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What grade would you give Rhee?

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's resignation will be announced at a news conference tomorrow morning. What grade would you give her tenure leading the city's schools? Vote in the poll below and explain your rating in the comments....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 12, 2010; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Bill Turque,Education, Education, Michelle A. Rhee  
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Gray campaign 'tabled' at Lafayette

Principals at D.C. public schools are being reminded of the school system's rules regarding campaign activities on school grounds after an incident at Lafayette Elementary School, Bill Turque reports on D.C. Schools Insider. Sources tell Turque that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was "beside himself" when he saw a Vincent Gray...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 23, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Bill Turque,Education, Mayor Fenty, Vincent C. Gray  
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Rhee campaigning for Fenty?

Sometime this summer, you might answer a knock at your door to find Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee standing there, ready to tell you what a swell job Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has done, Bill Turque reports on D.C. Schools Insider. But if she follows the legal advice she's received, she'll...

By Washington Post Editors  | June 21, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Bill Turque,Education, Mayor Fenty  
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Brown fundraiser for council chairman draws school construction crowd

In the next five years, the District is slated to spend $1.5 billion to reconstruct and renovate the city's schools. Many of the construction companies and contractors that will be tasked with overhauling those buildings were in the room Tuesday night for a fundraiser to toast - and write checks...

By Ann E. Marimow and Bill Turque  | May 26, 2010; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Ann E. Marimow, Bill Turque,Education, D.C. Council, Kwame Brown  
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Moving Day for D.C. School News

Starting today, news about Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee and school reform in the District signs off the D.C. Wire and moves to a different address, D.C. Schools Insider. What happens in the city's public and public charter schools resonates not only with parents, teachers, students and policy makers, but...

By Bill Turque  | January 11, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bill Turque,Education, Education  
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Building The Better Teacher

Anyone interested in the future of D.C. public schools should take a look at Amanda Ripley's new piece in The Atlantic, posted Tuesday. Ripley, whose 2008 Time magazine profile of Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee featured the now-legendary broom cover, reports on Teach for America's (TFA) painstaking attempts to isolate the...

By Bill Turque  | January 6, 2010; 5:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Bill Turque, Bill Turque,Education, Education  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Rhee tweaks out-of-boundary lottery, Bill Turque , January 4, 2010
Oyster-Adams Principal Calls Out Rude Parents, Bill Turque , December 16, 2009
Two District agencies to move, Bill Turque , December 16, 2009
Oyster-Adams principal calls out rude parents, Washington Post editors , December 16, 2009
Janey says 'footprint' is still fresh, Washington Post editors , December 14, 2009
What did Kaya Henderson say and when didn't she say it?, Washington Post editors , December 10, 2009
Everything on the table at Smothers Elementary, Bill Turque , December 10, 2009
Rhee to hold office hours, Washington Post editors , December 8, 2009
Hardy Principal Pope out, Bill Turque , December 4, 2009
Wilson Kids Headed To UDC, Bill Turque , December 4, 2009
Fired Teachers Rip Union, Ask For Money, Bill Turque , December 1, 2009
DC Officials: Vouchers Underwrite Discrimination, Bill Turque , December 1, 2009
Rhee, Hardy Parents To Meet, Bill Turque , December 1, 2009
WTU Loses Court Challenge To Layoffs, Bill Turque , November 24, 2009
Twelve Schools Cited For Suspect Test Results, Bill Turque , November 24, 2009
Bleak Hallways At Ballou, Bill Turque , November 20, 2009
 
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