All Eyes on Virginia

Virginia voters head to the polls next week to choose the Commonwealth’s next governor. This race has been receiving A LOT of national attention by political pundits as off-cycle races often shed light on the political climate ahead of next year’s U.S. midterm elections. Parents have also been playing close attention to the race as…

Creating a safe space in a digital world

We tuned into a Pennsylvania Coalition for Public Charter Schools webinar to hear from the experts about social emotional learning in an online environment. We were blown away by the metrics, strategies and successes of the group of teachers from PA Cyber who lead a program titled “Girl Talk,” which brings together female students from…

CER: Virtual education saves the day

In the midst of National Charter Schools Week, the Center for Education Reform held its latest series episode, “Virtual Education Saves the Day,” featuring Center for Education Reform’s Jeanne Allen, Mark Allen of Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, Brazilia Bilal-Page of Georgia Connections Academy and Kevin Chavous of Stride, Inc. With such a powerhouse panel of…

A Lost Year Not Wasted

It has been a wild roller coaster of a year for American parents, not least those with school-age children. As vaccination efforts ramp up all over the country, the hope of students returning to “school” and “normalcy” this fall also rises. However, “school” and “normalcy” have taken on different meanings since last Spring. Gone are…

Full-time online learning vs. crisis/emergency remote teaching — what’s the difference?

When the pandemic hit, traditional brick and mortar schools were forced to move their lessons online. Many of these schools floundered, leaving millions of students on the sidelines. As a result, many students have suffered learning losses, while others are not receiving the support and educational resources they need. Unfortunately, online learning has taken the…

Listening to Dr. Dolores Huerta

Dr. Dolores Huerta spoke at the National Parents Unions’ Townhall Clap Back event this past Friday – and we were honored to hear from a person who has fought so valiantly for the rights of marginalized families for decades. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Obama, Dr. Huerta spoke to…