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May 23, 2017, 14:18 ET Statement by Jeanne Allen, Founder & CEO, Center for Education Reform on the impending official release of the Trump Administration's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget for the US Department of Education

Much more can and will be said about the Administration's proposed budget. For now, we should use it to open a national dialogue about how we...


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 concerted...


Jan 09, 2017, 02:40 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 leader...


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

The nation's "Top Ten" states that provide more expansive opportunities for parents also tend to yield higher growth rates in student achievement,...


Jan 16, 2013, 01:16 ET Annual Charter School Law Report Card Issued

With fewer than half of the U.S.'s state charter school laws earning a satisfactory grade, policymakers this year are faced with enormous challenges. ...


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

The leadership of The Center for Education Reform, the nation's leading voice for structural and substantive change in education, today congratulated ...


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

Many parents seeing the upcoming movie Won't Back Down will no doubt leave the theater inspired to take up the same fight as the dedicated moms in...


Sep 12, 2012, 01:56 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

This week the Center for Education Reform released "The Field Guide to Education Reform: How to Spot a Real Education Reformer" as part of its Taking ...


May 23, 2012, 01:33 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. Yesterday...


Apr 02, 2012, 12:01 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 to Charter...


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

Jeanne Allen, President of The Center for Education Reform, released the following statement regarding today's announcement that ten states have been ...


Jan 24, 2012, 09:54 ET Jeanne Allen: Economic Prosperity Starts With a Renewal of Our Education Promise

Jeanne Allen, President of The Center for Education Reform, released the following statement regarding Tuesday's State of the Union address as...


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 Reform...


Dec 15, 2011, 02:13 ET Pa. House Breaks Promise, Fails State's Children

Last night the Pennsylvania House of Representatives turned back the tide of progress – failing to act on critical education legislation passed...


Nov 03, 2011, 05:14 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, 03:19 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 26, 2011, 08:46 ET PA Senate Says Yes to School Choice

One of the nation's most populated and important political states today moved closer to adopting a full school choice program for its neediest...


Oct 20, 2011, 06:51 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, 05:16 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, 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 27, 2011, 04:51 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 14, 2011, 02:02 ET U.S. Students Continue to Stall on SATs

Jeanne Allen, president of The Center for Education Reform, released the following statement regarding today's SAT score analysis for college-bound...


Aug 03, 2011, 01:38 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...