Press Release

CEAM’s Education Policy Panel to highlight innovative 2019 initiatives

  • January 16, 2019
  • Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri
  • Nicholas Elmes
  • 636.345.7710

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) — As part of National School Choice Week, The Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri (CEAM) is presenting a dynamic panel of education experts in the heart of Missouri’s political world to examine a variety of innovative education initiatives which could transform the state’s struggling education system. The 2019 CEAM Education Policy Panel will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Capitol City CORK and Provisions, 124 E High St., Jefferson City.

Dr. James Shuls, a leading Missouri education expert, will lead a discussion on education policy among a panel composed of both national and state education leaders:

  • State Representative Shamed Dogan will talk about how access to high quality education transformed his life and inspired his fight for expanded school choice in Missouri.
  • The Institute for Justice’s Rachelle Engen will bring a national perspective on how other states are implementing school choice programs and what could work in Missouri.
  • Show-Me Institute’s Director of Research and Education Policy Susan Pendergrass will share her perspective on charter schools and other legislative changes that could be made to improve education in Missouri.
  • Summit Christian Academy K-12 Academic Dean Kimberlee Gill will talk about how public school policy impacts the state’s growing number of private schools.

All panelists will be available for interviews between 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. and after the panel concludes.

Learn more about some of the policy initiatives that will be discussed at

For more information contact Nicholas Elmes at 636.345.7710 or

About the Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri

CEAM’s message of transforming education reaches over half a million people around the state. Through one-on-one meetings, door-to-door canvassing, advocacy training, and visits to the state capital CEAM engages, trains, and activates families with a passion for their children’s future.


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