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An Inside Look At the Anti-Testing Campaign (2000)

June 14, 2000. While cheating may be occurring in some schools, the real hoodlums in the whole testing arena are the so-called anti-testing folks, who apparently believe their agenda is to conquer capitalism and not simply to stop high stakes tests.

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CER Newswire: Vol. 2, No. 1-13

The second volume of CER’s weekly Newswires from January through April 5, 2000.

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Election Newswire: November 14, 2000

This special election update edition of Newswire holds election reflections on teachers unions, testing in Massachusetts, charter school wait in Washington, and the future of the school choice movement.

Election Newswire: November 8, 2000

This special election update series of Newswire covers races across the states and provides insight on what victories and defeats mean for education reform, particularly school choice defeats in California and charter schools in Washington.

Election Newswire: November 9, 2000

This special election update series of Newswire covers Washington charter schools and Florida school choice.

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Hotline July 1999

All of the weekly hot-line newsletters from July 1999.

Hotline October 1999

All of the weekly hot-line newsletters from October 1999.

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Monthly Lette to Friends: June 2007

June, 2007. No. 94. With nearly half of 2007 behind us, it’s time once again to share with you the progress and accomplishments of a major quarter (and then some) that your support, encouragement and friendship have made possible.

Monthly Letter to Friends: A Gala Celebration of Ten Years of Progress

(Winter 2004. No. 82-83.) Special Anniversary Issue offers highlights of The Center for Education Reform’s 10th Anniversary Gala in Washington, D.C. held on October 29, 2003.

Monthly Letter to Friends: April 1994

April 11, 1994. No. 6. In this month’s issue administrators’ group says schools A-OK; University of Chicago “researchers” claim that Hanushek’s work on school spending is deeply flawed; Texas teachers union release attack on choice, and lots more.

Monthly Letter to Friends: April 1995

No. 15.  This issue explores arguments for education reform, and covers topics such as parental involvement, school choice, charter schools, and student achievement. A state roundup section informs of happenings in Washington, New Hampshire, Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Idaho, and Minnesota.

Monthly Letter to Friends: April 1996

No. 25. Up-to-date coverage of charter school progress, local efforts to disburse authority and decentralize, some notes on standards and more. Covers efforts in Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Louisiana, Connecticut, Florida, Washington, and Oregon.

Monthly Letter to Friends: April 1996

April, 1996. No. 25. This month we bring you up-to-date coverage during this glorious spring season of charter school progress, local efforts to disburse authority and decentralize, some notes on standards and more.

Monthly Letter to Friends: April 1997

No. 35.  Both hopeful news and sobering realities this month, such as an Ohio parent getting jail time. A range of topics including charter schools and teachers unions are covered in states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, and Minnesota.

Monthly Letter to Friends: April 1997

April, 1997. No. 35. This month’s letter brings you hopeful news about so many reformers working to bring greater educational opportunities to children. At the same time, we bring you sobering realities that challenge us all to work harder.

Monthly Letter to Friends: April 2000

April, 2000. No. 61. This month highlights National Charter Schools Week; CERs’ release of its third consecutive analysis of charter laws and ranking, Charter School Laws Across the States: Ranking Score Card and Legislative Analysis; state highlights and report cards.

Monthly Letter to Friends: April 2004

April, 2004. No. 84. Some hot heads are delivering quite a number of anti-reform sentiments in word and deed, from national politics to the local scene. We return to our traditional MONTHLY LETTER (chock full of real issues of concern) to help them out a bit.

Monthly Letter to Friends: August 1999

August, 1999. No. 55. In this issue, we look back on summer happenings, and examine some current policy trends. If they’re a specter of things to come, we’ve got a wild school year upon us.

Monthly Letter to Friends: August 2012

August, 2012. No. 101. A couple of pages of news and insights you will not get anywhere else will share space with insights from the past, and lessons from the front where real policies and people have forged battles once thought unattainable — and won.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Back to School 2000

Back to School, 2000. No. 64. This month brings the normal school activity parents encounter every year. Pitched battles are being waged on everything from teachers striking to testing students to whether or not vouchers really do help those poor kids! Almost every news program discussing the election turns to education, and school choice is finding support in new and growing corners of this nation.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Back to School 2001

Back to School, 2001. No. 70. This month, a look at the reality, and a plea to abandon the complacency so many want us to have.

Monthly Letter to Friends: December 1994

December 14, 1994, No. 12. This month, we try to make a dent in the never-ending repository of information, and reflect upon opportunities we need to consider for the coming year.

Monthly Letter to Friends: December 1998 – January 1999

December 1998 – January 1999. Nos. 49 and 50. We are pleased to bring you this special anniversary, expanded edition of The Monthly Letter to Friends highlighting the achievements of reformers nationwide, and in salute to your own commitment and dedication to the children you serve.

Monthly Letter to Friends: December 1999

December, 1999. No. 58. Join us as well for a look back over the reform highlights of 1999 and let’s resolve together to do our best to make all schools great for all children in 2000. But first, the early days of the month were noteworthy for the level of noise created by standards foes. A look at who is driving this crash-bound train and why.

Monthly Letter to Friends: December 2000 – January 2001

2000 engaged deeply in reform efforts throughout the country. Whether in attendance at meetings, organiz- ing conferences, growing and nurturing the “troops” through materials or technical assistance or engaging the media, CER is proud to note the following accomplishments:

Monthly Letter to Friends: December 2002

December, 2002. No. 76. We start with a look at the year in review and the impediments that still stand in our way.

Monthly Letter to Friends: December 2003

December, 2003. No. 81 In this abbreviated December issue of the MONTHLY LETTER TO FRIENDS, we review the highlights of the last few weeks and hope that ~nee you put it all behind you, you will still find reason for good cheer! Our thanks and warmest wishes for a happy and healthy Holiday Season go out to you, one and all.

Monthly Letter to Friends: December 2012

December, 2012. No. 104. The state of the ed reform movement is reflected on in this issue, with a focus on New York, Arizona, Colorado, D.C., Pennsylvania, blended learning, and the introduction of Edreform University.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Fall 2004

Fall, 2004. No. 86. This monthly letter recaps the American Federation of Teachers “study” on charter schools that exposed more than 12 million people across the country to a flawed portrayal of charters.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Feb-March 2001

Feb-March 2001. No. 67. We start this time with a look in our backyard to the unveiling of the new president’s education proposals, the responses recorded so far and what, if anything, it all means for our local schools and parents who need help.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Feb-March 2002

Feb-March 2002. No. 73. The scene at the U.S. Supreme Court on February 20 was exhilarating. _In front of the Court, several hundred parents and reformers talked, sang and shouted in favor of school choice, the educational reform that brought them to the Court that day.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Feb-March 2003

Feb-March 2003. No. 77. The last two months have seen a positive trend with parents and community leaders taking action to take back their schools. We’ve been encouraged and overwhelmed by the activity.

Monthly Letter to Friends: February – March 1995

February/March, 1995. No. 14. This month showcases a new and improved newsletter that brings all of the information you need to know about what’s happening in education reform around the school yards and state houses across the country.

Monthly Letter to Friends: February 1994

February 9, 1994. No. 4. This issue covers information about specific state efforts, some Congressional rumblings about education, and progress made in promoting reform to the media.

Monthly Letter to Friends: February 1998

February, 1998. No. 42. This month, we treat you to bird’s eye views of a couple of neat schools, concerns about content-free zones despite ever louder cries for high standards, and a look at what George Orwell might write if he were here today.

Monthly Letter to Friends: February 1999

February, 1999. No. 51. This issue, will bring you up to date on what your fellow countrymen and woman are doing to act, react and advance education in all their own unique ways.

Monthly Letter to Friends: February 2013

February, 2013. No. 105. This issue looks back on A Nation at Risk, the movement ahead, and the future of CER.

Monthly Letter to Friends: February/March 1996

February/March, 1996. No. 24. Welcome to the special combined issue featuring the federal government’s involvement in reform, an explanation for the BLOB, state happenings, headlines from across the nation, and charters, charters, charters.

Monthly Letter to Friends: February/March 2000

February/March, 2000. No. 60. This Feb/March issue is chock-full of what you need to know about what’s happening around you. You’ll also find some comments from the real people. These comments reveal the devotion – and the frustration – that’s often reflected in national polls and surveys.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Holiday 1998

Holiday 1998. No. 41. This month, we talk about the Center a bit more than usual, mainly as a “year in review” in response to questions and comments piling up over the last year.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Holiday 2001

Holiday, 2001. No. 72. Do charter schools yield benefits for kids? Are other school choice programs – like vouchers – helping the worst off get better? Is the standards movement driving change? And what is happening with Philadelphia? Even though it’s Christmas time, there are many things to ponder, to learn and to push forward.

Monthly Letter to Friends: January 1994

January 5, 1994. This monthly letter outlines a new report issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), school choice in Arizona, private scholarship programs, and reform in the District.

Monthly Letter to Friends: January 1995

January 12, 1995. No. 13. This issue highlights the different reforming going on out there, from the modest creation of alternative schools in places like Washington, DC to the more radical turning over of schools to private firms in places like Wilkinsburg, PA.

Monthly Letter to Friends: January 1996

January, 1996. No. 23. With gains being posted in a number of states and other efforts continuing their trek through the drifts of opposition and the high winds of anti-reform rhetoric, this issue examine state successes, the lawsuit filed against Cleveland Scholarship Program, and recent NEA activity.

Monthly Letter to Friends: January 1997

January, 1997. No. 33. The New Year blew in lots of news from the front. You’ll find this issue of your favorite newsletter filled with stories of reform struggles, attempts and successes to do and study school choice, some comments on standards, and some miscellany.

Monthly Letter to Friends: January 2000

January, 2000. No. 59. The beginning of 2000 brought some renewed attention to problems long plaguing public education, and some hope that things are turning around – thanks to the pressure education reform brings. Here’s what you need to know about the world of education reform from this past month.

Monthly Letter to Friends: January 2011

January, 2011. No. 97. As we ring in 2011, there’s no question: this can be the year for REAL change.That’s because the elections of 2010 were by far and away the best single “event” in the cause for meaningful education reform in more than a decade.

Monthly Letter to Friends: July 1995

July, 1995. No. 18. This issue lists out some important reform milestones in states like Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Minnesota, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, and Illinois; and revisiting NAEP results.

Monthly Letter to Friends: July 1997

July, 1997. No. 37. This month brings you final results in this year’s legislative battles to save our children. You’ll find as well some rantings on the BLOB, Scene 1, Act 4; notes on reforms helping children, and some that may be a bit misguided.

Monthly Letter to Friends: July 2000

July, 2000. No. 63. This issue, in particular, pays close attention to the antics of the BLOB – or the establishment – as some of you prefer to call it.

Monthly Letter to Friends: July 2003

July, 2003. No. 78. In the “quick and ditty” summaries this issue you’ll find news from numerous vantage points. It’s clear that there’s no summer break when it comes to helping children succeed.

Monthly Letter to Friends: July 2004

July, 2004. No. 85. And so to catch you up on what’s been ailing- and stimulating- the education system these past few months, here’s a brief report, at a glance!

Monthly Letter to Friends: July 2006

July, 2006. No. 89. This month’s issue is a report summarizing CER activities your support has made possible over the first six months of 2006.

Monthly Letter to Friends: June 1994

June 15, 1994. No. 8. This month’s letter covers more than usual because of the summer break. State coverage includes Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Massachusetts, Colorado; Charter school and school choice from around the nation.

