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$10 Million for DC School Choice Approved by House Appropriations Committee As NAEP Shows District Failing (2003)

July 16, 2003. As student achievement in Washington, D.C. continues to lag, city and Congressional leaders have joined together to support the development of expanded public and private options for children.

10 Questions to Ask the NEA About Education (2001)

June 28, 2001. CER provides 10 critical questions to ask the National Education Association as it convenes for its annual convention from July 2-7 in Los Angeles, California.

10 Years for Charter Schools: CER Kicks Off National Campaign for Charter Schools (2001)

April 25, 2001. Marking the Tenth Anniversary of charter schools, the Second Annual National Charter Schools Week begins Monday through Friday, April 30-May 4, and will be observed by thousands of commemorative events and celebrations in most states.  

2002 PDK/Gallup Poll: Skewed Questions Continue to Dictate Responses

August 20, 2002. The Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll seeks to assess Americans’ views on education issues, such as grading schools, charter schools, testing and accountability, teacher qualifications, and more. However, the survey questions are skewed and therefore do not represent public sentiment towards education reforms.

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A Tribute To American Ingenuity (2000)

May 5, 2000. National Charter Schools Week saw hundreds of celebrations at these public schools nationwide, including a presidential visit and a speech to the nation’s first charter school, The City Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Achievement Gains Found at California Charter Schools (2002)

March 11, 2002. California charter schools are proving more effective in improving academic achievement for low income and at-risk students than their non-charter public school counter-parts according to a new study from California State University, Los Angeles.

Allen Calls NEA Poll Bunk (1996)

August 15, 1996. President of The Center for Education Reform sharply criticizes the NEA for its “transparent ploy to convince the media that the public opposes school choice and supports the NEA’s agenda of more federal spending and control of schools.”

America’s Strength Shown in School Choice Consideration (2001)

September 25, 2001. Statement by CER President Jeanne Allen on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to consider the Cleveland Scholarship Case. “In a time marked by unbelievable tragedy, this decision provides a ray of hope to thousands for whom education is their only ticket to a happy and productive life.”

American Students Failing to Meet Global Standards (2006)

September 26, 2006. “The American Education Diet: Can U.S. Students Survive on Junk Food?”, released today as an action paper by the Center for Education Reform (CER), reveals the shocking state of American education and calls for the necessary reforms to put America back on the path to academic prominence.

Americans Embrace Education Reform as Prevalent (1997)

September 23, 1997. School Choice, Charter schools, and  A Quality Education Wanted As Options. Data from the 1997 National Survey of Americans’ Attitudes Toward Education and School Reform confirm for the second year in a row that over 80% of Americans want more options and a better education for their children.

An Exclusive Interview with John Gardner (1999)

April 9, 1999. In a local race that drew national attention for its significance for school choice, John Gardner was reelected to his post on the Milwaukee school board. He spoke to CER president Jeanne Allen in a special interview documented here.

Anti-Reform Group Releases Annual Education Poll (2001)

August 22, 2001. This poll, the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools by Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup, (PDK) has been criticized for selectivity and bias in its polling.

Arizona a National Leader in Charter Schools (1995)

July 27, 1995.  Arizona, which just passed legislation authorizing charter schools last summer, has become a national leader in the charter schools movement.

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Back-to-School Bulletin #1: Testing Results Show Little Progress (2001)

August 28, 2001. A look at SAT, ACT, NAEP, and TIMSS data to give Americans a wake-up call that children remain unprepared for future challenges and opportunities, despite media reports that accentuate the positives.

Back-to-School Bulletin #2: Same Demands Show Few Results…PBS ‘School’ Discredits Reform (2001)

September 4, 2001. This week CER looks at how the debate on improving schools has suddenly turned back the clock to demands for more inputs, and how such efforts to spin the problems in education today are even being pushed on PBS.

Back-to-School Bulletin #3: 1.3 Million Americans Directly Involved in Charter Schools (2001)

September 17, 2001. Over a million people are involved in nearly 2,400 charter schools operating in 34 states and the District of Columbia. “These numbers point out to lawmakers the powerful impact their policy decisions have,” says CER President Jeanne Allen.

Back-To-School: More Choices Than Ever (2007)

August 30, 2007. As children across America head back to school, new evidence shows that school choice is more popular than ever before. More families are choosing charter schools and voucher programs to meet the educational needs of their children.

Baltimore Community Demands Public Charter School Options (2004)

June 29, 2004. City council and parents urge local Maryland school officials to lift a cap on charter schools. Community leaders claim the cap is designed to discourage the growth of charters in Baltimore – a city currently home to over 50 failing traditional schools.

Bill Manning Honored at CER 5th Anniversary 1998

Wilmington, Delaware native is honored as one of six distinguished heroes in education reform at The Center for Education Reform’s 5th Anniversary Celebration.

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Candidate Education Meter Can Help Identify Education Reformers (2000)

October 11, 2000.  The Center for Education Reform releases its “Candidate Education Meter” designed to help grassroots education reform groups measure the commitment of their local candidates for public office.

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CER Commends Final Action on Federal Education Bill (2001)

December 11, 2001. “For the first time in history, Americans were treated to a debate about whether schools should have to show they are using proven programs and demonstrating results in order to receive taxpayer funds,” says CER President Jeanne Allen.

CER Condemns Court Ruling Denying Quality Education Opportunities (2000)

December 11, 2000. The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit striking down the Cleveland Scholarship Program has dealt a devastating blow to the educational futures of the nearly 4,000 Cleveland children and their families who participate in it.

CER Encourages Candidates to Fill Out Education Survey (2006)

July 31, 2006.  CER’s candidate survey is designed to help the public understand each candidate’s position on school choice programs, charter schools, and the Federal No Child Left Behind Act.

CER Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Uphold School Choice (2001)

November 9, 2001. CER, joined by 27 individuals and organizations, files a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to support the children enrolled in the Cleveland School Choice Program. This marks the 5th time CER has sponsored an amicus curiae brief supporting the Cleveland program – and the second to the Court.

CER Gives Parents Power Over Their Child’s Education (2006)

June 22, 2006. Inspired by the old maxim “knowledge is power,” the Parent Power! website is a valuable resource for parents who want to know more about the ever-changing education issues of today.

CER Honors Outstanding Education Leaders (1998)

October 27, 1998.  The Center for Education Reform honors six distinguished heroes at its Fifth Anniversary Celebration and Salute to the Nation’s Unsung Education Reform Heroes.

CER Issues 1998-1999 National Charter School Directory

June 8, 1999.  Now in its 5th edition, CER’ s National Charter School Directory is known as one of the nation’s best resources available on charter schools.

CER Issues Comprehensive Charter School Directory 1995-1996

May 1, 1996. The Center’s Charter School Directory lists, alphabetically and by state, all charter schools operating around the country, as of the close of 1995, and provides a listing of schools by the year they opened.

CER Launches National Charter School Of The Year Award (2006)

May 2, 2006. To recognize the innovation, accountability, and achievement of these new public schools, The Center for Education Reform (CER) is proud to announce the creation of the National Charter School of the Year Award.

CER Leaders Forum Looks at How Business Can Matter (2000)

September 9, 2000.  From private sector operation of public schools, to charter schools, to the creation of venture capital education funds, the impact of business involvement will be considered by a host of educational entrepreneurs, business and policy experts at the forum to be held in Washington, D.C.

CER Leads Charter Delegation to Meet With the President: Bush Signs National Charter Week Proclamation (2002)

May 2, 2002.  Individuals representing a cross-section of the charter school movement joined President Bush today as he signed a Proclamation honoring National Charter Schools Week.  The President was joined by Education Secretary Rod Paige for the Oval Office signing.

CER Leads Group in Supporting Cleveland School Choice Program (2000)

April 25, 2000. Jeanne Allen announces The Center for Education Reform has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in support of the Cleveland school choice program.

CER Marks A Decade of Education Reform Advances at 10th Anniversary Celebrations (2003)

October 27, 2003. On October 29th and 30th, CER will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with two events,  one showcasing the accomplishments of education reform over the last ten years, and one event looking ahead at the next ten years.

CER National Charter School Directory 2000 Now Available

May 3, 2000. The 1,689 charter schools in operation today are profiled in The Center for Education Reform’s National Charter School Directory 2000, released just in time for National Charter Schools Week, May 1-5.

CER Presents: Parent Power! 1999

CER President Jeanne Allen announces launch of second monthly publication, Parent Power!, which seeks to help parents make sense of schooling today.

CER President Jeanne Allen Applauds Election of Current Education Chair John Boehner As House Majority Leader (2006)

February 3, 2006. The Ohio Representative has worked tirelessly over the years to bring greater educational opportunities to children across the country.

CER President Jeanne Allen Keynote Speaker at Georgia Charter Schools Conference (2007)

January 24, 2007.  With a growing charter school movement in the Peach State, including support from Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Rep. Ed Setzler, Allen will address the need for a stronger charter school law in the state

CER President Welcomes Education Secretary’s Support for Smaller Schools, Higher Standards (1999)

September 21, 1999. Showing the power of good research and reform ideas which The Center for Education Reform [CER] has driven into the public’s minds, Education Secretary Dick Riley has endorsed the need for smaller schools and urged all schools to make advanced courses available to all students.

CER Ranks Charter School Laws: Decade of Experience Marks Strong/Weak Laws (2001)

April 30, 2001. CER’s research reveals which of the nation’s 38 charter school laws are the best and the worst, and why they do or do not work.

CER Releases 8th National Charter School Directory (2003)

January 21, 2003.  The 2003 National Charter School Directory profiles the 2,695 charter schools that are operating for the 2002-2003 school year, serving 684,495 students in 36 states and Washington, D.C.

CER Releases National Charter School Directory 2001-2002

January 7, 2002. The seventh edition of CER’s National Charter School Directory features new and updated information on the growth and development of charter schools, and profiles 2,431 schools in 34 states and Washington, D.C.

CER Slams Anti-School Choice Group; Calls for Formation of Education Reform Coalition (1997)

January 15, 1997. Upon learning about a group calling itself the National Coalition for Public Education, CER President Jeanne Allen calls for formation of a national coalition on public education reform that  “would work with parents and communities to bring positive change to public schools and put the education needs of children first.”

CER Website Receives Top Honors 1998

May 12, 1998. The Center for Education Reform’s website, www.edreform.com, wins Washington, DC City Pages’ Hot Site Award.

CER’s Grades for Nation’s Charter School Laws Change; Equity, Authorizers Are Two Major Factors (2006)

February 27, 2006. CER’s Raising the Bar: Charter School Law 2006 Ranking and Scorecard reveals that laws where authorizers are limited and that do not guarantee basic equity for students fail to yield as high numbers of quality charter schools as many lawmakers intended when they passed laws.

Charter Law Scorecard Ranks States: 5th Annual Analysis Finds New Trends, Weakened Laws (2001)

November 9, 2001. CER has released its 5th annual ranking scorecard and legislative profiles of the nation’s 38 charter school laws, with changes in the rankings of 29 laws resulting from either improvements or, legislative restrictions on the laws.

Charter Leaders Dismiss AFT Report (2002)

July 16, 2002. Leaders of six national education organizations dismissed a new American Federation of Teachers (AFT) report for tired and dated misrepresentation of charter school performance.

Charter Proposal Promises Innovation and Accountability (2007)

February 16, 2007.  Georgia legislators will have an opportunity in the coming days to approve a proposal introduced by Rep. Ed Setzler (R-Acworth) that permits more quality public school options for children.

Charter Report Flawed; California Research Group Offers Baseless Criticism (2003)

April 7, 2003.  A report released by Policy Analysis for California Education  (PACE) offers a distorted view of charter schools. The report takes a narrow look at national statistical data on money, race and teacher credentials and uses it to argue that charters may reinforce the achievement gap.

Charter School Association Comments on REACH Charter School Closing (2000)

April 20, 2000.   The New Jersey Charter Public Schools Association today welcomed Commissioner of Education David Hespe’s decision to revoke the charter of the REACH Charter High School in Egg Harbor Township, but the charter group noted the loss to the children.

Charter School Closures: An Indictment of the System, or an Indicator that the System Works? (1999)

February 19, 1999. The Center for Education Reform provides detailed examples of charter school closures to date and gives supporting information on the viability of accountability of these schools in Charter Schools: A Progress Report II: The Closures.

