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 and Cheryl Wills, Award-winner report and Author, will be the keynote speakers for the event!Register Here!
CEI invites you to save the date for our annual benefit dinner on November 30, 2016! The dinner celebrates the dedication and commitment of educational innovators whose work aligns with our mission: to make the school the center and driving force for education reform and innovation.
Funds raised at the CEI benefit dinner go to support CEI’s program – Project BOOST: Building Options and Opportunities for Students.More about BOOST!
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
Learn more about our history, programs and approach by following the links below: