Educational Institutions

The Center for Education Reform

  • Washington, DC
  • http://www.edreform.com

Mission Statement

Click the video above to learn more about CER. Founded in 1993 to bridge the gap between policy and practice, The Center for Education Reform is the pioneer and leading voice for substantive change that transforms learning opportunities and outcomes for America’s children. Striving for educational excellence, The Center for Education Reform (CER) stands for increasing parent choice, by increasing alternative school providers, which embraces brick and mortar, online, both for-profit and nonprofit and new innovations in schooling yet to be discovered.

We create the conditions to deliver results by:
- Changing and improving policy so that alternatives can flourish.
- Educating the leadership of education on the issues by standing on clear principle; and
- Delivering data to support the growth of school choice.

Main Programs

  1. Media
  2. Grassroots
  3. Advocacy
  4. Public Policy
Service Areas

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National

A national organization founded in 1993, CER is unconventional in its thinking, uncompromising in its values and unwavering in its commitment to ensuring that all American parents have access to excellent schools for their children.

ruling year

1994

President since 2013

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Kara Kerwin

Executive Vice President

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Alison Consoletti Zgainer

Keywords

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national, education, reform, school choice

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EIN

52-1847187

 Number

1953974623

Physical Address

1901 L Street, NW Suite 705

Washington, 20036

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

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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We make a difference by: Leveraging national credibility and connections, local relationships, and impact .Delivering results in the halls of power and in the halls of local schools. Focusing on structure and substance more than people and politics.Defending facts, accuracy, and accountability in debate, measurement, and media coverage. Serving as a clearinghouse for innovation in policy, implementation and measurement.Being the most experienced leaders in Education Reform.

Programs

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Service Areas

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National

A national organization founded in 1993, CER is unconventional in its thinking, uncompromising in its values and unwavering in its commitment to ensuring that all American parents have access to excellent schools for their children.

Social Media

Blog

Videos

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Financials

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The Center for Education Reform
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Center for Education Reform

Leadership

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President

Kara Kerwin

Executive Vice President

Alison Consoletti Zgainer

BIO

Having managed all aspects of the organization in her 14 years at CER, Kara has a wealth of policy, grassroots and media relations experience, and has counseled thousands of parents and school leaders seeking to maximize educational opportunity in their local communities. She is intimately familiar with the demands of the reform movement and has helped develop countless local, state and national partnerships to provide viable educational options for all students. Kara received a B.A. in political science from American University in Washington, DC.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"“This transition combined with the themes of our 20th Anniversary conference will help lay the groundwork for the next 20 years of meaningful change,” said Jeanne Allen. “I have complete confidence that Kara and Alison’s leadership will effectively usher in the next generation of reformers.”

See more at: http://www.edreform.com/2013/10/center-for-education-reform-announces-completion-of-leadership-transition/#sthash.eJNqstOQ.dpuf"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Frank Bonsal III

EdTech Investor

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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