Charter School Financing: A Conundrum (2000)

August 9, 2000. CER offers solutions for affording charter schools capital and operational financial equity in its latest action paper, Solving the Charter School Financing Conundrum.

Charter School Success Rates Extremely High (2002)

October 15, 2002. A new report released today by the Center for Education Reform (CER) details the continued success of charter schools with a focus on accountability as the key difference between charter schools and their district counterparts.

Charter Schools and Education Reform in Michigan (1993)

November 15, 1993.  On Wednesday, November 17, Governor John Engler will release Michigan’s education report card. For both suburbs and cities, the prognosis doesn’t look good.

Charter Schools Increase 11% Nationwide (2007)

May 10, 2007.  The number of charter schools nationwide grew by 11 percent in 2006, serving a student body that is on average 53 percent minority and 54 percent low-income, according to CER’s 2007 Annual Survey of America’s Charter Schools.

Charter Schools Make Strong Showing on America’s Best High Schools List (2007)

December 5, 2007. Despite making up only two percent of the nation’s public schools, charter schools made a statistically impressive showing on U.S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best High Schools, on newsstands this week.

Charter Schools Number Nearly 4,000 Nationwide (2006)

September 19, 2006. Nearly 4,000 charter schools opened for the 2006-07 school year in 40 states and the District of Columbia, an 11 percent increase from the 3,600 schools open in 2005-06, according to the Center for Education Reform (CER).

Charter Schools Overcome Obstacles to Create Ripple of Success (2007)

February 22, 2007. The report from CER’s Charter Schools Today program, Stories of Inspiration, Struggle and Success, is a detailed compendium of more than 100 stories and contact information for all highlighted schools.

Charter Schools Produce Strong Student Achievement (2004)

August 17, 2004. Charter schools are helping thousands of low-income and challenged students across the country succeed, despite headlines that appeared in newspapers across the country this morning.

Charter Schools Prove Positive Impact on Home Districts 1999

July 22, 1999. Charter schools improve public education, concludes research in CER’s latest progress report on charter schools.  More examples of the ripple effect charter schools have can be found in the report, Charter Schools: A Progress Report Part III: The Ripple Effect – A Cresting Wave.

Charter Schools Serve More Poor Children Than District Schools; Accountability Backed by Closures Data (2006)

February 27, 2006. CER’s latest charter schools survey finds that charter schools continue to serve students under-served by the conventional public schools system: at-risk students, minority students, and low-income students. Released in tandem is the only comprehensive data available on the nation’s more than 400 closed charter schools.

Charter Schools Succeed Where Others Fail: Serve More At-Risk and Minority Students, and Boost Achievement (2006)

March 16, 2006. Charter schools are serving considerably more “at-risk” children and doing so with $2,000 less per pupil than conventional public schools, according to a recent report by the Center for Education Reform.  

Charter Schools’ Records Speak For Themselves (2003)

November 14, 2003. The Center for Education Reform released “A Record of Success”, the latest chapter of Charter Schools Today: Changing the Face of American Education, which documents charter school success in 24 states that offer data.

Charter Survey Reveals Charters Accountable and Serve Parents: Findings Counter Critics Claims (2001)

May 2, 2001.  CER’s Survey of Charter Schools, 2000-2001, released today, reveals that charter schools are held accountable for academic achievement, that they serve diverse populations, and that they use diverse, but demanding curricula.

Choice Gains New “Convert”; DC School Choice Proposal Resurfaces (1997)

May 30, 1997.  An article appeared in The Washington Post today, adding to the chorus of traditionally mainstream or left-leaning journalists and newspapers that have conceded school choice should be an alternative for the less-fortunate.

Closer Look at SAT and ACT Results Reveal Concern; Private School Scores Play A Role

September 1, 2005.  The latest results from both the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) indicate that the nation’s high schoolers still lag in student achievement. This disconnect between student preparation, core knowledge, and the needs of employers remains unaddressed.

CNN’s Newsstand Features CER’s Jeanne Allen 1999

The President of the Center for Education Reform appears on Newsstand show that focuses on business’ growing interest in improving educational opportunities and accountability.

Congress Joins Nationwide Salute to Charter Schools (2000)

April 25, 2000. The following congressional leaders are announced as honorary co-chairs of National Charter Schools Week: Judd Gregg, Joseph Lieberman, Peter Hoekstra, and Tim Roemer.

Congress Looks At Charter Schools (2000)

May 2, 2000. Capping off National Charter Schools Week, a Congressional delegation will arrive via school bus to tour two Washington, D.C. charter schools.

Congress Passes Pathbreaking Education Bill; New Options for DC Schoolchildren (2004)

January 22, 2004.  With only sixteen percent of DC school children reading and able to do arithmetic at levels expected for their grade, Congress has created more opportunities for children to get a better education by passing the its annual appropriations bill for the District of Columbia.

Congressional Co-Chairs For Salute to Charter Schools Announced (2003)

April 18, 2003.  The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced today that eight Congressional leaders have agreed to serve as honorary-co-chairs of the Congressional Salute to Charter Schools in conjunction with the fourth annual National Charter Schools Week.

Congressional Leaders to Head Nationwide Salute to Charter Schools (2002)

February 14, 2002. The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced today that seven Congressional leaders have, to date, agreed to serve as honorary co-chairs of the Congressional Salute to Charter Schools in conjunction with the third annual National Charter Schools Week.

Congressional Leaders To Spearhead Nationwide Salute To Charter Schools (2001)

March 27, 2001. Members of Congress will again join in the nationwide celebration of charter school on the occasion of the second annual National Charter Schools Week, to be celebrated this year from April 30-May 4, 2001.

Cyber Charter Schools: The 21st Century School House – Joining of Internet and Charter Schools Leading the Way (2002)

January 11, 2002. Both charter schools and the internet have produced new and innovative methods for teaching children.  The Center for Education Reform examines the controversy of the converging of the two in “Beyond Brick and Mortar: Cyber Charters Revolutionizing Education.”

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DC Charters to Open Their Doors to Congressional Delegation (2001)

April 27, 2001.  On Tuesday, May 1st, members of Congress and their staffs will board a school bus to tour two District of Columbia charters, Cesar Chavez and Community Academy, to highlight the unique and lasting contributions of charter schools on the national education scene during National Charter Schools Week.

DC Opportunity Scholarship 1997

Members of Congress Offer “A Capitol Choice” for DC Children: House and Senate Members Collaborate Efforts on New Scholarship Bill

Decade of Research Proves Recent Data Falls Short of Gauging True Charter Success (2004)

August 12, 2004. Recent National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, results single out charter schools for the first time, but results fail to take into account that many students enter charter schools two to three grade levels behind.

Dismantling Philadelphia Reforms? Statement by CER President Jeanne Allen (2003)

May 28, 2003. Last year, the Pennsylvania district contracted with several management groups to revitalize Philadelphia’s poorest performing schools. Less than a year later, newly employed schools chief Paul Vallas wants to change the terms of the deal, threatening to scuttle reforms and further destabilize the schools.

Dwight Evans Honored at CER 5th Anniversary 1998

October 27, 1998. The Center for Education Reform honors Pennsylvania State Representative Dwight Evans as one of six distinguished heroes in education reform at its 5th Anniversary Celebration and Salute to the Nation’s Unsung Heroes.

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Education Entrepreneurs: Giving Our Kids a Fighting Chance 1998

The Center for Education Reform unveils first in a series on contracting and private partnerships in public schools.

Education Leaders Council Releases Standards Primer 1996

The Education Leaders Council Primer is “intended to assist states in setting rigorous academic standards and to demystify a process that has become unnecessarily complex.”

Education Leaders Craft Fresh Vision for Education Reform 1995

Meeting in tandem with the National Governors’ Association, senior education officials from six states agreed to forge a new alliance that will lead American education towards renewal.

Education Programs Constitutional; Growth Steady (2007)

July 26, 2007. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on integration, charter schools are permissible, voluntary integration options that have demonstrated steady growth particularly among minority students.

Education Reform Makes Better Students; Achievement Gains Notable Where Choices Prevail (2005)

May 26, 2005. The power of education reform – from charter schools in the West to higher standards and more in the East – is yielding achievement results for children across the nation.

Education Reform Will Continue in New Political Climate (2006)

November 14, 2006.  While last week’s elections changed the political landscape in Congress, early analysis from the Center for Education Reform (CER) reveals that broad support for important education reforms will continue.

Education Reform: The Hottest New Topic In the News (1998)

November 11, 1998.  From the Supreme Court to the elections, education reform is everywhere. CER proves to be major resource for media, playing a role in coverage even when not directly cited.

Education Reformers Establish Plan To Get Children of Hurricane Katrina Survivors Back in School (2005)

September 6, 2005. The Center for Education Reform (CER) and National Council of Education Providers (NCEP) presented a plan of action to the United States Department of Education last week to provide immediate education assistance for the child survivors of hurricane Katrina to get them back in schools.

Excellence in Journalism Award Winners 1998

Journalists who provided clear, comprehensive and objective coverage of education reform issues in 1997 are awarded by The Center for Education Reform.

Expanded School Choice for D.C. Children Closer After House Vote (2003)

September 6, 2003. Davis Amendment passes in close vote with bipartisan support.

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Filing for Parent Choice: Support for the Cleveland Scholarship Program (2001)

May 24, 2001. A statement by CER President Jeanne Allen on the filing of a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Cleveland Scholarship Program. The brief was filed by the Institute for Justice on behalf of 5 Cleveland families who participate in the program.

Five Things the GAO Forgot To Ask (2007)

November 2, 2007. Today the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report critical of the Washington D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) – not surprising given the agency’s historic tendency to support the status quo

Florida Senate Improves Opportunities For Charter Schools (2006)

May 4, 2006. The Florida Senate passed a bill today creating a new public authorizer for charter schools in the state, the Florida Schools of Excellence Commission.

Florida Supreme Court Decision on Scholarships Flawed (2006)

January 5, 2006. The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday declared that the state’s school choice program violates the constitution’s requirement of a uniform system of free public schools, a move being viewed by many as both political and divisive.

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GAO Report on Privately Managed Schools is Limited in Scope and Findings (2003)

November 5, 2003. CER reveals problems with a report recently released by the General Accounting Office titled “Comparison of Achievement Results for Students Attending Privately Managed and Traditional Schools in Six Cities.”

Getting ‘Riting Wrong: A Statement on National Writing Assessment Results (1999)

Sadly, American students are still performing below expected levels in writing achievement according to results on NAEP writing tests, otherwise known as the Nation’s Report Card.

Grassroots Action Center Will Connect More People With Policymakers on Education Reform (2003)

April 1, 2003.  To facilitate more grassroots-level communication with policymakers at the local, state and national levels, CER today announced a new internet-based initiative to give people more direct access to their elected officials on matters related to education reform initiatives proposed at any given time.

Growth in Charter Schools Reflects Increasing Demands for Choices (2002)

September 17, 2002. Marking an increase of approximately 14 percent this year (393 schools), there are now about 2,700 charter schools operating in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

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Harvard Charter Study Misleads: Demographic Comparisons and Conclusions Miss the Mark (2003)

July 11, 2003. Another misleading report has been issued concerning charter schools, this one from the Harvard University Civil Rights Project.

Historic Charter Funding Decision in Maryland (2005)

May 9, 2005.  In a major victory for the state’s approved charter schools, the State Board of Education ruled in favor of equal per pupil funding, stating that school systems must provide as much money to charter operators for children enrolled in charter schools as they spend on conventional public school students.

Historic Victory for School Choice and Children (2002)

June 27, 2002. A statement by CER President Jeanne Allen on the Supreme Court ruling supporting school choice for children in Cleveland, Ohio via the Cleveland Scholarship Program, or vouchers. “There is no longer any Constitutional cloud over whether or not policymakers can establish educational programs that allow parents to choose the school that best […]

Hope in the Nation’s Charter Schools (2004)

December 15, 2004.  Commentary on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2003 Charter School Pilot Study

Howard Fuller Honored at CER 5th Anniversary 1998

The Center for Education Reform honors Howard Fuller as one of six distinguished heros in education reform at its 5th Anniversary Gala Celebration.

Hudson Institute Awarded Pew Grant to Study Charter Schools 1995

The Pew Charitable Trusts have awarded a two-year grant to Hudson Institute’s Educational Excellence Network to examine the implementation of charter schools in seven states.

Hurrah for Alexandria! Who Says Standards Don’t Work? 1999

Alexandria, Virginia district announces Standards Of Learning (SOL) test results, showing increases from 3% to 18% in just one year.

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Important Court Decisions Rendered This Week (2000)

June 30, 2000.  The U.S. Supreme Court rules private school students are indeed entitled to the benefits of the federal Chapter 2 program, and New Jersey Supreme Court rules charter schools are constitutional.

Indiana Scores Charter Victory With New Law (2001)

April 19, 2001.  Indiana lawmakers delivered a strong charter school law on Wednesday, culminating the end of a seven-year effort led primarily by State Senator Teresa Lubbers and a coalition of leading business, foundations, and citizens.

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Jeanne Allen Availability Regarding DC Voucher Proposal 1995

Jeanne Allen, President of The Center for Education Reform and author of The School Reform Handbook, is available for interviews and background on D.C. voucher proposal under consideration in the House.

Jeanne Allen on The Merrow Report – Charter Schools: Hope or Hype? 1999

CER President Jeanne Allen participates in a live webcast of The Merrow Report focusing on charter schools on April 14, 1999.

Jeanne Allen Reacts to NEA President’s Comments on School Choice 2000

National Education Association President Bob Chase and other advocates of the status quo are mistaken if they believe education reformers are about to fold up their tents and go home, says CER President Jeanne Allen.

Jeanne Allen Statement Regarding Viability of Maryland Charter School Bill (2003)

March 25, 2003.  As of today, both houses of the Maryland General Assembly have approved legislation that would give Maryland a charter school law, but unfortunately, would prevent any significant number of real quality choices in education being offered to children or to teachers seeking new opportunities.

Jeanne Allen to Appear on 700 Club 1995

On June 2, 1995, President of The Center for Education Reform and author of School Reform Handbook: How to Improve Your Schools appears on the television program 700 Club to discuss her book and school choice.

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Kauffman Study Debunks Charter Real Estate Risk (2005)

July 26, 2005. A new study conducted by researchers at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation aims to debunk the widespread belief among landlords and real estate lenders that charter schools are risky investments.

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Latest Charter School Laws Scorecard Released (2003)

January 14, 2003.  The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released its semi-annual ranking and profile of the Nation’s 40 charter school laws, which will be useful to new policy makers seeking to enact or modify laws.

Laura Friedman Honored at CER 5th Anniversary 1998

Laura Friedman, volunteer Director of the Missouri Charter Schools Information Center, is honored for her role in advancing better educational opportunities for all children at CER’s 5th Anniversary Celebration.

Leaders Forum Showcases Local Reform Efforts (2001)

March 23, 2001. . The Center for Education Reform’s Third Annual Leaders Forum, Lessons from the Front: Grassroots Spring into Action will uniquely highlight the reform efforts of nine local grassroots leaders.

Leaders Forum: Lessons from the Front Triumphs 1999

A forum held on July 15, 1999 about developments in the education reform landscape from innovators who have bucked the comfort and popularity of the status quo to bring about fundamental change to education.

Leading New York Democrat Calls For More Charter Schools (2007)

January 3, 2007. New York’s new Governor, Eliot Spitzer, embraced charter schools in his State of the State address today, saying, “We must raise the charter school cap.”

Leah Vukmir Honored at CER 5th Anniversary 1998

The Center for Education Reform honors Leah Vukmir as one of six distinguished heroes in education reform at CER’s 5th Anniversary Celebration.

Legislation In Georgia Introduced To Create More, Higher Quality Charter Schools (2007)

April 25, 2007. In the waning moments of this year’s legislative session, a bill to create an independent commission that would authorize charter schools was introduced.

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Margaret Spellings’ Confirmation Promises Continued Progress For Education Reform (2005)

January 25, 2005. The confirmation of this seasoned leader as a U.S. Secretary of Education signals a continued commitment to sound education policy that unites freedom and accountability in American education, says CER President Jeanne Allen.

Maryland Court Rules Funding Must Follow Students (2007)

Statement on Decision by Maryland Superior Court Regarding Charter Schools

Maryland Sends Message to Counties: No More Stalling on Charter Schools (2004)

August 10, 2004.  Maryland charters got a boost late last week when the State Board of Education ruled that the Prince George’s County school board failed to comply with the letter of the law when they delayed consideration of a charter application for the Potomac Charter School.

Members of Congress Offer “A Capitol Choice” for D.C. Children (1997)

June 4, 1997. Members of the US House and Senate will together announce the introduction of a bill offering the children of the District of Columbia the right to make a choice in their own education and an investment in their future.

Michigan Commission Does Hatchet-Job On Charter Schools (2002)

April 11, 2002.  A review of Michigan charter schools by a politically-appointed body charged with conducting a “complete and objective review of all aspects” of charter schools in Michigan offers misleading and inconsistent conclusions, observers say.

Mike McKeown & Paul Clopton Honored at CER 5th Anniversary 1998

Mike McKeown and Paul Clopton of Mathematically Correct honored during The Center for Education Reform’s 5th Anniversary Celebration and Salute to the Nation’s Unsung Education Reform Heroes.

Missouri Charter Law Is Sound Policy (1999)

December 7, 1999. Arguing that Missouri children have the right to seek alternatives to failing schools, the Center For Education Reform (CER) and seven Kansas City charter schools have filed an amicus curiae brief to help the court understand the issue at stake.

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NAEP Math Results: The Gap Persists (2001)

August 2, 2001. The release of the 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) math test results reveal that while aggregate national scores continue to rise, the racial achievement gap remains unchanged.

NAEP Math Standards Weak: Testimony Shows That U.S. Expects Less of Its Students (2001)

September 24, 2001. While the education establishment congratulates itself on its NAEP math test, it fails to see one thing — it’s one of the easiest tests in the world.

Nation’s Foremost Education Reformers Recognized for Contributions at CER’s 10th Anniversary Celebration (2003)

October 29, 2003. The Center for Education Reform honors local, state, and national leaders and organizations at a gala dinner celebrating CER’s 10th Anniversary.

