CEI is proud to announce a partnership with the Coalition of Community Charter Schools!
Join us on October 12-13 for the first annual Independent Charter School Symposium. School leaders, social visionaries, and policy-makers from across the country will meet in Queens, just outside Manhattan, for a groundbreaking, two-day conference with an audacious goal: to articulate a vision for the charter movementLearn More & Register
On behalf of the CEI team, thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, and attendees for helping to make the 2017 Summer Leadership Conference an incredible success!
CEI is proud to be able to bring together educators to share ideas, successes, and best practices and connect schools with new and innovative educational resources.
Thank you to everyone involved for their participation and continued support!Learn More
Following the State Education Department’s modification to the Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, CEI has been recognized as an approved CTLE provider. This accreditation enables educators to utilize CEI’s conferences, professional learning services, workshops, and roundtables toward fulfilling their mandated 100 hours of approved CTLE professional development.Learn More!
Professional Learning Communities, or “PLCs,” are educators who meet to collectively improve student learning and achievement. PLCs engage in a continuous cycle of collaborative inquiry questioning based on classroom practices in an effort to build a shared knowledge as professionals. These meetings occur at regularly scheduled times throughout the school year and members work together to improve curriculum, instruction and discuss the roles of teacher leaders in schools.Learn More
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 works directly with schools to help them achieve their visions for educational excellence. This takes many forms–from working in classrooms to help teachers adopt effective instructional practices to helping school leaders establish effective human capital management systems to customizing after school programs. Learn more about our key programs and activities below or contact us to meet with our staff and find out how CEI can help your school fulfill its mission!
CEI provides customize, hands-on support to principals, teachers, parents and staff to help them meet the unique needs of their students. With a team of experts in a variety of disciplines, CEI helps schools design, develop and implement effective and innovative practices. Learn more about our current school support initiatives by clicking on the links below or contact us to discuss how CEI can help your school.
For more than four decades the staff of CEI has been creating and redesigning public schools to help achieve our vision of creating a public school system where every child has access to an excellent school. We work with all kinds of public schools–from district-based schools to charter public schools–to help them establish high quality learning environments that meet the needs of the students in their communities. Learn more about our school creation and redesign work by clicking on the links below or contact us to discuss how CEI can help you create a new school or improve your current school.
Public schools are everybody’s business! That’s the main point of CEI’s advocacy work. In order to create and sustain excellence in public education, everyone—educators, parents, students, community organizations, businesses—needs to be informed about our public schools and how best to support them. We issue regular online communications about what is going on in our network of public schools to help inform stakeholders about effective practices, school priorities and how policies impact the real world of schools and classrooms. Learn more about our communications and advocacy vehicles by clicking on the links below or contact us to discuss how you can contribute to our communications.