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D.C. Schools Insider Archive: D.C. Mayor's Race

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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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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Fact-checking the mayoral debate

Education came up early and often during Wednesday's afternoon Newseum mayoral debate. In high-stakes political events like this the first casualties often are nuance, context and recent history. Some of the factual claims fell into the "Yes, but" category, where...

By Bill Turque  | September 1, 2010; 4:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  D.C. Mayor's Race, Michelle Rhee  
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Achievement gap creeps back up in 2010

The central theme of last week's story on the Fenty-Rhee education record was that sobering caveats lurked under the rosy numbers cited by the administration on the campaign trail. Drill deeper on test scores, enrollment, graduation rates, facilities and special...

By Bill Turque  | August 24, 2010; 6:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  D.C. Mayor's Race, Michelle Rhee, Test scores  
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Race to Top win a big score for Fenty-Rhee camp

The District hit pay dirt today, scoring a win in the second-round of the Race to the Top grant competition. It means $75 million for DCPS and 34 public charter schools to invest in turning around failing schools, toughening teacher...

By Bill Turque  | August 24, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  D.C. Mayor's Race, Michelle Rhee  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Addendum to Fenty-Rhee story, Bill Turque , August 19, 2010
Fenty backs out of education debate with Gray, Washington Post Editors , June 28, 2010
 
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