On Monday February 2, high school teachers and administrators braved the snow to attend CEI’s Citywide Professional Learning Opportunities for the Chancellor’s Conference Day. Over 425 participants signed up for opportunities ranging from Common Core Math to Effective Teacher Teams to Writing in the Digital Era to Improving Attendance and so much more.Learn More
CEI is delighted to announce that all 450 of the eighth graders who graduated from our after-school program, Project BOOST, in 2014 were accepted to quality high schools and 85% of them gained admission to their first choice high school. Over 70 were accepted to specialized high schools and 14 went on to parochial or private high schools.Learn More
CEI’s Yazmin Torres was featured on Univision’s Un Cafecito de Educación con Lucía Burga to talk about quality bilingual education programs. “It is important for our children to be bilingual because that is going to provide not only more jobs, but also success in life,” states Yazmin. Watch the interview in Spanish to hear Yazmin discuss the two types of bilingual programs: transitional and dual.Watch the Video
CEI will be conducting its Summer Leadership Institute on Friday July 31, 2015 at the IBM Learning Center. This year’s event will highlight the strengths and services of the organization, and will showcase the expertise of CEI leaders as aligned with the Framework for Great Schools and the 2015-16 instructional expectations. Deputy Chancellor Milady Baez will be the keynote speaker for this educational and informative day.Learn More
CEI’s has partnered with NYU’s Metro Learning Communities since 2007 to develop Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in our schools. Learn more by watching From Closed Door to Collaboration: Using Professional Learning Communities for School Improvement, which premiered at the National Charter Schools Conference in 2012.Watch The Video
This year the CEI STEM Initiative has 30 schools (K-5, K-8, 6-8 and HS cohorts) led by CEI’s Director of Science and STEM, Roy Harris. Teachers in the cohorts attend monthly STEM Meetings at various sites, share STEM ideas teachers have done in their schools, present integrated lesson plan ideas, discuss monthly topics such as: literacy and science and STEM, ELL’s and STEM, Math and STEM and much more.Learn More
The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) is a nonprofit education organization located in New York City. A recognized leader in advancing meaningful reforms in public education, CEI’s mission is to make the school the center and driving force of public education reform and innovation. We work directly with teachers, school leaders, and the community to create the schools their children need to succeed. Our vision is to help build a public education system where every child has access to an excellent school. To that end, we provide support services and programs for public schools as well as online communications to inform the general public about what is going on in our public schools and how we can all help build excellence in public education.
CEI carries forward the history of two respected public education organizations that merged in 2000: the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) and the Public Education Association (PEA). CEI was first established in 1989 as a component of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and aimed to transform public education by shifting accountability from bureaucracies to schools as a means of creating public school choice for communities. The Public Education Association (PEA) was founded in 1895 and for over 100 years worked for systemic and sustainable reform of the city’s public school system. For 15 years, the organization used both names together and was known as the “Center for Educational Innovation – Public Education Association” (CEI-PEA). While today the name is shortened to just CEI, we maintain the ideals and mission of both organizations.
“Children don’t attend a public educational system, they go to school. That is why the school must be the center of change”
- Sy Fliegel, CEI President & Gilder Senior Fellow
Learn more about our history, programs and approach by following the links below: