The Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
CAPE is a coalition of national organizations and state affiliates serving private elementary and secondary schools. There are over 33,000 private schools in America; in fact, one in four of the nation’s schools is a private school. More than five million students attend them. CAPE member organizations represent more than 80 percent of private school enrollment nationwide. Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education is the state CAPE affiliate organization for Iowa.
Mission and Goals
CAPE’s mission is to preserve and promote educational pluralism so that parents have a choice in the schooling of their children. Founded in 1971 to provide a coherent voice for private education, CAPE is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation within the private school community and with the public sector to improve the quality of education for all of the nation’s children.
If you’d like to learn more about the national Council for American Private Education organization, please visit their website at www.capenet.org.
CAPE Federal Funding Consultant
Are you a nonpublic school administrator who suspects your students are not receiving all the Federal Funding to which they are entitled? Do you struggle to get your questions about rules and funding answered? Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, the Iowa affiliate of the Council for American Private Education (CAPE), is offering a solution to this common problem.
We now have an Iowa CAPE Federal Funding Consultant here to help you by engaging the Iowa Department of Education (IDE), Governor’s Office, and the National Department of Education on behalf of member schools in the following areas:
- IDE initiatives
- Federal Title program consultation and implementation processes
- IDE rule making around state and federal initiatives
- IDE and Federal issues and mandates regarding special education
If you need assistance, please call Eric Goranson at 515.323.0687 or complete the contact form below: