Educational Institutions

Commonwealth Education Organization

  • Cheswick, PA
  • www.ceopa.org

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Mission Statement

The Commonwealth Education Organization ( CEO ) recognizes that the education of children forms the foundation of America's future, and its mission is to provide parents, educators, and all education stakeholders with research based information and programs on proven education practices, government regulation, and societal trends. A primary goal is to provide programs and information that helps create quality education for all children in a safe, and healthy environment.

Main Programs

  1. Teacher Professional Development

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Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

ruling year

1998

Principal Officer

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Mrs Cheryl Boise

Keywords

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professional development, education advocate, CEO, education consulting,education programs

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EIN

23-2869650

 Number

2109160733

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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CEO has expanded programs for professional development for public, private, and parochial schools. The need, specifically for private schools, continues to increase due to limited school funding.  These programs provide teachers and staff with strategies that can be taken directly into the classrooms with various curriculums allowing for immediate implementation. Through CEO's continued research the programs being made available to the various schools continue to expand. Through the CEO website and newsletter current education issues and topics are brought to the attention of education stakeholders. Conferences for college students have also been added, and CEO helded it's second conference this past fall. Topics and speakers address key societal issues facing young adults today.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Teacher Professional Development

One of the major programs implemented by the Commonwealth Education Organization is professional development for public, parochial, and private school teachers and staff. Many smaller districts and private schools are unable to provide the level of program CEO is able to present. It takes a great deal of analysis to find solid research based programs with effective strategies that be implemented immediately in each classroom, and integrated into various curriculums. The programs range from math, civics/history, reading to the implementation of play into an early childhood classroom. The program for early childhood was very well received because many early childhood teachers are not always given programs that pertain specifically to their indvidual classroom needs. It was also a unique opportunity for them to be in a situation where they could discuss with other Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers similar classroom experiences. Another popular program is related to the differences in teaching boys as opposed to girls.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Pennsylvania

Funding Needs

In order to continue to provide and expand programs for schools, it is necessary that CEO continues to expand the funding it receives. Quality classroom strategies are key to students' success. In order to also provide education stakeholders with solid research based information on the website, and through the CEO newsletter funding continues to be a major objective so these two educational resources can continue. CEO was fortunate to receive data that will contribute to a much better picture as to how studnets are achieving throughout the Commonwealth. To present this information to the public and educators it is necessary for CEO to expand volunteers, programs, and funding. Other organizations in other states have provided similar information, which has helped educators and parents provide more effective learning strategies for the individual students.

Affiliations + Memberships

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Greater Pittsburgh Non-profit Partnership

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Commonwealth Education Organization

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs Cheryl Boise

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The Commonwealth Education Organization recognizes the education of children forms the foundation of America' future. We also realize many Americans are deeply concerned that our country's children are not receiving the education they need for future success in a free society. At CEO, we identify and study education topics/problems, share the information, and offer research based answers and programs to address education issues."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs Janet C Abbott

UPMC

Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2011

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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