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School choice bills moving in statehouse
Cutting through the misinformation
Missouri asks for access to charter schools
APR scores show state needs better system
ESAs moving in state Senate
NSCW brings hundreds to state capitol
Congratulations to our 2019 Ed Talk video contest winners!
Murphy: Building a Better Future for Missouri Families
Fighting for the dream during NSCW
15 education bills to watch in 2019
7 facts about education in Missouri
School Choice: Other states are leading the way
2019 Policy Panel set for Jan. 23
School Choice: Opening the doors of opportunity
3 ways school choice can make your child safer
2018 Champions of Education Reform Awards gala a big success
Good luck to Vandeven as Commissioner of Education!
Missouri is the only state in the nation to see a growing proficiency gap
CEAM bringing ed reform champion Mitch Daniels to MO
School data: Can parents make sense of state numbers?
‘A cycle that almost guarantees failure’
MCPSA Conference: Dedication, Empowerment, and Determination
MCPSA honors inaugural Innovative Education Award winners
CEAM thanks our initial 2018 Gala sponsors
Watchdog update: BOE seeks new commissioner, debates MAP cut scores, considers MSIP 6
2018 Champions of Education Reform Awards Gala
CEAM announces 2018 Champions of Education Reform Awards Gala
Mizzou K12 excited to be offering courses through MOCAP
Back-To-School: An amazing story of dedication
MOCAP: Students can ask districts to enroll them in virtual courses starting on Aug. 29
Back-To-School Bash provides over 500 backpacks and supplies to children in need
Back-To-School: Is your child’s school doing a good job?
Implementation of virtual education law will take time
Personalized learning is coming to St. Louis!
Celebrating independence through school choice
A Tale of Two Meetings: How outdated thinking limits Missouri’s educational future
Missouri gets a “C” on teacher policies
Missouri students eager for more virtual options
GROWING THE MOVEMENT: Private school leader shares her fight for ESA legislation
Does DESE actually hear the public at public hearings?
Missouri students win right to access virtual education
Legislators debating bill focused on improving reading
Charter schools are great for teachers too!
KC charter school focuses on culture, service, and diversity
Support CEAM on Give STL Day
It is all about finding the right fit
Time for a reality check
Playing the numbers game
Honoring MLK: Fight for education opportunities, equity
Education reform is key to Missouri’s economic success
How valuable is a high school diploma
Senator needs to get facts straight on private school choice
Students, parents ask legislators for more school choice
School choice opponents flooding media with incorrect information
GUEST BLOG: A personal experience with IEPs
School choice legislation moving forward in Jefferson City
CEAM honors students at poetry event
Why the fight for school choice matters
Parents, school leaders testify on ESAs
What legislation to watch in 2018 Pt. 3
What legislation to watch in 2018 Pt. 2
What legislation to watch in 2018 Pt. 1
GUEST BLOG: How Normandy reclassification impacts students
Sometimes failing is a good thing
CEAM Policy Panel experts offer nuanced view of education reform
Missouri’s ESSA plan paints grim future for our children
BOE: School Choice Works
Sunshine in the Show-Me State: 2017 EOC Scores Released
Metro districts get mixed APR results
2017 APR SCORES: Data, Data, and more Data
Could Missouri’s ESA proposal be improved?
What ESAs could do for Missouri
“I don’t want my child to be lost.”
Guess what scares us on Halloween?
ESAs can help special needs students in Missouri
Normandy to seek reaccreditation despite low academic performance
GUEST BLOG: School choice for me, but not thee: Pt. 4
GUEST BLOG: School choice for me, but not thee: Pt. 3
GUEST BLOG: School choice for me, but not thee Pt. 2
Choice matters: Takeaways from the 2017 MCPSA conference
GUEST BLOG: School choice for me, but not for thee
University Academy named states first National Blue Ribbon charter school
CEAM graduating 26 Advanced Parent Advocates
DO YOU KNOW: What options do parents have and how can they change the future of education?
Missouri School Improvement Plan 6 moving forward
Making the case for charter expansion
EAGLE College Prep opens new Gravois Park school
What is DESE not telling us?
CEAM helps parents fight for better education
Do you know how well your school is serving your child?
Charter school teacher named St. Louis Regional Teacher of the Year
IMAGINE: What if parents had control over how funding for your child’s education was spent?
