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
From college campus visits to college fairs for high school students, CEI-affiliated schools impart a vision of a world without limits to our elementary and secondary level students. Read about the experiences of students who recently visited colleges in Washington DC and participated in a college fair.Link to E-Newsletter
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
On November 11, 2014, CEI honored the philanthropic vision of Norman S. Benzaquen and paid tribute to the social justice work of the Red Hook Community Justice Center. We were honored to celebrate their extraordinary work and thank them on behalf of the children and families whose lives they improve every day.
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.
“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
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