Monthly Letter to Friends: June 1995

June, 1995. No. 17. Here we update you on what has transpired since last time we corresponded; tell you what’s likely to occur as we go to press; share “random thoughts” on pending research; and, for administrators, provide a good bit of discussion about the streamlining efforts that are going on nationwide in the trenches.

Monthly Letter to Friends: June 1996

June, 1996. No. 27. Summer break is right around the corner in this issue. Let’s take stock of what we tell children to do in the summer, and do some of it ourselves, as we, too, take a break from the furied pace of reform, and do some planning for the next full school year, legislative session, or back-to-school community or school board meeting.

Monthly Letter to Friends: June 1998

June, 1998. No. 45. Reporting back on the last few weeks of community and school doings, and results from the end of most legislative sessions, some July highlights like the failed AFT/NEA merger, but all in all, this is the year-end round-up.

Monthly Letter to Friends: June 1999

June, 1999. No. 54. As you’ll see in this issue, lots of activity on accountability and choice programs nationwide has a bizarre effect on people.

Monthly Letter to Friends: June 2000

June, 2000. No. 62. This letter has some summer reflecting and action ideas. The closing of the official school year brings opportunity for reflection, renewal and taking stock of what needs to be done to make our schools better. Schools should figure out how they can reverse the all-too-real failure of far too many schools.

Monthly Letter to Friends: June 2002

June, 2002. No. 74. Now it’s time to sum up all that’s transpired since we last addressed you, and as you’re bound to learn from your experience with us this month, there is no dearth of effort – or controversy – in reforming America’s schools today.

Monthly Letter to Friends: March 1994

March 14, 1994. No. 5. This last month was full of more Hill mischief and great establishment anecdotes in power grabbing. There was some progress made in the states, and some new efforts unveiled in this letter.

Monthly Letter to Friends: March-April 1999

March-April, 1999. No. 52. The annual rite of spring has come and with it extraordinary news on people, schools, and reform efforts blossoming. Among the busiest months for determined policymakers, these two saw a number of reform initiatives take center stage. Accountability, choice and charters drew the most attention – and heat – among lawmakers and in one particular school board race.

Monthly Letter to Friends: March/April 1998

March/April, 1998. No. 43. We’re delighted to bring you important data, respected opinions, and news from the front this issue. You’ll see more than our usual stock of quotes and excerpts, and thus the astonishing similarities in tone and attitude that make this unusually diverse set of people, organizations, and ideas very much the united force for reform that is succeeding today.

Monthly Letter to Friends: May 1994

May 13, 1994. No. 7. This issue covers state ed reform happenings in Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, and discusses the U.S. Department of Education’s research into grade inflation. Monthly Letter to Friends – May 13 1994

Monthly Letter to Friends: May 1995

May, 1995. No. 16. Spring has sprung in state legislatures, with tremendous activity on reform efforts. This month evaluates the Nation’s Report Card was released by National Assessment of Educational Progress; NEA challenges made to local school boards; and standards and accountability.

Monthly Letter to Friends: May 1998

May, 1998. No. 44. This issue asks some questions to consider before summer break. Will the children lose much of what they learned? What changes will greet them in their next school term? Do they know what they should know and will they be exposed to content-rich and interesting books and lessons?

Monthly Letter to Friends: May 1999

May, 1999. No. 53. In this issue, we review not only Florida’s success, but also progress on the teacher quality debate and news of good schools and policy developments.

Monthly Letter to Friends: May 2001

May, 2001. No. 68. We get back to the broad business this month of introducing you to the latest ideas, action and thinking behind education reform in the U.S.

Monthly Letter to Friends: May/June 1997

May/June, 1997. No. 36. From Missouri to Texas and around and about, policymakers have deliberated on education issues, made some mistakes, and, in some cases, resolved some things. As usual, charter schools and school choice programs have garnered the most attention.

Monthly Letter to Friends: November 1994

November 18, 1994. No. 11. It’s been a whirlwind month, with a surge in interest about education in the media and in the towns, some new reports released, a charter school law struck down, and of course, a monumental election that does more for education reform in one-fell-swoop than anyone might have imagined possible.

Monthly Letter to Friends: November 1995

November, 1995. No. 21. This month’s letter congratulates local re-elected ed reformers; examines the U.S. House of Representatives pass new measure on DC School Board power and school choice program for low-income students; discusses charter schools throughout the nation; and business leaders getting involved in reform.

Monthly Letter to Friends: November 1997

November, 1997. No. 40. We are inspired to give thanks for a myriad of efforts underway to reform our nation’s schools and, separately, to give thanks in our normal, twisted sort of way, for things that are as they should be. Finally, we direct you to the back page for splendid holiday gift giving ideas for that special someone in your life that needs the truly unique gift; the gift of giving.

Monthly Letter to Friends: November 1998

November, 1998. No. 48. This month highlights education reform-friendly successes in the elections, why we call it the Blob, news article highlights, and advice and consent.

Monthly Letter to Friends: November 2000

November, 2000. No. 65. As you read this month, we know the answer to the question that has occupied us all for so long… Who is our next president? And who are the other new policymakers that will have an impact on our children’s education? More importantly, what are they going to do?