Nation’s Report Card: Policies Have Impact (2007)

September 25, 2007. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) snapshot of student achievement tells us students are learning more, but, at proficiency  levels still well below 50 percent, it’s not nearly enough.

National Charter School Directory 1997-1998

March 11, 1998. The Center for Education Reform announces the release of the 1997-1998 National Charter School Directory, the nation’s only comprehensive listing of America’s charter schools.

National Charter Schools Week: National and Local Activities (2003)

April 24, 2003.  A list of events being held April 28-May 2 to celebrate charter schools and their successes and contributions to children, families, and communities.

National Council for Private School Accreditation Holds First Official Meeting (1994)

May 3, 1994.  Thomas Read Joins National Council for Private School Accreditation; NCPSA Holds First Official Meeting, Starts Review Process.

National Group Ranks Charter School Laws (2000)

April 28, 2000. Nineteen states get high marks on CER’s Charter School Laws Across the States report, an annual grading of state charter school laws.  

National Leaders Applaud Washington State Charter School Action (2004)

March 11, 2004. After years in the making, the Washington State legislature adopts the nation’s 42nd charter school law.  The law contains provisions that allow schools to be set up and perform with minimal intrusion, but its ultimate strength remains to be evaluated.

National Leaders Urge Obama to Address Education Crisis (2009)

Today the Center for Education Reform is distributing to every federal and state lawmaker in the country a monograph of recommendations that the national group is confident can help guide government leaders to improve our nation’s schools. It is called Mandate for Change.

National Model or Temporary Opportunity? The Oakland Education Reform Story (2007)

September 27, 2007. A new CER report finds that successful and meaningful education reform comes only when strong leadership, structural reforms grounded in law, and long-term commitment combine to result in measurable student achievement.

National Study Tracks Charter Growth, Accountability (2007)

September 18, 2007. In the 2007-2008 school year, 347 new charter schools opened in 40 states and DC – an increase of eight percent over the previous year.

New Charter Reports Confirm Ripple, Underscore Accountability (2001)

June 14, 2001. The progress and positive impact charter schools have on children and traditional public school districts was demonstrated in two new studies released by the U.S. Department of Education.

New Data Makes Case for Charter Schools (2001)

September 21, 2001. CER releases data documenting the positive effects of charter schools on students, parents, and communities. Both “What The Research Reveals about Charter Schools” and Survey of Charter Schools, 2000-2001 contain this evidence.

New Information About Charter Schools Released Showing Only 4% Failure Rate (2001)

January 16, 2001. The Center for Education Reform today announced the release of new information documenting the success and accountability of the charter school movement in its report Charter Schools Today: Changing the Face of American Education.

New Partnership to Help Parents Understand Educational Choices (2003)

November 18, 2003. The Center for Education Reform (CER) will lead a multi-state partnership with its award of a federal grant focused on informing and assisting parents to understand their rights under No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The Parent Information Resource Center grant of $1.8 million over two years will support outreach to more than […]

New Report From CER Finds Charter Schools Have Positive Impact on Nation’s Schools (2000)

February 11, 2000. CER’s release of Charter Schools Today coincides with the release of the U.S. Department of Education’s 4th Annual Report on Charter Schools, and has similar findings.

New Report on Charter Schools Offers Best Evidence to Date On Positive Impact (2004)

May 5, 2004. CER’s Charter Schools Today: Changing the Face of American Education: Statistics, Stories and Insights chronicles the impact of charters, compiling four separate reports that deal with different aspects of charter operations in the United States.

New Study Inconclusive At Best– Previous Research Counters Brookings Findings (2002)

September 3, 2002. A Brookings study finds that charter schools score below traditional public schools, but cautions that “with the data at hand, it is impossible to tell whether charter school test scores reflect the quality of education at the schools.”

New Study Shows Benefits Found in Charter Schools, Voucher Programs (2001)

December 7, 2001. A study confirming that school choice programs serve populations on par with traditional public schools, and produce positive or neutral achievement benefits was released today by the RAND Corporation.

New Survey Reveals Information Gap: Polling Experts Find Survey Questions Misleading, Unrepresentative (2005)

August 23, 2005.  The public displays an enormous “information gap” on various education reform efforts, a conclusion that is borne out by the results of an annual survey conducted by Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) in conjunction with the Gallup Organization.

New Survey Reveals Public Information Gap on Charter Schools 2005

May 2, 2005. Public awareness is not keeping pace with the nation’s charter school growth, according to a new national survey that reveals most Americans know very little about public charter schools.

New York Times Editorial Uses Faulty Data To Slam Charter Schools (2006)

May 10, 2006. The New York Times in an Editorial today erroneously reported on the results of a 2005 study that has been widely discredited by the academic community and valid achievement data.

New York’s Charter School Law Makes Top Ten 1999

The Empire State’s charter school law has been rated as one of the top ten strongest of the nation’s charter school laws according to The Center for Education Reform’s annual rankings.

Nine Years of Research Confirms Charter Schools’ Success (2003)

September 17, 2003. The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released the third edition of its report What the Research Reveals About Charter Schools, a summary of studies, dating back to 1995, that assess the impact of charter schools on students, teachers and communities.

No Free Lunch – Study Wrongly Discredits Charter Success (2006)

August 21, 2006. An education research study scheduled for release tomorrow relies on bad data about students attending charter schools, according to the Center for Education Reform (CER).

Number of Charter Schools Operating Up Ten Percent (2004)

February 11, 2004. Among the key findings from the 2004 Annual Survey of America’s Charter Schools, charter schools are serving a disproportionately high numbers of low-income, at risk and minority students.

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October 13th Salute to Major Business LEaders, Lawmakers, and National Heroes (2006)

October 13, 2006. In celebration of 13 years of successful education reform, The Center for Education Reform will honor individuals for their bold and daring efforts to challenge the traditional education community.

Ohio Attorney General Takes Orders From Teachers’ Union (2007)

October 3, 2007. Attorney General Mark Dann’s attack against three low-performing charter schools in impoverished neighborhoods was actually a crafty deal between Dann and Ohio’s largest teachers’ union according to press reports.

Ohio Choice Programs Stalled (1999)

August 24, 1999. In a move destined to hurt children who for two years have had the chance of a lifetime to attend a school of their choice, voucher opponents were granted an injunction against the Cleveland Scholarship program, which would have served 3,800 of Cleveland’s poorest children beginning next week.

Oklahoma Ushers in Nation’s 37th Charter School Law (1999)

May 28, 1999. Oklahoma passes a bi-partisan measure in the waning hours of the 1999 Legislative session, joining Oregon as a new charter state this year.

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P.J. O’Neil and Lara Stead Join CER (1998)

July 10, 1998.  The Center for Education Reform (CER) is pleased to announce that it has added P.J. O’Neil, as Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs, and Lara Stead, as Outreach Coordinator, to its rapidly growing staff.

Pathbreaking School Choice Enacted in Two States

•••Media Alert••• (6/29/95)  Ohio and Wisconsin will be the sites of school choice programs this fall, providing opportunities to low-income children to attend the public, private or religious school of their choosing.  In Ohio, Governor George Voinovich is expected to sign into law legislation that authorizes the creation of a full school choice program for […]

PDK/Gallup Poll: Flawed Look at Education Attitudes (2007)

August 29, 2007. The annual Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) and Gallup Organization’s education poll was released today, offering a limited and distorted view of the public’s attitudes toward most education issues.

Pennsylvania Charter Legislation Gets Green Light (1997)

June 12, 1997. CER President Jeanne Allen lauds charter school legislation as a “successful start.”

Pennsylvania Reform Package Imperative to Improving Schools 1995

CER says Governor Ridge’s comprehensive education reform legislation is “a necessary and vital blueprint for change in the effort to improve the quality of education in Pennsylvania.”

Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Annual Education Poll: School Choice Again Falls Victim (2004)

August 24, 2004.  A poll released today by Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup on America’s views on education is the latest in the organization’s annual tradition of using misleading questions to skew the public’s view of school choice.

Philadelphia’s Multiple Provider Model Makes Progress (2007)

January 30, 2007. After five years of changes to the Pennsylvania city’s school system, educational progress is on the rise in a meaningful way. This is the conclusion of CER’s report, “The Philadelphia Story of 2007: Educational Progress in the City of Brotherly Love”.

Poll Finds 63% of Americans Favor School Choice (2002)

August 20, 2002. Public support for school choice – often referred to as vouchers or scholarships – remains high, with the strongest support found among African Americans, according to a new Center for Education Reform survey conducted by Zogby International Polling.

President Advocates For School Choice in the Nation’s Capital (2003)

July 1, 2003.  Amidst banners calling for “More Choices for Parents,” President Bush today announced that he will request from Congress support for a $75 million choice incentive fund to fuel private school choice and help determine if it will make a difference.

Press Release From the New Jersey Charter Public SChool Association (2000)

April 20, 2000. The NJ Charter School Association comments on REACH Charter High School closing.

Public Private Partnerships: A Consumer’s Guide (2002)

March 12, 2002. Public-private partnerships are at an all time high, and parents and others often have difficulty making decisions without concrete information to guide them. CER has responded to this challenge by providing a catalog of the major companies operating public schools in, “Public-Private Partnerships: A Consumer’s Guide.”

Public School Teachers More Likely to Send Their Children to Private Schools 1995

Report analyzing 1990 census data reveals public school teachers are more than twice as likely to send their kids to private schools.

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Ranking of Charter School Legislation Released (1998)

December 2, 1998.  California jumps into the top ten, Mississippi is still the weakest in the nation, and four new states join the charter ranks in CER’s third annual ranking and evaluation of the nation’s charter school laws.

Regarding President Bush’s Remarks on Hurricane Katrina Recovery Efforts (2005)

September 15, 2005. “Taking into account all educational opportunities currently available, and harnessing the energy and commitment of both the private and public sectors is critical to serving families and children to the best of our collective abilities,” notes CER President Jeanne Allen.

Rochester PTA Uses Children to Advance Political Agenda (1999)

September 9, 1999. CER’s alert -and subsequent coverage by the National Review- of the troubling campaign tactics used by opponents of vouchers. The mother of a student at North Hill Elementary in Rochester, Michigan sent CER the following leaflet which was in poor taste and lacked facts.

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School Choice Exposed: Common Myths Dispelled (2000)

September 27, 2000.  The Center for Education Reform has released an updated version of Nine Lies About School Choice: Answering the Critics refuting the rhetoric of choice opponents with facts about the reality of improving educational opportunity for all children.

School Reform Handbook Immediate Success 1995

CER’s School Reform Handbook, subtitled How to Improve Your Schools, quickly becomes an indispensable road map for frustrated parents and grass roots activists nationwide.

Solutions To The Charter School Funding Gap (2005)

August 30, 2005. CER’s new report released today identifies the major causes of under-funded charter schools, encoded in current charter and school funding law, and provides substantive solutions to bring about funding equity.

South Carolina Amendment Draws Praise From CER (2006)

February 13, 2006. The Center for Education Reform (CER) congratulated the South Carolina House of Representatives for amending the Charter Schools Bill (H3010) to protect existing charter schools from potentially harmful funding inequities.

South Carolina Gets a C for Education Law (2006)

May 5, 2006. Despite passage of a bill creating a new statewide charter authorizer, South Carolina’s law improves little.

South Carolina Senate Advances New Regulatory Agency For Charter Schools (2006)

A bill intended to create a new entity for approving charters schools but which actually creates a new state regulatory agency passed the full State Senate last week.

State Education Officials to Discuss Reform Options 1995

Education officials from at least five states will hold a private meeting at the National Governors’ Conference to discuss what options are available to them in achieving certain education reform measures.

Statement by CER President Jeanne Allen on Confirmation of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (2005)

September 29, 2005. As the nation’s leading education reform authority, CER helps translate ideas into action and much of that action over time has had legal implications that have reached the High Court.

Statement by The Bradley Foundation on Wisconsin Supreme Court Ruling Milwaukee Choice Program Constitutional (1997)

Echoing the ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court making clear the constitutionality of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the Bradley Foundation made a statement explaining the gravity and importance of the program to so many families and schoolchildren in need.

Statement on the Selection of the U.S. Secretary of Education (2000)

December 29, 2000.  On the appointment by President-elect George W. Bush of Houston Independent School District Superintendent Rod Paige to be Secretary of Education we offer our support and assistance in bringing about much needed change and reform to America’s schools.

Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Cleveland Scholarship Program (1999)

November 5, 1999. More than 700 Cleveland families have been given a new opportunity to participate in the Cleveland Scholarship program.

Strong State Charter School Laws Increase Student Achievement (2004)

February 11, 2004. The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released the most compelling information available to date linking student achievement to the strength of state charter school laws.

Studies Prove That Charter Schools Are Working (2000)

CER examines 53 charter school studies in an analysis titled “What the Research Reveals about Charter Schools”.

Study Reveals Problems In Measuring Charter School Achievement (2006)

May 31, 2006. “This report reinforces what the experts have been saying for years,” says CER President Jeanne Allen. “You can’t take an apples to oranges comparison and extrapolate it across every charter school in America and say this group is outperforming that one.”

Supreme Court Urged to Consider Case Fortifying Families’ Rights to Educational Options (2003)

April 18, 2003. The Center for Education Reform has joined an amicus (friend of the Court) brief submitted to the US Supreme Court by the Institute for Justice (IJ) concerning educational options.

Supreme Court Urged to Consider Cleveland Case (2001)

June 26, 2001. The Center for Education Reform (CER) has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court calling on the high court to review the decision of the Sixth Circuit Court in the Cleveland school choice case of Simmons-Harris v. Zelman, et. al.

Survey Shows Charter Success: More Time, More Innovation (2002)

October 29, 2002. Not only are the nation’s charter schools successfully educating children under-served by traditional public schools, but they are providing more instructional time, innovative curricula, and doing it cost-effectively.

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Taxpayers Demand Reforms in Education 1995

Texans rally to show support for education reform bill around the same time NAEP data slated to be released.

Teacher Quality and Quantity Go Hand in Hand (2000)

April 15, 2000.  A statement from Jeanne Allen, President of The Center for Education Reform, on President Clinton’s Remarks to the Education Writers Association.

Testing Questions?: CER Releases The New Generation of Standardized Testing (2000)

October 17, 2000.  For the first time, pass rates for the 19 states that have implemented comprehensive testing aligned to state standards have been compiled in one place in a new paper issued by the Center for Education Reform.

Texas Schools That Serve Hispanic, African American Students 1999

Texas children aren’t being adequately educated, yet there are some models of public education that are serving students well.

Textbook Adoption Needs Second Look (2001)

Flawed statewide textbook adoption processes are weakening the quality and accuracy of K-12 textbooks, and hurting the education American children are receiving.

The Center for Education Reform releases Education Reform 2004: A Voter’s Guide

November, 2004. The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released Education Reform 2004: A Voter’s Guide, providing the public – and especially parents – with the background they need to make informed decisions that will shape their child’s education.

The Center For Education Reform Releases Voter’s Guide (2006)

October 24, 2006. The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released Education Reform 2006: A Voter’s Guide, providing the public – and especially parents – with the background they need to make informed decisions that will shape their child’s education.

The Final Ten: Charter School Movement Primes for Education Superbowl (2007)

Like the teams facing off in this Sunday’s Super Bowl, advocates of education reform have struggled to overcome their opponents and other setbacks to reach their goal: winning passage of charter school laws in the Final Ten States without them.

The Future of School Choice: Public Tries It and Likes It (2000)

November 15, 2000. National Education Association President Bob Chase and other advocates of the status quo in education are simply mistaken if they believe education reformers are about to fold up their tents and go home and give up on school choice and vouchers, says CER President Jeanne Allen.

The Learning Gap Widens: Reading Results from the Nation’s Report Card (2001)

April 6, 2001. The 2000 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 4th grade reading results are yet another argument for dramatic education reforms in the United States.

The National PTA: Not Your Mother’s Parent Group (2001)

June 19, 2001. Over the years, the PTA has increasingly become a group targeted to endorse school policy, rather than an outlet for school improvement and parent demands. CER poses questions to help parents, media, and policy makers decide exactly how the PTA contributes to improving our nation’s schools.

Three New Action Papers Unveiled by CER 1998

A Nationwide Guide to Private Scholarships; Student Achievement Data; and Facts on School Spending Addressed

Twenty Ways to Evaluate the Activity of School Board Members (2000)

March 30, 2000. As the National School Boards Association convenes in Orlando, Florida, CER provides specific questions to help determine whether school board leaders are doing what they say, and saying what they mean when it comes to improving education.

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U.S. Supreme Court Proceedings in the Cleveland School Choice Case: Highlights & Insights (2002)

February 20, 2002. Pundits and observers reported in recent days that the issue of religion would be the key in Wednesday’s arguments over school choice before the U.S. Supreme Court.  However, the issue that most consumed the Justices in the oral arguments for and against the Cleveland school choice program was education.

UCLA Charter School Study Called an Embarassment (1998)

December 2, 1998. Beyond the Rhetoric of Charter School Reform: A Study of Ten California School Districts draws conclusions that are without merit, says CER and other education reform scholars.

Union Study Latest Attack in Long-Time Battle Against Charter Schools (2005)

March 30, 2005. Charter school leaders across the country are dismissing a report to be released this week by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) regarding charter school achievement.

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Visit A Charter School Today! National Campaign for Charter Schools Kicks Off (2000)

May 1, 2000.  Charter Schools and their impact on the American educational scene will be celebrated May 1-5, 2000 in communities around the nation and is being sponsored by about 50 local and state groups in cooperation with the Charter Friends Network.  

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What Choice Do You Have? (1999)

July 28, 1999. CER provides the answer and explores education choice programs in its latest paper, Choice Today.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Milwaukee School Choice Constitutional (June 1998)

Choice IS constitutional, says the Wisconsin Supreme Court today, in a decision that is expected to draw national attention once again to the program “that made Milwaukee famous.” First instituted in 1991 for 1,000 children in non-sectarian schools it was upheld by the courts shortly thereafter.

Wyomingites Want Fundamental Change in State’s Charter School Law

New opinion studies released February 14, 2008 show overwhelming public support for expanded public education options.