The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) is a non‐profit education organization and a recognized leader in advancing meaningful reforms in public education. Our mission is to ensure the school is the center and driving force of public education reform and innovation.

CEI provides customized, hands‐on support to principals, teachers, parents and staff to help them meet the unique needs of their students. With a team of experts in a variety of disciplines, CEI helps schools design, develop and implement effective and innovative practices. These teams are comprised of experienced educators with the knowledge to help leaders and teachers implement effective instructional practices and improve experiences and outcomes for all students.


The mission of the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) is to guarantee a quality education for every student in New York City and communities across the United States.


Providing quality public education requires constant innovation based on experience. CEI senior staff members fulfill this mandate by building on decades of successful experience in the public schools, serving as teachers, principals, and superintendents.

CEI’s staff is complemented by a Board of Trustees composed of leaders from the public and private sectors who have demonstrated their commitment to public education through service to schools and educational organizations. CEI builds on this combined experience to implement innovative reforms in public and charter schools across the globe.

“Children don’t attend a public educational system, they go to school. That is why the school must be the center of change”

– Sy Fliegel, CEI President & Gilder Senior Fellow