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December 21, 2011
The Center for Education Reform released today an unprecedented analysis of and data documenting the high level of accountability that marks the nation’s charter schools. The report, The State of Charter Schools: What We Know – and What We Do Not – About Performance and Accountability, finds that charter schools historically have experienced a 15 percent closure rate. Read more »
December 19, 2011
CER's report, The State of Charter Schools: What We Know – and What We Do Not – About Performance and Accountability, will be presented this Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at the National Press Club at 10:30am. Live webstream will be available. Read more »
December 15, 2011
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives turns back the tide of progress by failing to act on critical legislation, passed earlier this year by the Senate, that would increase educational opportunities. Read more »
December 7, 2011
The New York Times delayed its expected, negative coverage of virtual learning and school choice. After being shown additional information, the reporter admitted it would be neglectful to fail to provide balanced coverage. Read more »
December 5, 2011
An article by Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephanie Saul, intended to look like an exposé on the company, K12, but in reality, a veiled attempt to discredit virtual learning modalities, will appear in Sunday’s New York Times. Read more »
November 16, 2011
Jeanne Allen released the following statement applauding Gov. Tom Corbett and students for yesterday’s school choice rally and their vigorous fight to move education reform forward in Pennsylvania. Read more »
November 14, 2011
Pennsylvania is poised to be the next big battleground for serious, and potentially controversial, school reforms. Next to Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, if the legislature adopts the Corbett education plan, the state will be the next big prominent player in national school reform and the leader on the East Coast. Read more »
November 3, 2011
The Center for Education Reform (CER) President Jeanne Allen this morning officially presented U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner with the EdReformie award for his achievements in creating opportunities for students and advancing substantive change in U.S. education. Read more »
November 1, 2011
Barely 40 percent of the nation’s 4th- and 8th-grade students are proficient in math and reading, an alarming statistic that would be considered failure in any grade, any school, or on any state report card. Read more »
October 27, 2011
One of the nation’s most populated and important political states today moved closer to adopting a full school choice program for its neediest children when its state Senate just passed SB 1, which moves to the House, as early as this week. Read more »