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D.C. Schools Insider: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Colleye named interim state superintendent

Mayor Fenty announced this afternoon that OSSE's general counsel would serve as interim state superintendent for education. Beth Colleye, formerly an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, replaces Kerri L. Briggs, who announced her resignation Thursday. In a...

By Bill Turque  | September 17, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Gray still wants to sit down with Rhee

Her declaration of devastation not withstanding, mayor apparent Vincent C. Gray still wants a meeting with Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee. Speaking on the "The Kojo Nnamdi Show" this afternoon, Gray did not directly address her Wednesday night comment that this...

By Bill Turque  | September 17, 2010; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee  
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Rhee clarifies what she meant by 'devastating'

Michelle Rhee sent a letter to the editor seeking to clarify her remarks after the "Waiting for Superman" opening Wednesday night. In the letter, she said that Mayor Adrian Fenty's loss would be "devastating" only if "the results were to...

By Washington Post editors  | September 17, 2010; 11:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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State Superintendent of Education Briggs resigns

Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee is not the only major education player in the Fenty admnistration headed for the exit. State Superintendent of Education Kerri Briggs beat Rhee to the door Thursday, when she told staff and friends that she is...

By Bill Turque  | September 17, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Rhee: Election result 'devastating' for D.C. schoolchildren

Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee made it increasingly clear Wednesday evening that she has no long-term interest in serving as Vincent C. Gray's schools leader. Speaking at the Newseum to an auditorium studded with Washington A-listers gathered for the red...

By Bill Turque  | September 16, 2010; 1:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (183)
Categories:  D.C. Mayor's Race, Michelle Rhee  
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Gray on keeping Rhee: "We'll see"

In an interview to be broadcast this evening, CNN's John King asked Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray what is certain to be the number one post-primary question if he wins: whether he'll try to retain Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee. Here's...

By Bill Turque  | September 14, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  D.C. Mayor's Race, Michelle Rhee  
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Celebration glosses over fine print on bonuses

My invitation to last Friday's Union Station reception for the 663 "highly effective" DCPS teachers must have gotten hung up in The Post mailroom, which happens from time to time. So I can't offer a first-hand account of the event,...

By Bill Turque  | September 14, 2010; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Test scores, Washington Teachers' Union  
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Vote Fenty, or else

In the last hours of the campaign, Fenty forces are making sure no worst-case scenario goes unspun when describing a Gray administration. Monday morning, Fenty campaign staff called around to Post reporters asking if anyone had pointed out that the...

By Bill Turque  | September 13, 2010; 2:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  D.C. Mayor's Race, Michelle Rhee  
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