Thursday, April 28, 2011

Students for Education Reform expands movement to 20 campuses

SFER is expanding to 20 campuses!


Students for Education Reform (SFER), an advocacy and awareness organization dedicated to mobilizing the next generation of leaders to close the educational achievement gap, will open new chapters at thirteen colleges just six months after its incorporation as a non-profit. SFER announces this news on the same day the SFER Princeton chapter welcomes U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the Princeton University campus, where SFER was founded.

In the fall of 2010, SFER added six new chapters to the national network including Harvard College, Yale University, Colby College, Brown University, Haverford College, and the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. New chapters will open at Columbia University, Cornell University, Duke University, Florida State University, New York University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, State University of New York at Geneseo, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, University of Georgia, University of Texas - Austin, and Whitworth University.  
"College students have an incredible amount of energy for education advocacy, and as the stakeholder group to have most recently completed the U.S. K-12 education experience, we offer a unique perspective that puts students first," said Executive Director Catharine Bellinger.



About Students for Education Reform

Students for Education Reform is a national non-profit organization that mobilizes a new generation of leaders in education reform to close the achievement gap and ensure an excellent education for all children. For more information, visit

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