza vs. Montana Department of Revenue is expected within the next 30 days and could fundamentally alter education governance in the US. At issue is the constitutionality […] Read more »
May 18, 2020
CER will convene three prestigious education leaders who are helping drive local, state and federal responses to continuous education post Covid-19. WHO:          New Orleans Education Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., School Board chair Ethan Ashley, and former DC City Council Chair, author and now K-12 president Kevin ChavousModerated by Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO, Center for Education […] Read more »