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Watch The Post's new Michelle Rhee interview, and decide for yourself

Our new On Education page has just gone up with my first in a series of video interviews with education leaders. I start with D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee. She will be leaving that job at the end of October, but it is clear that whatever we think of Rhee, we will be hearing from her and about her for years to come.

By Jay Mathews  | October 14, 2010; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Despite Test Scores, Shaw Is on the Right Track

On July 11, Brian Betts, principal of D.C.’s Shaw Middle School at Garnet-Patterson, was at Dulles International Airport about to leave for a vacation in Spain. He was feeling good. His first year running a school whose students struggle...

By Washington Post editors  | September 28, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Cheating on DC-CAS Costs Charter School

My colleague Bill Turque has uncovered this information from the D.C. schools beat: The teacher at Howard Road Academy Public Charter School suspected something was seriously amiss in April when a student taking the math portion of the DC-CAS standardized...

By Washington Post editors  | August 12, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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