(PRWEB) March 19, 2014
The Center for Education Reform (CER) announced the election of Jonathan Hage, founder, chairman, president and CEO of Charter Schools USA, Inc. to its Board of Directors. From his service in the U.S. Army to his creation of Charter Schools USA, Hage’s personal life and professional career have been dedicated to service, leadership and creating systemic change.
“It’s an honor to join The Center for Education Reform’s Board of Directors, who for over two decades have tirelessly fought for the positive reforms we have seen take hold all across the country,” said Hage. “I look forward to advancing CER’s mission in giving parents the fundamental power to access better educational opportunities for their children and most importantly working with leaders across the country to put students first.”
In 1997, Hage founded Charter Schools USA, which has since become one of the premier charter management entities in the country, demonstrating a steadfast dedication to student achievement and parental involvement. Prior to Charter Schools USA, Hage worked to improve education as director of research at the Foundation for Florida’s Future.
Hage was named “Floridian of the Year” by Florida Trend Magazine in 2012, and recently founded The Giving Tree Foundation, dedicated to providing learning tools to low-income students and their families.
“The contributions of Jonathan Hage to bring positive change to our nation’s schools cannot be overstated, and we are thrilled he is joining our already distinguished and diverse board of directors,” said Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform. “Jon’s leadership and experience in facilitating quality schools across the country will be an integral asset to the strategic priorities of the organization.”
For more information on The Center for Education Reform’s leadership and Board of Directors visit http://www.edreform.com/about/people/board-of-directors/.
Founded in 1993, to bridge the gap between policy and practice, The Center for Education Reform is the pioneer and leading voice for substantive change that transforms learning opportunities and outcomes for America’s children. Additional information about CER and its activities can be found at http://www.edreform.com.
Charter Schools USA is the first education management company in the nation to receive district accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. In the fall of 2014, the company will manage 58 schools in seven states serving more than 50,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. CSUSA educational advantages include integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, student uniforms, enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus and high academic performance.