Save the date! Join CEI on July 29th for the 2016 Summer Leadership Institute. Located at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, the day will include professional development workshops, a vendor showcase, and networking opportunities with peers from all over the five boroughs. CEI is also proud to announce that Dr. Betty Rosa, NYS Chancellor of the Board of Regents, will be the keynote speaker for the event!Learn More and RSVP
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!
This past month, CEI held the first of 2 very exciting sessions led by master storyteller, educator, musician, and author Bill Gordh. The workshop was called Stories in Action: Promoting Early Literacy through Storytelling Professional Development which offered a range of dynamic stories, activities, and storytelling techniques for early childhood teachers (Pre-K-2nd Grade).
This past December, 2015, The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) partnered with Comprehensive School Solutions (CSS) to provide a professional development opportunity to teachers and administrators from New York City schools. In the first of a series of workshops, Dr. Marilyn Friend presented Co-Teaching: Classroom Partnerships for Student Success on two separate days, in Queens and the Bronx. Educators from all over the five boroughs gathered for the informative and interactive full day sessions.Read More
CEI’s Chief Technology Officer Philip Heimes guest blogs for the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation on how students can use data to become “Data-Driven Learners.” Featured in the blog is the work of Meliza Gonzalez, a 7th grader at Tech International Charter School who uses her “e-portfolio” to make critical educational decisions, including which NYC high school is right for her.
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: