New Orleans Education Leader to Perform at National Education Celebration

Oct 04, 2011, 09:00 ET from The Center for Education Reform

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jonas Chartock, CEO, Leading Educators, former director, Charter Schools Institute of the State University of New York, founder and former CEO, Charter School Policy Institute (CSPI) and Teach for America alum, will join a select group of nationally known education reformers performing at the EdReformies – Rockin' Reform Revue on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at the W Washington, D.C. Hotel, announced today by the Center for Education Reform (CER).

"Jonas is always at the fore of ground-breaking efforts to help bring about substantive change in America's schools. His leadership skills are a valuable asset to the education reform movement. As it turns out, Jonas is a veteran musician, and we're thrilled he's agreed to perform," said Jeanne Allen, president of the Center for Education Reform.

Every few years CER celebrates with a night dedicated to honoring distinguished leaders who have been integral in creating and expanding quality educational opportunities for children. This year, CER has created its own musical ensemble, The Reformers (education reformers with talent), the only rock group solely committed to celebrating education reform.

The Reformers will be paying tribute to eight individuals whose collective accomplishments span almost all states and represent several million new opportunities for children. The 2011 EdReformies will be awarded to John Boehner, Katherine Bradley, Kevin Chavous, John Fisher, Steve Klinsky, John Legend, Eva Moskowitz and Brian Williams.

"These Reformers are putting themselves in the spotlight so that more kids whose needs are greatest can be recognized by a wider group of people," continued Allen.

Other members of The Reformers include:

Bob Bowdon, Director, "The Cartel" and Founder, Choice Media
Derrell Bradford, Executive Director, Better Education for Kids, Inc. (B4K)
Kenneth Campbell, President, Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)
Dawn Chavous, Executive Director, Students First PA
Paul Powell, Founding Principal, Uncommon Schools-Troy Prep
Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President, Connections Learning
Joe Williams, Executive Director, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER)
Caprice Young, CEO & President, EnCorps, Inc.

For more information about the EdReformies – Rockin' Reform Revue visit  

For more information about Leading Educators visit  

The Center for Education Reform (CER) is the pioneer and leading voice for lasting substantive and structural change in the United States. Leading Educators develops the capacity of teacher-leaders to maximize student and faculty success.

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SOURCE The Center for Education Reform