Special Letter to Tennessee BAEO Supporters
As BAEO embarks on a new journey, the Tennessee leadership team will chart its own course with CSE, while upholding the BAEO organizational values that have guided the work to protect the educational interests of Black families since our founding in 2000.
Statement on U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King's call for Better School Discipline Practices
BAEO President Jacqueline Cooper released the following statement on U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. call for charter schools to become leaders in student discipline to keep students the classroom and have the opportunity to learn. The secretary spoke during a general session at the 2016 National Charter School Conference.
The BAEO Social Innovation Challenge Is Here!
We invite you to join our ideas and action movement for the opportunity to receive a $500,000 investment into your innovative approach towards advocating for the children of low-income and working-class Black families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.