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Excerpts: Post reporter Bill Turque on Rhee resignation

Washington Post reporter Bill Turque, who covers the D.C. Public Schools system, was online earlier today to take reader questions after this morning's announcement that Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee will step down by the end of the month. Excerpts from the discussion follow. Q: What does this mean for the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 13, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bill Turque, Education, Michelle A. Rhee  
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Ex-Board of Education chief: Gray or Rhee is a bogus choice

(Cross-posted from Bill Turque's D.C. Schools blog) As expected, former D.C. State Board of Education president Lisa Raymond, who scuffled with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty over budget and policy issues, has endorsed Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in the Sept. 14 primary. In a statement that went out Tuesday night...

By Bill Turque  | June 9, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 District Election, Bill Turque  
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Gandhi rejects teacher contract until city proves it can afford it

The District's chief financial officer told the D.C. Council Friday that he cannot certify the proposed teachers' contract as fiscally sound because the city has yet to demonstrate that there is enough money to pay for it. Gandhi told the council that city officials face a $28 million gap in...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | April 30, 2010; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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)
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Rhee tweaks out-of-boundary lottery

DCPS has adjusted the language in rules covering enrollment in out-of-boundary schools. One of the aims, officials say, is to determine with more precision which families are actually eligible to place their children in schools outside their immediate neighborhoods. Parents who don't want the public school assigned to them by...

By Bill Turque  | January 4, 2010; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Oyster-Adams Principal Calls Out Rude Parents

Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in Woodley Park was the setting for one of last year's nastier school community disputes. In May 2008 Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, whose two daughters attend the school, fired principal Marta Guzman, along with about two-dozen other D.C. school leaders. Guzman's dismissal aggravated ethnic and class tensions...

