Pioneering Education Group Launches New Hub for Education Information and Activism

Sep 27, 2011, 11:34 ET from Center for Education Reform

WASHINGTON, Sept.. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marking 18 years as the nation's pioneer and leading voice for substantive and structural educational improvement in the United States, the Center for Education Reform (CER) today unveiled a new, state-of-the-art, interactive website designed to perform as the central portal for the education reform movement.

The site, which debuts today but will continue to be developed in the coming days, was re-engineered to address the increasing demand by the general public for a central hub to serve their daily information needs and provide ready access to opportunities to become more engaged.

"As one of the first kids on the block, CER helped state and local leaders put foundational laws into place in the 1990s that gave life to the reform movement," said CER founder and president Jeanne Allen.  "With growing support, an emergence of new partners, allies and advocates, the reform movement is much different today than when we started. We are proud to have been here since the beginning, and look forward to continuing to be the trusted source of facts, ideas and innovations for the thousands of people who seek our guidance and support each year."

The Center for Education Reform is the guardian of issue accuracy, working to promote substance in laws that impact not just this generation but also those in the future.  "It's easy to accept incremental baby-steps as substantive change when you're new to the reform arena," says Allen, whose group ranks laws and regularly assesses policy battles in the states.  "The reality is that many newsworthy initiatives are temporal solutions that won't lead to multi-generational impact.  Lawmakers are under enormous pressure to protect the status quo. We must support them when they have the chance to make structural changes."

At visitors will find daily updates on the innovations, ideas and activism efforts that are driving the public to increasingly embrace reform.  Users of the new will find unique state reform forecasts, daily news updates and live feeds from the Media Bullpen, and direct access to other CER properties such as Edspresso and EducationFifty.

In recognition of 18 years in business, CER will honor eight accomplished national leaders whose contributions in the media, entertainment, government and advocacy have made a sizable difference in the progress made to date. These events, in addition to a newly minted logo, are focused on bringing greater awareness to the fundamental crisis still facing the nation's schools, and more urgency to adopting the solutions that can make a substantial difference for the children of and families of America.

CER, since 1993, is the leading voice and advocate for lasting, substantive and structural education reform in the U.S.

SOURCE Center for Education Reform