What it Means to be Ed-Fi Powered Right From the Start(up)

CEI Guest Blogs for the Ed-Fi Alliance   CEI joined the Ed-Fi Alliance to solve a common problem for educational data systems: the need for a data standard that could ensure interoperability. Now we are sharing our experiences with start-ups at the EDGE ed-tech accelerators so that they can learn that being Ed-Fi aligned can … Continued

“Why Data Matters to Students”

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 … Continued

The Renaissance Charter School named one of “Best NYC High Schools of 2015”

The New York Daily News named The Renaissance Charter School as one of the “Best NYC high schools” of 2015. From the Daily News website: “The Renaissance Charter School’s first valedictorian has returned to the fold as a social studies teacher. José Mane, 34, was part of this Jackson Heights, Queens, school’s inaugural graduating class … Continued

From the Today Show: Lessons for Life at MS 53Q

From the Today Show (December 7, 2014): “New York City’s Middle school 53, in Far Rockaway, used to be known as a failing school with a bad reputation. But since Principal Shawn Rux joined and implemented a series of reforms, it’s now thriving. TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones reports.” Watch video from the Today Show about MS … Continued

Congratulations to P.S. 205Q Alexander Graham Bell!

CEI is delighted to announce that P.S. 205Q, the Alexander Graham Bell School, as been has been selected by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as a National Blue Ribbon School. Principal Karen Piazza Scott will be honored, along with the other selected Blue Ribbon schools, on November 10-11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to Ms. … Continued