What an incredible 2016 CEI Gala! Thank you to our dedicated honorees, Marc Sternberg & Patrick Duff, for their service to the children of the City of New York. CEI will continue celebrating our inspiring leaders, teachers, and students across NYC and beyond to help give every child a quality education. Thank you to everyone who attended, all of our supporters and friends!View the Gallery
CEI’s 2016 Summer Leadership Institute was held on July 29 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. The day included professional development workshops, a vendor showcase, and networking opportunities with peers from all over the five boroughs.Take a Look Inside the Day!
Project BOOST (Building Options and Opportunities for Students) is a school based enrichment program for low-income, at-risk 4th to 12th grade public school students. Currently, Project BOOST serves 168 public schools, including a specialized program for children with autism and a universal pre-K (UPK).
Watch CEI’s short video to learn more about what BOOST can do!Watch the Video!
CEI recently held the 2nd of a two part professional development series for Early Childhood educators called Stories in Action: Promoting Early Literacy through Storytelling.
Led by master storyteller, Bill Gordh, participants experienced first-hand how storytelling can develop their students listening, sequencing and predicting skills as well as help them develop memory strategies, imaginative solutions and an understanding of story structure. All of which are essential to the emergence of early literacy.Read More!
Interested in starting Professional Learning Communities but not sure where to begin? Have you ever been stuck on explaining exactly what a PLC is? Do you absolutely love everything about PLC’s?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, and have one minute of free time, CEI has got you covered!
Check out this quick, one minute animation explaining all the basics and benefits of a Professional Learning Community!Watch the Animation!
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