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Mar 22, 2017, 06:00 ET The Center for Education Reform Releases the 17th Edition of its National Charter School Law Rankings & Scorecard

The Center for Education Reform (CER) today released its annual ranking of charter school laws for the states and the District of Columbia, giving...


Mar 16, 2017, 18:31 ET Center for Education Reform Calls Budget Proposal "A Hopeful Sign for Student-Centered Education"

The Center for Education Reform today described the Trump administration's proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education as a "more...


Jan 09, 2017, 14:40 ET Union attack on DeVos "outrageous and contradictory," CER's Jeanne Allen says

Today's attack on Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos by the president of the American Federation of Teachers was a "partisan rant by the...


Jan 22, 2013, 09:00 ET National Report Card for Parents Released

Top Ten States on Parent Power Index© provide roadmap for lawmakers  The nation's "Top Ten" states that provide more expansive...


Jan 16, 2013, 13:16 ET Annual Charter School Law Report Card Issued

Most states only making satisfactory progress. Strong laws in 13 states. With fewer than half of the U.S.'s state charter school laws...


Nov 07, 2012, 10:06 ET The Center for Education Reform Congratulates President Obama on His Reelection

Encourages President to Refocus Education Efforts  The leadership of The Center for Education Reform, the nation's leading voice for...


Sep 17, 2012, 12:35 ET Movie Inspires Parent Power Index©

Real Parents Deserve a Hollywood Ending  Many parents seeing the upcoming movie Won't Back Down will no doubt leave the theater...


Sep 12, 2012, 13:56 ET Educationfifty.com Educates Public About Candidate Reform Positions

The Center for Education Reform's (CER) campaign to Take America Back to School on Education Reform continues with a web-based guide to candidate...


Sep 06, 2012, 11:57 ET Field Guide to Education Reform Informs Media, Voters

New Tool Helps Educate Public  This week the Center for Education Reform released "The Field Guide to Education Reform: How to Spot a...


May 23, 2012, 13:33 ET Center for Education Reform Applauds Presidential Candidates for Finally Focusing on Education

This week both presidential candidates turned their attention to education, signaling a new focus on education reform as a campaign issue. ...


Apr 02, 2012, 00:01 ET US Scores 2.1 GPA in Annual Education Analysis

 The wide variations in charter school laws state by state average out to a grade in need of improvement, according to The Essential Guide...


Feb 09, 2012, 12:53 ET Jeanne Allen: NCLB Waivers Putting A Nation at Risk, Again

Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it Jeanne Allen, President of The Center for Education Reform, released the following...


Jan 24, 2012, 21:54 ET Jeanne Allen: Economic Prosperity Starts With a Renewal of Our Education Promise

Bailouts, handouts, and cop-outs continue to define, mar the Obama K-12 agenda Jeanne Allen, President of The Center for Education Reform,...


Dec 21, 2011, 10:30 ET Charter Schools Closure Rate Tops 15 Percent

 Refuting assumptions and statements by opponents and proponents alike about the state of America's charter schools, The Center for Education...


Dec 15, 2011, 14:13 ET Pa. House Breaks Promise, Fails State's Children

Parents miss out on new educational options for children  Last night the Pennsylvania House of Representatives turned back the tide...


Nov 03, 2011, 17:14 ET Speaker Boehner Receives CER EdReformies Award

The Center for Education Reform (CER) President Jeanne Allen this morning officially presented U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner with the...


Nov 01, 2011, 15:19 ET U.S. Gets an ''F'' for Flatline in Nation's Report Card

Barely 40 percent of the nation's 4th- and 8th-grade students are proficient in math and reading, an alarming statistic that would be considered...


Oct 20, 2011, 18:51 ET Distinguished Education Reformers Honored at National Education Reform Celebration

Tonight The Center for Education Reform (CER) celebrated and recognized the extraordinary achievements by eight renowned education leaders by...


Oct 07, 2011, 17:16 ET Awards Gala to Honor News Media, Philanthropists, Business and Education Leaders

The following is being released by Center for Education Reform: WHAT:  The Center for Education Reform will host a Gala Awards celebration in...


Sep 27, 2011, 16:51 ET Former President of Los Angeles Unified School Board to Perform at National Education Celebration

Caprice Young, CEO and President, EnCorps, Inc., former president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board and former head of the California Charter...


Sep 27, 2011, 11:34 ET Pioneering Education Group Launches New Hub for Education Information and Activism

Marking 18 years as the nation's pioneer and leading voice for substantive and structural educational improvement in the United States, the Center...


Sep 14, 2011, 14:02 ET U.S. Students Continue to Stall on SATs

Latest review shows no improvement, widening of achievement gap Jeanne Allen, president of The Center for Education Reform, released the...


Aug 03, 2011, 13:38 ET John Boehner, Katherine Bradley, Kevin Chavous, John Fisher, Steve Klinsky, John Legend, Eva Moskowitz and Brian Williams to Be Honored for Achievements in Education Reform

John Boehner, Katherine Bradley, Kevin Chavous, John Fisher, Steve Klinsky, John Legend, Eva Moskowitz and Brian Williams will be honored with the...


Apr 15, 2011, 18:33 ET Jeanne Allen: Opportunity Knocks Once Again for DC Kids

Congress restores and expands school choice for District's families Jeanne Allen, President of the Center for Education Reform, released the...


Mar 30, 2011, 17:52 ET Congress Goes to Bat for DC Students Most in Need

In a true show of support for families and students in the District of Columbia, the US House of Representatives today voted to restore and expand...