By Bill Turque  | December 16, 2009; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Two District agencies to move, Bill Turque , December 16, 2009
Everything on the table at Smothers Elementary, Bill Turque , December 10, 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
Report: Rhee spoke to feds on Johnson's behalf, Bill Turque , November 20, 2009
Security Firm Found Lacking Back in Schools, Bill Turque , November 19, 2009
Michelle Rhee, Bringing Us Together, Bill Turque , November 19, 2009
DCPS 2011 Budget Season Begins, Bill Turque , November 18, 2009
The hard road of Michelle Rhee's CFOs, Bill Turque , November 10, 2009
Judge To Rule Next Week On Teacher Layoffs, Bill Turque , November 5, 2009
Answers to Fifteen Questions for Chancellor Rhee, Bill Turque , November 4, 2009
Gray Calls For Wepman's Ouster, Washington Post editors , November 2, 2009
No TRO For WTU, Yet, Bill Turque , October 28, 2009
Fired DC principals go to court again, Bill Turque , October 27, 2009
WTU asks for Wednesday hearing to stay layoffs, Bill Turque , October 26, 2009
New Haven teachers pact: message to Rhee? , Bill Turque , October 26, 2009
Gray: Ed Data Project "A Sordid Mess", Bill Turque , October 23, 2009
WTU amends lawsuit, Nickles says 'baloney' , Bill Turque , October 23, 2009
Low-income schools take brunt of cuts, Bill Turque , October 22, 2009
Some D.C. teachers go back to work, Bill Turque , October 21, 2009
Lessons From Laid Off Teachers, Bill Turque , October 21, 2009
Coming Next: Michelle of Arc?, Bill Turque , October 15, 2009
Charter School Enrollment Up, Bill Turque , October 14, 2009
Honored in February, Sacked in October , Bill Turque , October 12, 2009
Rhee Challenges Council's Math, Bill Turque , October 8, 2009
Union: Rhee 'Packing the Bargaining Unit', Bill Turque , October 8, 2009
District Teachers Lawyer Up, Bill Turque , October 7, 2009
Teachers Sue District Over Layoffs, Bill Turque , October 7, 2009
Rhee Gives More Detail on Cuts, Washington Post editors , October 7, 2009
Rhee: Younger Teachers Got More of the Ax, Bill Turque , October 7, 2009
Rhee Gets Pushback at Alma Mater, Bill Turque , October 6, 2009
Wild Times at Woodson, Bill Turque , October 5, 2009
D.C. Teacher Layoffs Press Release, Washington Post editors , October 2, 2009
School Ombudsman's Office Closes, Bill Turque , October 1, 2009
Tough Sledding for Ed Data Project, Washington Post editors , September 30, 2009
Roast Teacher, with a Budget Reduction? , Bill Turque , September 29, 2009
D.C. Principals' Union Rips Layoffs, Bill Turque , September 25, 2009
Cut First, Ask Questions Later at DCPS, Bill Turque , September 21, 2009
At Cleveland Elementary, "SWBAT" Is The Word, Bill Turque , September 16, 2009
DCPS Report: Little Opening Day Drama, Bill Turque , September 14, 2009
Nickles Says Erasure Analysis Wasn't Erased, Bill Turque , September 8, 2009
Green Dot's Barr: Unions Part of Solution, Bill Turque , September 8, 2009
Special Ed Kids Miss The Bus, Bill Turque , September 1, 2009
D.C. School Crime Study Vouches for Vouchers, Washington Post editors , September 1, 2009
Fenty Vetoes Funds for State Ed. Board Again, Bill Turque , August 31, 2009
Woodrow Wilson Principal Hospitalized, Bill Turque , August 28, 2009
AP Scores Up, SATs Down in D.C., Bill Turque , August 27, 2009
DCPS Enrollment: 40,179, Bill Turque , August 26, 2009
Chancellor's Schedule Is Up, Bill Turque , August 26, 2009
The Chancellor: Busy, Busy Busy, Washington Post editors , August 25, 2009
Lew: Burroughs Will Be Ready, Bill Turque , August 21, 2009
Parents Say Burroughs School is a Mess , Bill Turque , August 21, 2009
WTU's Parker: Trust But Don't Amplify, Bill Turque , August 19, 2009
Cheating on DC-CAS Costs Charter School, Bill Turque , August 12, 2009
Searching For The "It" In School Reform, Bill Turque , July 28, 2009
Release of Test Data Delayed, Bill Turque , July 28, 2009
More New Principals For Rhee, Bill Turque , July 24, 2009
DC to Charter Schools: Check's In The Mail, Bill Turque , July 22, 2009
Cheating on the DC-CAS, Details Redacted, Bill Turque , July 13, 2009
Possible Reprieve For Novice DCPS Teachers, Bill Turque , July 9, 2009
DCPS: Enrollment Numbers Not a Problem, Bill Turque , July 8, 2009
School Security Firm Under Fire, Bill Turque , July 8, 2009
Brokaw Visits Rhee on Route 50 Tour, Bill Turque , July 1, 2009
D.C. Teachers Shown the Door , Bill Turque , June 16, 2009
Rhee Says Thanks. And Thanks Again, Bill Turque , June 15, 2009
Survey: D.C. Kids Want To Graduate, Bill Turque , June 10, 2009
DCPS Says It Drafted General Independently, Bill Turque , June 9, 2009
Rhee Pursues Master Plan, Bill Turque , June 3, 2009
No Charters for Kids of Board Vice-Chair, Bill Turque , May 28, 2009
Briggs Explains Her Bush Years, Bill Turque , May 28, 2009
Gray and Rhee Still Contesting the Count, Kathryn Tolbert , May 27, 2009
DCPS's Departed, Bill Turque , May 27, 2009
Out-of-School Wednesdays Off The Table , Bill Turque , May 22, 2009
DCPS Consultant Models Meltdown for Kids , Bill Turque , May 19, 2009
Another Charter School Bites The Dust, Bill Turque , May 19, 2009
Gray vs. Rhee: About More Than Numbers , Bill Turque , May 14, 2009
Rhee Visits CIA, Bill Turque , May 13, 2009
"Deputy Youth Mayor" Vouches For Fenty, Bill Turque , May 13, 2009
Class Dismissed For Saunders, Kathryn Tolbert , May 7, 2009
Rhee and Klein Talk Reform, Kathryn Tolbert , May 7, 2009
Who Pulled Officials From Cheh Forum?, Bill Turque , May 1, 2009
Council Selects Group for DCPS Study, Bill Turque , April 29, 2009
WTU's Veep Sent Back To School , Bill Turque , April 27, 2009
DCPS Tries to Calm Swine Fears, Bill Turque , April 27, 2009
Fenty's Charter Funding Change Criticized, Bill Turque , April 22, 2009
Charter School for Teen Mothers to Close, Bill Turque , April 21, 2009
DCPS Duns Deadbeat Dems, Bill Turque , April 21, 2009
Nickles Roughed Up In Special Ed Decision, Bill Turque , April 16, 2009
WTU Avoids Mortification, Kathryn Tolbert , April 15, 2009
DCPS Counts Its Pennies, Bill Turque , April 4, 2009
No Dough for Teachers in Funding Formula , Bill Turque , April 3, 2009
A Flap Over Charter School Funding , Bill Turque , April 2, 2009
Gist Quits District for Rhode Island, Bill Turque , April 1, 2009
White House Launches D.C. Summer Internships, Bill Turque , March 30, 2009
DCPS Toughens Dress Policies, Bill Turque , March 27, 2009
Teacher Pay Hikes Tucked Into Funding Formula, Bill Turque , March 26, 2009
Teacher Talks Set To Resume With Mediator, Bill Turque , March 25, 2009
Rhee: "It Potentially Gets Uglier", Bill Turque , March 23, 2009
Coolidge Principal Resigns, Bill Turque , March 23, 2009
Rhee Joins Influential New Board, Bill Turque , March 19, 2009
Correction: D.C. Schools Not Richer Than God, Bill Turque , March 18, 2009
Study Confirms DCPS Enrollment Decline , Bill Turque , March 17, 2009
D.C. Schools Cutting Back On 'Read-Aloud', Bill Turque , March 16, 2009
Driving the Chancellor, Bill Turque , February 26, 2009
Out-of-Boundary Enrollment Begins, Marcia Davis , February 2, 2009
D.C. Teachers Say Morale Is Low , Kathryn Tolbert , January 17, 2009
School Officials Deny Targeting Older Teachers, Kathryn Tolbert , January 16, 2009
Weingarten to Rhee: AFT Involvement No Secret , Marcia Davis , October 28, 2008
Teacher Poll: Tenure Trumps Big Money , Marcia Davis , August 19, 2008
No, Thank YOU..., Marcia Davis , August 18, 2008
Rhee: Not Going to Take a Council "Beating", Marcia Davis , August 18, 2008
East Side, West Side, Marcia Davis , August 15, 2008
Small Group of Teachers Protest at Union , Marcia Davis , August 14, 2008
Chancellor Pottymouth?, Marcia Davis , August 13, 2008
The School Grounds Inspector, Marcia Davis , August 11, 2008
Probation "A Deal Breaker," Union Source Says, Marcia Davis , August 8, 2008
Bill Turque, washingtonpost.com editors , March 18, 2008
 
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