Tag Archives: Michelle Rhee

further analysis of the USA Today allegations of cheating in DCPS

Today I obtained a list of the DCPS schools that were flagged for erasures in 2008, 2009, and 2010. You can view them here. I love to play with numbers, so let’s take a look at how these schools break … Continue reading

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by request: more thoughts on Michelle Rhee’s leadership

One of my very engaged Twitter followers asked me to elaborate on why I like Michelle Rhee’s policies and management style. This is also a good time for me to talk about Richard Whitmire’s recently released book about Rhee, called … Continue reading

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Coming Up on Education Inside Out

Greetings readers, old and new! I have a long list of topics I’ve been wanting to cover and will attempt to write about in the coming days – I’ve been busier lately and need to make a more concerted effort … Continue reading

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Who Should Lead Our Schools? Part 2

New York Times: Christie Seeks Leeway in Hiring Schools Chiefs The same week that Cathleen Black assumed the Chancellorship of New York schools, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie started advocating for relaxed requirements for superintendents of his low-performing school systems. … Continue reading

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Happy 2011 – what does it have in store for education?

Hello readers! My apologies for the recent lack of posts – December was, as you can understand, a busy time. Teachers don’t think too much about the change of the year since they are still in the same academic year, … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Michelle Rhee’s “What I’ve Learned”

Michelle Rhee appears on the cover of this week’s Newsweek with the caption “Why Michelle Rhee Isn’t Finished with School Reform”. Her four-page piece, “What I’ve Learned”, is powerful and speaks for itself, so I’m just going to post some … Continue reading

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Michelle Rhee’s next step: Students First

A little over a month after Michelle Rhee left her post as Chancellor of DC Public Schools, we now know what she’s doing next, at least in part. This morning she launched the website for her new advocacy organization, Students … Continue reading

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Who should lead our school systems?

A significant portion of the articles on the education page of the New York Times website in recent weeks have covered the controversy surrounding Mayor Bloomberg’s choice of publishing executive Cathleen Black to follow Joel Klein as the Chancellor of … Continue reading

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Michelle Rhee’s last day

Today’s the day. Here’s what the Washington Post has to say. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/28/AR2010102807217.html

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D.C. Education Reform, from Janey to Rhee

Colbert I. King published an Op-Ed in Saturday’s Washington Post entitled “Rhee’s and Gray’s critics fail in D.C. history”. Check it out here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/15/AR2010101505195.html Mr. King does not focus solely on education, but he makes some interesting points that merit … Continue reading

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