Mizzou K-12 program spreads virtual education across state, world
KIPP opens new high school in St. Louis
IMAGINE: What if you had control over which school your child went to?
CEAM announces 2017 Tell It Poetry Contest
IMAGINE: What if your child could go to school through their cell phone?
BUILDING THE FUTURE: Can Missouri have a statewide virtual school?
Imagine if you could redesign the education system
BUILDING THE FUTURE: Virtual education offers flexibility for teachers
CEAM TEAM IN ACTION: CEAM helps students in need, supports parents
BUILDING THE FUTURE: Virtual education offers homeschooling options for parents, students
The time has come for rural school choice
BUILDING THE FUTURE: Virtual CTE classes offer new career paths
All parents should have the same options as Messenger
Freedom in, and through, education
CEAM in the News-2017
School vouchers: The week in review
BUILDING THE FUTURE: Rural MO school offers virtual summer academy for entire state
The quickest way to access school data
BUILDING THE FUTURE: Rural MO School District builds future on virtual education
CEAM TEAM IN ACTION: Parents complete Advanced Advocacy training
Support CEAM’s backpack initiative
Speak up! Comments open on new state education policy
PARENT PERSPECTIVE: What happens when you lose school choice
Tracking the money in Missouri education
PARENT PERSPECTIVE: Who get’s a choice?
CEAM TEAM IN ACTION: Helping parents learn about school options
CEAM training program grows as parent-leaders emerge
DC Voucher Study Jumps to Conclusions
Apples-to-Apples – Charter Public Schools vs. Non-Selective Public Schools
Governor Jeb Bush: Reimagining Education in Missouri
Charter public schools offer options for families impacted by school closures
The Calculus on Course Access: Part 2
Everyone Deserves a Choice
Healthy Choices for Mind & Body
“My Future, My Choice” Essay Contest Winners
Education Savings Accounts- How do they work?
The Calculus on Course Access: Part 1
CEAM Response to State Board of Education Vote
Missouri Education Funding Formula and Interactive Maps
An Open Letter from a Riverview Gardens Transfer Parent
CEAM President, Brian Murphy, Responds to NAACP Moratorium on Charter Schools
2016 Champions for Education Reform Awards
Missouri APR formula misses the mark, misleads parents
Missouri Legislature Overrides Gov. Nixon Veto of School Funding Fix, Early Childhood Education Funding
Riverview Gardens School District APR doesn’t add up.
CEAM Young Friends Network Presents: Most Likely to Succeed
CEAM in the News- 2016
CEAM in the News- 2014
CEAM in the News- 2015
CEAM WATCHDOG INVESTIGATES: SCHOOL DISTRICTS’ LEADERS COST MISSOURI $60M ANNUALLY
2016 Young Friends Network Trivia Night
Ferguson Commission Ignores Charter School Solution
Nixon Should Hear From Parents, Too
Interview on School Choice and Missouri Transfer Law
ATTENTION Transfer Families!
Vacant School Buildings in St. Louis City
2015 Young Friends Trivia Night
Transfer Application Deadline EXTENDED!
Judge Burton Rules for Normandy Families – CEAM Statement
National School Choice Week 2015
Mixed Bag of Scores for Missouri schools
More Normandy families left behind by Nixon and State Board of Education
State Board of Education Pulls the Rug on Normandy Parents
Transfer Parents Speak Out!
June 10th CEAM Calls to Action!
3,000 Students Trapped in Failing Schools
CEAM pledges to support families in unaccredited districts in face of Nixon veto
Transfer Fix Passes MO Legislature, Headed to Nixon’s Desk
The Opt-Out Movement Threatens Progress on Accountability
Response to Councilwoman Hazel Erby
Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) Meeting a Success
DESE Plan for Unaccredited Districts
PRESS RELEASE: Riverview Gardens Now Requires In-Person Appointment Before Transferring…
Three things every parent of a special learner should know before attending an IEP meeting
Once Upon a Time – Deborah’s Story
Once Upon a Time – Asia’s Story
Once Upon a Time – Eric’s Story
MASA Plan Falls Short of Quality Options for All Students
Missouri Joint Committee on Education Meets to Discuss New Educator Evaluation System
Press Release: MSIP5 School Report Cards
Press Release for October Leg of House Interim Committee on Education Bus Tour
CEAM State Policy Director, Kate Casas, testifies before the Missouri Joint Committee on Education
St. Louis students still trapped in a failing school district
How Does Your School Rank?
Press Statement Revision: Guidance for Student Transfers from Unaccredited Districts to Accredited Districts
Updated Press Statement
PRESS STATEMENT: Update to legal action pertaining to student transfers
UPDATE to “Parents from Riverview Gardens School District Poised to File Lawsuit against Mehlville School District, if Necessary”
PRESS RELEASE: Parents from Riverview Gardens School District Poised to File Lawsuit against Mehlville School District, if Necessary
Student Transfer Survey for Normandy and Riverview Gardens Parents
CEAM Town Hall draws over 150 parents in Riverview Gardens
Breitenfeld v. Clayton ruling
MO Supreme Court rules in favor of student transfers out of failed districts
Map of failing districts
PRESS RELEASE: Case for Key Education Reform Further Strengthened by Preliminary MSIP5 data on Individual Public Schools
Does your school make the grade?
April is Autism Awareness Month – Give parents of special needs learners a choice
Virtual education needs to be an option for all Missouri kids
Common Core implementation can’t be taken for granted
Common Core is Common Sense for Missouri
CEAM welcomes Intern, MSW practicum student
A-F school rating system picks up momentum in Missouri legislature
An Open Letter to Wendy Kopp
Meet CEAM’s new field director, Lorna Kurdi
State Policy Director Kate Casas talks education policy on Springfield talk radio
MSIP 4 vs. MSIP 5: How does your school district stack up?
CEAM to participate in National School Choice Week Rally in Kansas City
Welcome Lorna Kurdi to the CEAM team!
Support A-F school ratings in Missouri? Let the State Board of Education and the General Assembly know!
Interview with Representative Steve Cookson
St. Louis Beacon: Students should look online for math, science help
Missouri’s Gritty, Whatever It Takes Model
If It’s Broken, Fix It
Interview with Amanda Henry
More Tricks Than Treats in our Education System for At-Risk-Kids
US Army: We must fix Missouri’s Education system
STL Beacon: Parent Academy aims to help adults get involved in their kids’ schools
Change Policy to Close the Achievement Gap
Mike Malone discusses South City Prep’s finances
From Parent Involvement to Parent Empowerment
CEAM Position on St. Louis Public Schools Accreditation Status
CEAM responds to SLPS classification
Meet the CEAM Staff
Unaccredited districts must change their policies
An Open Letter to the Missouri State Board of Education
MO Lagging on College Readiness
It can be done and it is being done.
Parents must be part of the process
Dates set for first Missouri Parent Academy trainings
A Special Ed Teacher’s Take on Value Added Evaluations
Signs of the Times
Missouri Charter Schools Moving to the Top of the Class
CEAM joins other education reform groups asking for collaboration from teachers unions
Letter to the Editor
DESE moves on foundation formula without legislature’s approval
Vouchers and Special Needs Students
CEAM Announces the Missouri Parent Union and Parent Academy
Indiana Tenure Reform Takes Root
Six failed charter schools close; parents seek options.
Juan Williams AFC Keynote Provides Update
Chris Christie gives impassioned speech at AFC Policy Summit
Consumers of Public Schools Overwhelmingly Support Reform
Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri’s “Passport to Education Gala Celebration” a Success
School Districts are Above the Law?
What does the recent Supreme Court ruling mean for kids in unaccredited school districts?
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson Proposes Transformative School Plan
Newark Superintendent Talks on Reform
Cosby Speaks Out on Great Teachers and Spending
Gala Celebration “Passport to Education”
What can I do? I want my child to transfer…
What can I do? I want to support families that want to transfer students.
What is the Outstanding Schools Act?
What is Revised Missouri Statute 167.131?
Get the Facts: Unaccredited District Stats
Why are districts preventing transfers?
What can I do? Sample Letters to the Editor…
How Teacher Tenure Hurts Students
Celebrate National School Choice Week
It’s Not Just Us
Community Meeting in KC
Educate Children and Eliminate Poverty
New Charter Schools Provide More Options
Missouri Baptist University Announces Charter School Closings
CEAM Map of failing districts
Innovative Concept Academy and Judge Jimmie Edwards to be Featured on Today Show
MO No Child Left Behind Waiver Request
Baseball Players and Teachers
What’s Going on in Kansas City, MO ?
The Future of KCMSD Still Undecided
Right here in Missouri
Young Friends Network Kick-Off Party a Success!
Watch Joint Interim Committee on Education Hearing in Saint Louis, 11/17/11
It Can Be Done
New E-Newletter for November
American Students – Solidly Mediocre
Imagine Academies Have Overstayed Their Welcome
We Must Try For The Children
Supply and Demand—Education Economics
Senate Education Panel Approves ESEA Overhaul
What is going on in other states?
Excellence in Action
Ready for the Challenge
Call to Action-Help Raise the Bar for Missouri’s Students
Tell Missouri’s State Board of Ed to Raise the Bar on Accountability
CEAM Young Friends’ Network Kick-Off PARTY
A Lot Can be Learned in an Evening
Town Hall Meeting
St. Louis Firefighters Want Good Schools
The Achievement Gap
Lets talk about it
Poor Perfoming Schools Lurk in all Corners of MO
See What’s Growing at CEAM…
Khan (Academy) Can
Economic Recovery Begins in the Classroom
The Week’s Hottest EduStories
Kansas City Star Publishes CEAM Op-Ed
CEAM State Director Casas Talks with Fox 2 Morning Show About Upcoming Screenings of “The Lottery”
A South City movie night
The Promise of a Good Education
CEAM APPOINTS CASAS STATE DIRECTOR, GEDEN COMMUNITY OUTREACH DIRECTOR
Informed Parent Choice
The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri Appoints Corey Quinn to Board of Directors
What did you do Tuesday night?
We don’t have to recreate the wheel
Teach for America Proves its Worth…AGAIN
Missouri Revised Statute 167.131
Knowledge really is power
Focus on Education
The time is now!
Enforce the Law
Education as a Civil Right
When the Adults Start Cheating
Good news from Florida
With Great Risk Comes Great Reward
Pulling the trigger empowers parents
Mayoral candidate proposes $10,000 vouchers for city students
Too Poor to Learn?
The definition of insanity
Creative Solutions in Education
Here is what Suburban Journals has to say about CEAM’s Kentucky Derby Event
West End Word Covers CEAM Derby Event
Derby Benefit Nets $35,000 for Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri
Charter School Legislation Highlights Week in Capitol
Missouri’s future depends on how we educate our children
Three Key Education Reform Issues Discussed As Legislative Session Enters Home Stretch
Charter School Legislation Discussed in State Capitol
US Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Scholarship Tax Credit Program
CEAM Goes on Media Tour for “Passport” Event
Foundation’s Report Details Charter School Development in Missouri
Social Promotion Fails the Grade
Missouri’s Students Deserve the Best Teachers, Too
CEAM Announces Passport to the Central West End, 2011
Education Reform Legislation Heard in House Committee
Law Will Create Special Needs Scholarship Tax Credit Program in Missouri
Turner v. Clayton could sink the ship or raise all boats
Education reforms across the country and what Missouri can learn from them
School choice offers future growth to St. Louis City Pubic Schools
Education reform around the country: study time for Missourians?
Zip code worth going to jail for: The Rosa Parks of education?
Education reform will take a central role in Jefferson City this year
CEAM partnered with National School Choice Week
SLPS seeking to offer charter school option
CEAM announces financial assistance and parent training program to supporters
Parents who advocate the most, get the most
What do I do if the school won’t offer me an IEP evaluation?
I am not Superman
Identifying and aiding the ‘twice gifted’ students
Education Nation this week a ‘must-see’ on NBC: in-depth conversation about improving education in America
Music leads to new horizons for special needs learners
Twice exceptional students have real potential
How do St. Louis City parents apply to neighboring accredited school districts?
‘Next best thing’ and ‘good enough’ don’t cut it
Missouri Supreme Court decision may help Missouri parents in educational crisis access quality education for their child.
Missouri Supreme Court decision could help Missouri students in crisis, from the Post-Dispatch
Meet Sally, our new Mom-blogger
KY98’s Metro Show hosts The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri
Arne Duncan pushes charter schools to boost special education programs
Financial Assistance and Parent Training Program
Student with Autism delivers high school salutatorian speech
Change the life of a child today! Missouri education reform realized
Will MO’s Adoption of ‘Common Core’ Standards improve academic performance?
CECM Board Member added to Bush Institute Team
Consolidation does not equal improved academic performance
Saving Money in Education a Hot Topic in the Capitol
BAEO 2010 Conference Focuses On Expanding School Choice
Missouri Out of First Round of Race to the Top
Joint Education Committee Reviews Interim Studies
Habits of Highly Effective Students
Charter School Expansion May Be Propelled by Race to the Top
Open Enrollment Top Reform Issue as Legislature Returns
What Are Missouri’s Race to the Top Prospects?
Putting Technology to Use
New Center for Disease Control Study Shows Autism Rapidly Rising
A Community of Support
The Spirit of Saint Louis
Missouri Begins Race to the Top
Work Hard, Get Smart
Options Lacking for Parents of Special Needs Students
A Case of the Flu
Open Enrollment Would Help Special Needs Students
Teacher Actions, Student Actions
“Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You…”
As Autism Diagnoses Increase, How Will Schools Fund Special Needs Education?
“A Friend in Need…” Matching Struggling Readers with Avid Readers to Improve Comprehension
Culture Clash: It’s More Than Just Pop versus Soda
New Teacher’s Blog, Blogger Bio
Rallies Continue to Save DC Opportunity Scholarship Program
Why Missouri Should Care About D.C. Scholarship Cuts
As Obama gives education address, voices of students to Obama go unheard
D.C. Scholarships are valuable
Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams fights to preserve D.C. Scholarship
Michael Steele on Hardball: Save the D.C. Scholarship Program
Children Speak up to keep D.C. Scholarship Program Going
Adequacy Trial Ruling Ushers in New Era of Responsibility for Missouri School Districts
Teachers Unions Swimming Upstream on Real Education Reforms
School Districts Must Rethink Funding and Resources
Bipartisan Effort to Save School Choice Underway in Washington, DC
As Starting Gun Sounds, Is Missouri Ready to Run the Race to the Top?
Missouri Education Reform Omnibus Bill Signed Into Law
Welcome to the Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri
US Supreme Court IDEA Decision a Landmark Win for Special Needs Students
CEAM Board Member Kevin Short Named Board President of Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation
Missouri at a Competitive Disadvantage for Education Stimulus Money
NY Times Article Highlights Women Bridging Gap in Science Opportunities
Florida Expands Scholarship Tax Credit Program
Charter School Scholar Caroline Hoxby to Speak at St. Louis University
Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp Visits Kansas City
NY Mayor Bloomberg Talks Mayoral Control of School Systems
St. Louis Public School Board Lifts Deed Restrictions on Charter Schools
St. Louis Public Schools Remove Deed Restrictions on Closed Buildings
Democrats for Education Reform Urban Education Forum
Lawsuit Seeks Removal of Deed Restrictions
President Obama Sends Strong Education Reform Message
President Obama’s Education Secretary: “School Buildings Belong to the Community”
More Community Outcry Over Deed Restrictions
How Long Will This Go On?
Missouri School Board Association Speakers Want to Keep Patrons In the Dark
More Community Organizations Oppose SLPS Deed Restrictions
St. Louis Post- Dispatch Covers Deed Restrictions
Riverfront Times Covers Deed Restrictions
CEAM Deed Restrictions OpEd in St. Louis Beacon and Missouri Politcial News Service
Missouri Ranks 28th In ALEC Education Study
Academie Lafayette Parents Support Charter Schools
Livestream Test Blog
CEAM Annual Conference
Special Administrative Board’s Deed Restriction Policy Harms St. Louis Children; Reduces Our Rightful Claim to Stimulus Dollars
School Board Locks Up City Schools, Shuts Out Competition
Activists Send Obama Message on Education Reform
Supreme Court Backs State Intervention in St. Louis Schools
Rodney R. Hubbard, Named Regional Director, Democrats for Education Reform
Christmas Benefit Nets $50,000 for St. Vincent’s Home for Children
St. Vincent’s Home for Children Annual Christmas Party
Charter School Interest Grows Despite Barrier
Who Needs Help; K-12 Education in Missouri