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June 26, 2017
(Washington, D.C.)—In a 7-2 decision today, “the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory for the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom for religious schools,” said Jeanne Allen, Founder and CEO of Center for Education Reform. Trinity Lutheran had been denied state funding for a playground surface solely because its school is a religious one. The court’s […] Read more »
June 15, 2017
(ORLANDO, Fl. June 14, 2017) In an historic win for kids, Florida Governor Governor Rick Scott today signed HB 7069, providing more and better opportunities to thousands of children throughout the state, particularly the most vulnerable. With schools unevenly funded and resources rarely flowing to the classroom directly as is normally intended by law, HB […] Read more »
June 12, 2017
If education reformers are honest with one another, we must admit that our efforts have a hit a wall. Read more »
June 5, 2017
Since 1996, CER’s yearly scorecard and ranking of state charter school laws has provided guidance and feedback to policymakers on the relative strengths and weakness of charter school policies and their effectiveness in fulfilling the true meaning of the words “charter school law." Read more »
June 2, 2017
National leaders say bill “hurts vulnerable students whose public school options are already limited in a state with only 34 charter schools. Read more »
May 17, 2017
Charter school expansion bill, HB7069, has passed in the FL legislature and is awaiting Governor Rick Scott's signature. Read more »
The First 100 Days An Agenda for Federal Action on Education
April 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC – Center for Education Reform Founder & CEO Jeanne Allen issued the following statement on the President’s anticipated signing of an executive order to the Department of Education to review the federal government’s role in schools: We applaud the Trump Administration for pushing forward on one of the four main points of CER’s recommendations […] Read more »
Charter Schools Outperform Traditional Public Schools
April 17, 2017
Florida’s charter school students performed better on state exams and made greater learning gains than their peers in traditional public schools in 2015-16, and racial achievement gaps were smaller in charter schools, according to a new state report. Read more »
March 22, 2017
Since 1996, CER’s yearly scorecard and ranking of state charter school laws has provided guidance and feedback to policymakers on the relative strengths and weakness of charter school policies and their effectiveness in fulfilling the true meaning of the words “charter school law." Read more »
The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program
March 8, 2017
Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will consider the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act. Read more »