Listen to the Center for Education Reform's latest Reality Check podcast featuring our Executive Director, Rhonda Dillingham and Pamela Blizzard, Founder and Manager of Research Triangle High School. Listen to the podcast below!
In June, Charlotte’s Sugar Creek High School, a high-poverty, all-minority school, will graduate its first senior class. Of the 30 seniors, all have been accepted by at least one four-year college. Three were accepted for early admission at UNC-Chapel Hill. Most of these students will be the first person from their families to attend college. [...]
State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced today that the Department of Public Instruction is now accepting grant applications for a new round of the state’s Coding and Mobile App Development competitive grant program, totaling $800,000 in awards for the 2018-19 school year. The second year of the initiative will fund up to $80,000 per school [...]
A recent report from policy analyst Kris Nordstrom at the North Carolina Justice Center claims that charter schools are contributing to increasing racial segregation. Public charter schools are free public schools that are open to all students, and only make up six percent of all public schools nationwide. Read More
The following letter is a response to The News & Observer article entitled,“Report: Close charter schools that aren’t diverse”, originally published on March 16, 2018. "As a former traditional public school teacher and public charter school principal, I find reports like the one from Kris Nordstrom to be offensive and misleading. He represents public [...]
Do charter schools cause racial segregation? Maybe you should watch these kids first. Read More
Washington D.C. - We are pleased to join many of our colleagues in the education community in supporting the Secure Our Schools Act, sponsored by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX). The bill authorizes funding for evidence-based strategies and programs to prevent school violence. We recognize and thank the Senators [...]
On this week's podcast, Howard Fuller, renowned civil rights activist and education reformer, joins Mike Petrilli and Alyssa Schwenk to discuss school segregation. During the Research Minute, Amber Northern examines ways to help bachelor’s degrees better facilitate professional success. Listen to the podcast here