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Alex Cranberg at CERAWeek   Leave a comment

 

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Aaron Harber

See full interview of Alex Cranberg with Aaron Harbor by clicking here.

Impact that school choice has on a child   Leave a comment

ACE is thrilled to premier this motion graphic video that shows the impact that school choice has on a child, and on our entire community.

There is a deepening crisis in the United States.   Leave a comment

Half of African-American and Hispanic children drop out of high school. Of those who graduate, many read at a middle school level, and few are ready for college. Our poor, inner-city children are not receiving the education they need to become successful contributors to society.

Without a diploma these children are as likely to go to prison, as they are to go to college. The promise of the American Dream – “a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement,” according to James Truslow Adams – is just that for these children: a dream.
We can fix this crisis. But first, we must truly understand the extent of the problem.
See more from ACE Scholarships: http://www.acescholarships.org/the-facts

ACE- Here’s to a great 2012!   Leave a comment

2011 was an incredible year for ACE punctuated by an incredible spring luncheon with keynote speaker Michelle Rhee. The tremendous outpouring of support from that event, and the generosity of our donors throughout the year, allowed us to supported 1,200 low-income children for the 2011-12 school year.

What’s more, last year’s success will enabled ACE to add 300 new scholarship recipients for the 2012-13 school year, increasing our scholarship program to 1,500 low-income children.
To put this in perspective, in 2008 ACE supported 727 students; to almost double our scholarship program during one of the most challenging economic climates in recent memory is an incredible achievement.
Thank you for all you have done to make this possible!
Just a month into the year, 2012 has already started off with some exciting developments
ACE was honored to partner with close to twenty other Colorado organizations to launch ColoradoSchoolGrades.com an online tool that allows parents to better understand how their public school is performing by assigning each school with an easy-to-understand letter-grade based on state data. This site gives parents valuable information to make an informed choice about their child’s education.
Also last month, we sponsored an exciting event as part of National School Choice Week during which tens of thousands of people attended more than 400 events across the nation to shine a spotlight on the need for better educational options for children.
ACE was the Title Sponsor of an event in Castle Rock that brought more than 1,200 people together to hear about the benefits of school choice and take away valuable ideas about how they can get involved in this critical cause.
2012 will indeed be an exciting year as we continue to showcase the  impact that school choice can have on the lives of kids… kids like Julio, Lindsay and Nehemias.
Thank you for your continued interest and investment in ACE and Colorado’s children. It’s an investment with untold rewards.Here’s to a great 2012!

Alex Cranberg, Accompanied Gov. Perry to a Function with Supporters in Aspen Colorado.   Leave a comment

Alex Cranberg

Alex Cranberg, accompanied Gov. Perry to a function with supporters in Aspen Colorado.

Belief in choice and competition – ACE   1 comment

ACE has awarded more than 6,000 scholarships totaling more than $12 million and works with 200 partner schools.

“It was in response to the failed initiative to create a voucher program,” said Cranberg, who recently was appointed to a six-year term to the University of Texas System Board of Regents. “We figured we couldn’t just tell other people to spend their money. We should ourselves. We could put together a demonstration project to show what happens when kids got additional opportunities beyond those that were originally offered.”

Although ACE has been associated with private schools, Cranberg stresses that it advocates for choice in education overall and supports the rise of charter schools in the public school system.

“Kids are very diverse, and their needs are very diverse. They need to have products that are designed for them, and not just for everybody or the average,” he said. “We’ve always been big believers in the underlying fundamental principle of choice and competition, wherever that can be derived. And that doesn’t necessarily mean private. Since ACE was founded there has gotten to be more and more public competition and public choice – true competitive choice, not just flavors of the same basic product. The biggest piece of that is the growth of the charter movement.”

ACE – Freedom to Pursue the American Dream   2 comments

ACE – Founded by Alex Cranberg.

For hundreds of kids, ACE Scholarships means freedom — the freedom to pursue the American Dream, that promise of “a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for every man, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement,” according to James Truslow Adams.

By giving low-income children scholarships to attend quality schools, ACE empowers kids to pursue their dreams.

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