Monthly Letter to Friends: November 2009

November, 2009. No. 95. We share a few important — no, critical — events this issue that are taking place in our history with regard to this all important thing we do called education reform, please join us in finding ways to put all the talk into practice.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October 1994

October 10, 1994. No. 10. What follows are some highlights of what’ s happening, some vignettes from around the country, some important statistics, and some ideas for us all to ponder.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October 1995

October, 1995. No. 20. This issue focuses on the formation of the Education Leaders Council it’s enormous boost for reform. You’ll learn more about ELC in this month’s issue, as well as about some new proposals, new schools and other efforts that kept many busy this September.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October 1996

October, 1996. No. 30. This month looks closely at the rhetoric in the school reform wars, and ask readers for help in solving a few ed reform mysteries.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October 1997

October, 1997. No. 39. Lots of reflections on pending issues both nationally and in the states are in store this month. We believe it is important to know what’s being said by those fighting change, because oftentimes the realities are obscured by the very nature of the beast. We offer a glimpse of political nature of the reform debate, as well as our usual odds & ends.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October 1998

October, 1998. No. 47. On the eve of the Center’s Fifth Anniversary, this issue focuses on more insightful issue of how education groups are acting and reacting to the tide of reform, that happens to coincide nicely with the early days of the Center.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October 2001

October, 2001. No. 71. Never before has the quest for a high-achieving, standards-filled principle-laden education system been more important. How to get all those adjectives in our schools is addressed in our “Cover story” for this month’s missive to you.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October 2003

October, 2003. No. 80. In this Tenth Anniversary edition of the Monthly Letter we will try, and look back at some of the highlights, large and small, of our travels together over these past ten years.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October 2012

October, 2012. No. 103. This issue evaluates the new MD public school new system’s for grading students; other state’s basis for grading; and where the fear of evaluation lies.

Monthly Letter to Friends: October/November 1999

October/November, 1999. No. 57. This issue examines fruitful times and difficulties in reform starting with parents for the status quo, reading and math curriculums, choice and the courts, charter schools, and state happenings.

Monthly Letter to Friends: September 1994

September 1, 1994. No. 9. This issue returns from summer break to cover happenings in California, Minnesota; charter gains and woes; standards and autonomy; union diatribes; and some back to school stats.

Monthly Letter to Friends: September 1995

September, 1995. No. 19. The last few weeks have been chock-full of happenings, information and surveys. As we formally enter the new school year, it is clear that the status quo is on the march, defending their defenseless positions, and that reformers are growing by leaps and bounds in their numbers and in their activities.

Monthly Letter to Friends: September 1996

September, 1996. No. 29. This special Back to School issue discusses just about every education interest group releasing a new report, poll, or survey (and every candidate a new program!), and, combined with the onset of new programs in many communities, Americans were treated to a pretty solid month of good media coverage of reform.

Monthly Letter to Friends: September 1997

September, 1997. No. 38. Happy Back-to-School season! We’re pleased that the numbers of groups and people working for reform has grown dramatically. In this letter you will see CER’s Annual Survey of Americans’ Attitudes Toward School Reform, state happenings, and testing and politics.

Monthly Letter to Friends: September 1999

September, 1999. No. 56. Join us in a review of what else is happening: Andrew Young joins the school choice train; a Colorado Springs NAACP board member follows suit. Denver teachers adopt a merit pay plan in sheep’s clothing, and the SAT gets worse!

Monthly Letter to Friends: September 2012

September, 2012. No. 102. This issue reviews the new documentary We Won’t Back Down and the need for policy makers to also do their homework.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Spring 2010

SPRING, 2010. NO. 96. As spring flowers reach full bloom, we’re reminded again that even in education, new life does spring forth on age-old ideas and themes. Read on and you’ll see what I mean.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Summer 2001

Summer, 2001. No. 69. Far from the hiatus of old that summer used to represent, this month education reformers have been continuing their fast and furious pace. Herewith is our traditional mid-summer communication.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Summer 2005

Summer, 2005. No. 88. This special edition of THE MONTHLY LETTER – a hard copy “dog days of summer” Blog for you to read on the plane, in your chair by the pool, or on your beach blanket.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Winter 2004

Winter, 2004. No. 82 – 83. In this special anniversary issue, the very best of education reform is celebrated.

Monthly Letter to Friends: Winter 2005

Winter, 2005. No. 87. This year you’ll hear from us again quarterly- and occasionally more, in other modes, when there is more to share. For now, it’s time to review the major developments that have been taking place – and that most legislatures are already reviewing.

Monthly Letter: December 1993

December 3, 1993.  This second monthly letter to friends from CER President Jeanne Allen addresses charter schools in Michigan, education reform happenings in California, outrageous actions and comments from the BLOB, and the AFT trying to debunk myths and realities on school choice.

Monthly Letter: November 1993

November 3, 1993. The inaugural monthly letter to friends, which was started as a way to share insights into current reform efforts, hot-spots of activity, and other important facts with a small group of people close to The Center.

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Newswire: April 10, 2001

Teachers unions contribute to “Growing War on Charter Schools”… Ohio union challenges charter funding… NAEP & TIMMS results: widening achievement gaps…  no charter schools for Maryland… Hawaii teacher strike… federal budget proposal includes money for charter schools, teacher quality… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 11, 2000

Golden Apple Awards for Michigan charter schools… Idaho’s Da Vinci Charter Academy… New York charter schools… summer reading in Virginia… and American History knowledge in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 16, 1999

Accountability:  America’s buzzword… Northside Urban Pathways in Pennsylvania working hard to educate… and Wyoming’s education reform group, Citizens for Educational Choice, in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 17, 2001

Teacher training program data in Massachusetts… Los Angeles (California) math madness… Indiana charter school law… Michigan standards and testing… President Bush addresses education reformers… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 19, 2000

Math wars… New York charter school resources… unexpected charter school support in Washington state… standards, testing and teacher quality… and The Academic Achievement Challenge in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 23, 1999

Children’s Scholarship Fund… Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s education package… CER’s national charter school directory… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 24, 2001

Strong charter school law in Indiana… Rod Paige keynoting event on No Child Left Behind & the federal role in education… Federal policy, teachers unions, and funding… Massachusetts union campaigns against testing… and National Charter Schools Week in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 26, 2000

Competing to Win… Victory for school choice in Florida… New York teacher tussle… possibility of charter schools in Washington State… and National Charter Schools Week in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 3, 2001

Edison Schools, Inc. battles in New York and California… tepid charter school support in Washington, D.C…Parents in Charge: 82% of parents want control over child’s education… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 6, 2000

