BAEO Signs Charter Schools Equity Coalition Statement on Discipline

The Black Alliance for Educational Options joined a coalition of 19 other educational organizations to urge charters schools to adapt creative, inclusive and positive environments that fosters equitable disciplinary practices for all students.

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BAEO Statement on House Speaker Paul Ryan's 'A Better Way' Anti-Poverty Program

BAEO President Jacqueline Cooper released the following statement on House Speaker Paul Ryan's release of A Better Way, a new initiative aimed at lifting individuals and families out of poverty by supporting current and new school choice policies and programs.

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BAEO and Florida African-American Ministers Urge NAACP to Drop Florida Scholarship Lawsuit

BAEO and the Florida African American Ministers Alliance for Parental Choice (FAAMAPC) delivered a petition calling for the state chapter of the NAACP to drop its support of a teachers' union-led lawsuit that would end a scholarship program benefiting 80,000 poor, mostly Black and Latino children.

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State's budget deficit should not be balanced on the backs of our children

Tom Watson, chairman of the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options Clergy Coalition, tells Gov. Edwards cuts to the Louisiana Scholarship Program would not only deny low-income and working-class black parents and their children the opportunity to receive a great education to deal with short-term budgetary constraints, it would turn back the clock on the significant progress we've made to address the sad chapter of racial discrimination and funding inequalities in our state's education system.

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BAEO-backed Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Goes before the State's First District Court of Appeal This Week

The amicus brief urges appellate judges to consider the important role parental choice is playing in the lives of Florida's minority children. The filing came as part of the comprehensive effort by the Alliance for School Choice to protect Florida's Tax Credit Scholarship from a challenge being appealed by the Florida Education Association (FEA).

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BAEO Celebrates National Charter Schools Week

BAEO joins parental choice and charter school advocates across the country to mark National Charter Schools Week. Spanning May 1 through May 7, NCSW is a week-long celebration acknowledging the work charter schools are doing to improve public education across the country.

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BAEO Statement on Passage of Scholarships for Results and Opportunity (SOAR) Act of 2016 by the U.S. House

BAEO President Jacqueline Cooper released the following statement on the passage of the Scholarships for Results and Opportunity (SOAR) Act of 2016 in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Act reauthorizes the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP).

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Black and Latino-Led Charter Schools Capitol Hill Briefing a Success

The Black Alliance for Educational Options teamed up with the National Alliance for National Alliance for Public Charter Schools to host an educational forum on increasing support for Black and Latino-led charter schools reflective of the communities they serve.

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BAEO to Hold Capitol Hill Briefing on Black and Latino-Led Charter Schools

Join the Black Alliance for Educational Options and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools for a discussion of how Black and Latino-led charter schools are impacting the lives of families and children in the communities they serve.

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Videos: BAEO is Making #BlackHistoryNow Everyday!

We are sharing our top #BlackHistoryNow video submissions from committed and caring parents, community stakeholders and supporters who are working to ensure Black children have the tools they need to be successful young scholars.

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BAEO Urges Senate to Confirm John King for Education Secretary

BAEO President Jacqueline Cooper calls on the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm John King for Secretary of the Dept. of Education.

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Videos: BAEO is Making #BlackHistoryNow Everyday!

We are sharing our top #BlackHistoryNow video submissions from committed and caring parents, community stakeholders and supporters who are working to ensure Black children have the tools they need to be successful young scholars.

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Seizing the Moment to Change: A Special Letter to BAEO Friends and Supporters

The BAEO Board of Directors has decided to follow a course of action aimed at discovering a new way forward that will fulfill the mission, vision and value proposition of BAEO beyond 2016.

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