President tours charter schools in New Jersey and choice schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin… Teacher retirement and teacher quality… high stakes graduation tests… Colorado school report cards… school choice in Tennessee… and teachers appreciate choices too, in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: April 7, 1999

School board victory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin… The Edison Project… Nation’s Report Card… Curriculum Matters: Core Knowledge & Direct Instruction… 48.6 million hours to complete paperwork required by the U.S. Department of Education… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: August 13, 1999

Emergency teaching certification and student achievement… Education Reform: A National Conquest… Back-to-school Parent Power!… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: August 16, 2000

Massachusetts charter cap and teachers unions… Bronx Preparatory Charter School opens in New York… Texas math test results… New York summer school slump… and California English Immersion success in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: August 20, 1999

“Making Academics Count”… Ryder Elementary Charter School, the nation’s first charter school in the workplace… 45 charter school applicants in New Jersey… and Ohio’s school choice hearing in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: August 21, 2001

The Campaign Against Reform… BLOB propaganda on PBS… PDK/Gallup poll… Ohio PTA & union against charter schools… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: August 27, 1999

Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll… Cleveland, Ohio parents scramble after school choice ruling… and merit bonuses for Detroit, Michigan teachers in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: August 3, 2000

Delay in DC charter school funds… Kipp Academy of Houston, Texas in the spotlight… School choice updates in Michigan, New Mexico, and Florida… and survey finds majority of parents support standardized testing in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: August 7, 2001

Public-Private Partnerships with Edison in Pennsylvania… Ohio teachers union challenges charter schools… Howard Fuller takes over Washington Post column… Article on teachers unions inspired by release of report on union spending and Democratic candidates… Curriculum: direct instruction method… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: August 8, 2000

A win for school choice with Joe Lieberman VP pick… Massachusetts charter cap lift… St. Louis Charter School 30 days away from opening… Choice & competition improve Michigan districts… school size: smaller schools… and Wisconsin group Parents Raising Educational Standards in Schools holds conference in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: December 11, 2000

This special edition of Newswire covers breaking school choice news out of Ohio, where the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled against the Ohio Opportunity Scholarship program, also known as vouchers.

Newswire: December 11, 2001

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Cleveland school choice case… Call to help an Arizona charter school student… Grading Florida charter schools… State intervention issues in Compton, California… Union battles in Nevada and New Jersey… Federal policy & testing… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: December 12, 2000

Ohio school choice case has future in Supreme Court… sour notes on charter research and vouchers at National Charter Schools Conference… a federal spin on test scores and standards… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: December 18, 2001

Michigan parents love charter schools… National Heritage Academies… California board overrules Los Angeles board… Opinions on charter schools vary among school boards… New York Boards want moratorium on charters… Accountability: grading schools in Georgia & Michigan… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: December 19, 2000

Promises from Washington, DC… Federal charter school funding… Teacher union grinches… and reform advice for 2001 in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: December 21, 1999

Assault on charter schools in New Jersey… Urban League and Democratic Leadership Council endorse charter schools… Michigan union sees failure of charter cap lift proposal as victory…  grading schools in Florida… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: December 3, 1999

School choice and federal funding.. Public Agenda Survey On Thin Ice provides insights into Americans’ understanding of education reform… and violations of the DC School Reform Act in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: December 4, 2001

Educating Californians about charter schools… Indianapolis charter school approvals… Rick Hess: Case for Radical Overhaul of Teacher Certification… Philadelphia takeover on hold… American students fall short on international scale… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: December 5, 2000

Massachusetts union ads fight academic assessments… International test scores (TIMMS) show American students lag in science and math… Funds and training for charter school founders from KIPP/ Fisher Foundation partnership… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: February 1, 2000

Feds stall on tracking national teacher certification testing results… Cities and states such as Denver (Colorado), Cincinnati (Ohio), Michigan, New York, and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) catch the reform bug, turning to charter schools and private contracting… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: February 13, 2001

California State Board of Education appointee delay… Englewood, New Jersey school board versus Palisades charter school… New York City charter school vote delayed… School choice support is bipartisan… Standardized Testing discussion on PBS… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: February 17, 2000

Charter school ripples in Inkster, Michigan… Washington state charter legislation dies… wave of charter school publications… and Constitutionality of Florida school choice in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: February 20, 2001

Research shows Florida school choice has ripple effects, increasing academic achievement… Virginia’s Standards of Learning… Surveys on school choice… Massachusetts unions want to eliminate state test as graduation requirement…Maryland charter school efforts… and K12 Inc. in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: February 23, 2000

Vaughn Next Century Charter in Los Angeles, California… Georgia teacher tenure… Massachusetts math controversy… Denver charter schools, take 2… Hillary Clinton and the education system… TesseracT an example of private sector accountability… and Eduventures.com news in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: February 28, 2001

NEA report claims mixed results at schools managed by Edison Schools Inc… Debate over SAT as admission standard in California… Raising academic standards results in decline in social promotion… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: February 6, 2001

Education Leaders Council offers policy recommendations… Indiana charter school law… Cesar Chavez principal awarded by Oprah… Remedial coursework in California… Maryland academic standards… Math textbooks… and Florida school choice in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: February 7, 2000

Georgia governor on teacher tenure and vouchers… School choice effects in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) and Florida… and state takeover and privatization in Maryland in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 10, 2000

First Oregon charter school approved… New Jersey’s lurking charter school legislation… pending Missouri charter school legislation and applicants… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 10, 2001

Questioning Maryland’s rating on academic standards in “Quality Counts” report… School Choice supporters named chairs of federal committees… Hope for Mississippi charter school law?… Ed School Follies book… poll shows support for school choice… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 16, 2001

Resource equity and funding in education: federal versus private studies… California Standards: reading, writing, and math rigor… and New Mexico charter schools fight opposition in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 17, 2000

First Arkansas charter school approved… Texas board revokes charter… teacher quality… Martin Luther King’s guiding principals… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 23, 2001

Bush Administration proposes education accountability, flexibility, and quality… Edison Schools, Inc. spurned in San Francisco… Utah charter school law survives constitutional challenge…and teacher effectiveness has stronger relationship to student performance than class size and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 25, 2000

President Bush on charter schools… Troubled Los Angeles, California elementary schools choose stellar reading curriculum… Millions for Mississippi education… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 3, 2001

Single-sex charter schools in New York… K12 offers back to basics schooling online… the Bush administration, school choice, and vouchers…  and Education Secretary Rod Paige in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 30, 2001

SUNY approves charter schools to open across New York… Maryland parents hope for successful charter schools legislation… Federal policy working group on charters… Edison Academy battle in San Francisco continues… and performance success for charters in Delaware, Michigan, and California in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: January 31, 2001

In light of National Catholic School Appreciation Day, this Newswire gives nod to the role Catholic Schools, Yeshivas, Islamic Academies, and Christian schools all play in providing opportunities for parents not only looking for religious training, but a better learning experience for their children.

Newswire: July 10, 2001

Charter schools in California, Georgia, and Indiana… Union encourages opting out of testing… Fertile ground for school choice initiatives… Evidence of charter school effectiveness in Missouri… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 12, 2000

NEA & AFT don’t support charter schools that aren’t tied to union contract… Washington state charter school initiative… Concerns about union’s proposal to add a year of schooling… Campaign for America’s Children… and parents create website on testing and accountability in Virginia in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 14, 1999

Fighting social promotion in Texas… Charter school legislation, bilingual education, and phonics in California… Academic accountability crackdown in New York City… and Colorado leads the way in charter school capital financing in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 17, 2001

New York City mayoral elections and education… Charter schools in San Francisco, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Michigan… Cleveland school choice advocates… Union president proposes massive Head Start expansion… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 18, 2000

Florida’s first charter school district… continued failure of the Oakland, California school district… what helps and hinders charter school growth… Greater Sacramento Urban League proposes charter school for at-risk students… and California statewide achievement test results in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 2, 1999

Parental satisfaction with school choice… Charter school achievement in Michigan and Colorado… and CER’s Leaders Forum in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 21, 1999

School choice in Ohio and Florida… Scrutinizing academic standards in Texas… Parent Power!… Boom in private scholarship programs… Sacramento, California district implements proven reading & language arts programs, sees results… and New Frontiers Charter School in San Antonio in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 24, 2001

Cyber charter schools battle in California… Results-oriented accountability and charter schools in Missouri… Congress debates the use of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 25, 2000

Pennsylvania charter school appeals… Petition to repeal Oregon’s charter school law dropped… Virginia’s weak charter school law… school choice initiative in Michigan… Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms by Diane Ravitch… failing Georgia teacher candidates… and performance pay in Colorado in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 3, 2001

Math wars continue in Maryland… Clamoring over choice in Memphis… Waitlist in Arlington, Virginia… Charter school accountability vetoed in Missouri… Indiana school boards & charter schools… State standards, testing, and student achievement… and Education Secretary Rod Paige addresses teachers union in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 30, 1999

Virginia standards pay off… Teacher certification battles in Pennsylvania… Education Leaders Council conference… City on a Hill Charter School in Massachusetts graduates its first students… and a report on the ripple effects of charter schools in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 31, 2001

More on efforts to limit home-based charter schools in California… Hoxby and NAEP… remedial instruction in Tennessee… Connecticut principal wants to abolish failing grades… no cutbacks for Milwaukee vouchers… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: July 6, 2000

Teachers union politics protect the status quo… Worst-performing schools in Maryland taken over by Edison Schools, Inc… Los Angeles, California test scores inch up… Western Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School… and South Carolina charter schools in limbo because of constitutionality ruling in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 11, 1999

School choice in court in Vermont and Ohio… Rally for choice in Pennsylvania… Oregon’s first charter school… Opposition to charter schools in California… and Kelso Elementary School highlighted as CER’s school of the week in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 12, 2001

Federal policy update: charter school and choice amendments… New Jersey and Virginia elections… charter school conversions in Pennsylvania… School choice spurs success in Florida… Public-private partnerships in Maryland… and an event for educators tired of the education establishment in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 14, 2000

Testing phonies… California charter school achievement… Shout out to Arizona School for the Arts and Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf… “Giving Charter Schools A Chance” by Jonathan Schorr… CER files amicus brief in Florida school choice case… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 19, 2001

Milwaukee school choice program… National Parent Teachers Association conference… Vouchers can benefit teachers… Texas school raises scores by focusing on attitude and ability over teacher certification… Charter school studies from the U.S. Department of Education… and Georgia school boards in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 20, 2000

Florida school choice effects seen in test scores… Ohio voucher court case update… READ Institute study notes English-immersion success for English Language Learners… Phonics implementation in Indiana… and a charter battle in Oakland, California in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 23, 1999

Lawsuits filed against Florida’s A+ program… Pennsylvania school choice legislation dies… California legislation free of union controls on charter schools… merit pay for teachers… Arizona School for the Arts… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 26, 2001

United States files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to consider Cleveland School Choice case… San Francisco board opposition to Edison… Wisconsin governor serious about Milwaukee choice program… Ousting principals in failing schools in New York… and future of 46 bills relating to testing in Massachusetts in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 27, 2000

Math and reading score improvements in Florida… Frederick, Maryland parents want a charter school, but Maryland needs a charter school law… Governance of DC public schools… PAL Academy Charter Schools of Manatee County, Inc. receives third charter contract… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 4, 1999

Ohio’s school choice program overturned… Signing bonus for teachers in Massachusetts… Failing English scores in New York… and Healthy Start Academy in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 5, 2001

Testing in North Carolina… Charter schools and testing in Michigan… Boosting accountability by making school data accessible to public…tax credits in Pennsylvania… why teachers union” should really be “school employee union”… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: June 8, 2000

Superintendent Shuffle in DC, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles… High-stakes tests & cheating… Wyoming Citizens for Educational Choice wins grant… Warner Unified School District teachers break from California teachers union… Massachusetts charter school successes… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: March 13, 2001

Education establishment moves that aren’t “for the kids” in Fairfax (Virginia),  Detroit (Michigan), and San Francisco (California)… Teacher Advancement Program… Cleveland Scholarship Program… and higher standards are improving math and reading instruction in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: March 14, 2000

This week’s newswire is all about Florida Circuit Judge L. Ralph Smith ruling Florida’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, or vouchers, unconstitutional.

Newswire: March 20, 2001

Arizona charter schools and student achievement… School Choice in Howard County, Maryland and vouchers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin… 15 questions to hold school board members accountable… Gene Hickok goes from Pennsylvania Secretary of Education to U.S. Under Secretary of Education… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: March 22, 2000

Association of Educators in Private Practice celebrates anniversary… Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana ponders performance pay… DC charter school flap… Nancy Ichinaga of Bennett-Kew elementary appointed to California state board… union leader on Florida school choice decision… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: March 27, 2001

Charter school achievement:  Advantage Schools, Pennsylvania, and Arizona… Choices for Florida students at overcrowded schools… Charter School restrictions in New York and California… Public Private partnerships in Chester Upland district… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: March 28, 2000

Arizona funding… Colleges and universities get into education reform… Zogby International poll results on public’s feelings on education reform issues like Head Start & mandatory student testing…DC charter schools…  and Florida school choice updates in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: March 3, 2000

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Universal Institute Charter School… Florida school choice… and North Carolina mom running for state assembly believes “parents deserve a choice and children deserve a chance” in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: March 6, 2001

Federal policy:  accountability & testing… PA union wants to turn away student teachers coming from colleges that support charter schools… State-based groups formed to educate policymakers on reform: Business for Better Schools in Massachusetts and EdVOICE in California… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: March 8, 2000

Oklahoma’s first charter school… developments in Florida’s school choice case… choice helps Washington, DC students… Colorado charter schools rock state tests… and City on a Hill charter school in Boston, Massachusetts gets charter renewed for five years in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 1, 2000

A Newswire in honor of National Charter Schools Week noting two of CER’s major reports that coincide with the special week (Charter School Laws Across the States and the National Charter School Directory), as well as an online chat about charter schools.

Newswire: May 1, 2001

CER plans daily activities for National Charter Schools Week… Indiana governor to sign charter school law… Edison schools battle in San Francisco…  Hoxby study on Milwaukee vouchers… and Florida school choice issues in court in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 11, 2000

“Front page” media assault on charter schools in DC and Florida… Colorado test scores… Accountability for failing districts in Pennsylvania… Math woes in Maryland… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 15, 2001

Ohio teachers union challenges charters… Pennsylvania union strategizes on unionizing charter school teachers… TIME magazine awards Accelerated School in Los Angeles… Florida & Alaska charter legislation… Title I voucher proposal dropped… and Florida testing in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 16, 2000

Charter school rulings in New Jersey and South Carolina… “Dance of the lemons” in DC… NCATE plans to use performance-based criteria in accrediting colleges of education… and Math wars in Los Angeles, California in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 20, 1999

Brown v. Board of Education… Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City… and Louisiana charter school obstacles in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 22, 2001

Scarsdale, New York testing protest…  Prince George’s County, Maryland scores prompt back to basics… charter school funding issues in Georgia… poll results on teaching… Supreme Court & Cleveland choice… Parent Magazine… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 23, 2000

Questionable merit pay plan in Cincinnati, Ohio… teachers seek charter schools for excellence… Texas student achievement improves… Core Knowledge schools in Oklahoma City… and School Choice developments in Massachusetts and Florida in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 29, 2001

Virginia Standards of Learning… VCU poll on school choice… Texas charter school performance and at-risk students… New Jersey charter school happenings… School finance accountability… Cleveland school choice & the Supreme Court… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 31, 2000

Manhattan Institute charter school impact study… Chicago, Illinois raises graduation standards… Who goes into teaching and why… and charter school kudos for Liberty Common School in Colorado and Washington DC charter schools in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 7, 1999

New Mexico’s educational choice plan… Charter school activity in New York, Arkansas, Ohio, Oregon, Indiana, and Hawaii… and “Content and Character in the Classroom” conference in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: May 8, 2001

State charter school law rankings… Lisa Gram Keegan steps down from Arizona post to head Education Leaders Council… uncertainty over federal education bill… how states spend education money… charter action in California, North Carolina, Hawaii, Maryland, Iowa, and Tennessee… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: November 12, 1999

Florida’s plan to increase minority enrollment in colleges & universities… In defense of Florida school choice… North Carolina charter schools fight for equitable funding… Kudos to Core Knowledge Charter School in Wisconsin… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: November 13, 2001

BAEO drop out rate report… Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options joins Cleveland amicus brief… Union stops teachers from helping failing middle school students… Lewiston, Maine residents support school choices…  Accountability double standard in California… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: November 20, 2001

Survey: Public administrators don’t like red tape… Possible decline of the SAT… Union president blames parents for not being involved in children’s education… Charter school parents in Michigan are happy… and NAEP science scores coming soon in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: November 21, 2000

School Systems sue charter schools… Missing money in Detroit, Michigan… La Raza gets Gates grant… BAEO informs on school choice… New York teacher troubles… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: November 23, 1999

NAEP Civics report card disappointing… Math programs have no proven research base… Oregon explores New Zeland style education reform… Americans don’t know much about charter schools or school choice… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: November 27, 2001

Tennessee union report blasts charter schools and fights KIPP in Memphis… Baltimore’s New Schools Initiative… Madison, Wisconsin school board bans Pledge of Allegiance Star Spangled Banner… Silence on Science scores from the establishment… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: November 29, 2000

Charter school efforts in New York, Washington, Texas, South Carolina, and nationally… Anti-Reformer Governor Hunt… School Choice conference in New York… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: November 6, 2001

State takeover for Philadelphia schools… American Federation of Teachers evaluates state standards… Teachers at charter school in Michigan oust union as collective bargaining agent… Sequoia Union High School District says no to parents’ charter school proposal… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 1, 1999

NAEP: Getting Writing Wrong… School choice: creaming myth… Florida’s voucher program… Bill Clinton and charter schools… and Governors stress standards at National Education Summit in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 10, 2000

Florida school choice court victory… Union mischief prompts vote for vouchers… ‘Death of Standards’ movement widely exaggerated… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 15, 1999

Louisiana charter school parents prevail… Failing Missouri school systems (St. Louis & Kansas City) lose accreditation… Ohio BLOB attacks charter schools… Ft. Casper Academy leader wins Wyoming Principal of the Year… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 16, 2001

Testing improves Massachusetts student achievement… Maryland testing under attack… Low-interest loans for building improvements for Milwaukee schools of choice… Baltimore & Victory Schools partnership… Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia… Teacher certification & student achievement link… and Ball State University becomes charter school authorizer in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 17, 2000

Dubious NSBA charter schools report… Minnesota’s award-winning charter school law… BLOB blocks charter efforts in Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Georgia… Washington’s charter initiative gaining support… PBS special on charters… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 2, 2001

Pennsylvania School Boards Association sues over cyber charter school approval… Massachusetts charter applications… New York board making life difficult for Children’s Academy Charter School… Indiana standards: weakened accountability… Governors, business leaders talk education reform… Academic standards, teachers, and expectations… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 22, 1999

Ohio unions try to undermine charter schools… first charter schools approved in Oregon… Hillsborough County district in Florida to go charter… Regulatory creep on Arizona charter schools… and Missouri accreditation update in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 23, 2001

Edison could take over for Philadelphia Board of Education… Pennsylvania boards fight cyber charter schools… Wisconsin teachers union wants to slash tracking school choice?… New York firefighters want to start a charter school… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 24, 2000

Anti-testers make pleas to others to boycott high-stakes schooling despite achievement gains… a poem expresses why pretty good may not be good enough… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 26, 2000

A special Newswire on Texas Test Scores that addresses a RAND Issue paper which offers “an incomplete and misleading picture of the performance of Texas students on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP),” according to Education Trust’s Kati Haycock.

Newswire: October 29, 1999

New York school boards association challenges charter law… Illinois Chairman supports greater choice for children… Arizona charter school parents happy with choices… and survey on school satisfaction in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 3, 2000

National School Board’s publication on Benett/Kew Elementary school… PBS’ “The Battle of City Springs”… Shakespeare vs. Columbiana, Alabama school board… Nine Lies about school choice… Arizona’s Tempe Prep achievement… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 30, 2001

National Association of State Boards of Education offers cyber learning suggestions… 12% of education association members aren’t teachers… Charter School ripple effect in Boston… Fight to keep San Francisco charter school open affects students… Milwaukee voucher enrollment breaks 10,000… and more in today’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 31, 2000

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania teacher strike averted… Election 2000: School Choice in California & Michigan, and Charter Schools in Washington… review of charter school studies finds majority of reports point to charter school success.

Newswire: October 8, 1999

School choice reaches highest court with case regarding federal program, money, and parochial schools…. Desegregation, charter schools, and the courts… National Education Summit… and class size significance in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: October 9, 2001

New Jersey, Michigan, and Indianapolis charter school updates… Accountability for student achievement and school expenses in Pennsylvania… National Conference of State Legislators & Bush’s education plan… Standardized tests helping teachers… Teachers union focuses on non-education issues… and GAO report on vouchers in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: September 10, 1999

Voucher support at NAACP conference… Massachusetts charter schools serve higher percentage of minority students… PTA’s anti-voucher campaign in Michigan… Vermont home-schooling mom jailed… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: September 19, 2000

CER’s Second Annual Leaders Forum… Voucher endorsement… Virginia standards and test results… Elections and charter schools in New Hampshire… COMPASS celebrates 30th anniversary… Charter Schools That Work video essay to air on PBS… and the Education Freedom Index in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: September 19, 2001

Back-to-school parent power… William Bennett on virtual charter schools… Teacher exams and licensing in Illinois and New York… Teach for America… student performance and vouchers… charter schools in DC and Missouri… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: September 24, 1999

College remediation statistics for Maryland, Virginia, and DC… Americans feel improving education is a top priority… School Choice myths and realities… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: September 25, 2001

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to consider Cleveland school choice case… National School Boards Association poll targets vouchers… Quality & tests: NAEP… and Washington state teachers’ alternative organization in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: September 27, 2000

Texas charter schools caught in politics… school choice research… RAND report on class size… What teacher shortage?… Education Leaders Council conference… and more in this week’s Newswire.

Newswire: September 3, 1999

School choice in Ohio and Florida… Detroit, Michigan teachers on strike… 1682 charter schools open nationwide… Prairie Crossing Charter School is Illinois’ first suburban charter… and more in this week’s Newswire.

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Occasional Letter to Friends | Fall 2017

Occasional Letter to Friends | Fall 2017 | the Center for Education Reform Dear Friends: It’s working. We are clearly making progress. You, we, our collective efforts. Never before have so many remarkably influential people, with literally tens of millions of supporters and followers combined, felt so compelled to utter the worst kinds of falsehoods. No, […]

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Special CER Back-to-School Bulletin: The 2002 SAT Scores

August 27, 2002.  Newswire: Vol. 4, No. 35.   American children have begun going back to school, and with the advent of this important ritual, CER is taking a close look at key issues facing education.  This week, a look at the SAT scores and a question: does it mean anything anymore?