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D.C. Schools Insider Archive: Michelle Rhee

Rhee: D.C. school bureaucracy makes 'no sense'

"Having run a large public school system, I can tell you that a lot of things the District does make absolutely no sense whatsoever," Rhee said.

By Bill Turque  | March 3, 2011; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Friends of Bedford apply for charter

Friends of Bedford, the New York-based school management group ousted from Dunbar High by the DCPS in December, has applied to open a new public charter high school in Ward 4 in the fall of 2012. Bedford, hired by former...

By Bill Turque  | February 2, 2011; 8:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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DCPS scraps Saturday Scholars

A weekend test prep program established by former Chancellor Michelle Rhee to help raise DC CAS scores has been discontinued because of low attendance, budget pressures and "limited effectiveness." A memo to principals Thursday said that Saturday Scholars, offered between January and April for the last three years to help students prepare for the standardized tests, would not return in 2011.

By Bill Turque  | January 14, 2011; 7:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Test scores  
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So when exactly was Rhee's last day?

The plan, by every official account, was that the Michelle Rhee era at DCPS would draw to a close on Friday, the last working day of October. Kaya Henderson, who had moved into Rhee's office that day, would be interim...

By Bill Turque  | November 2, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Breaking: Saunders forces Parker into WTU runoff

George Parker's five-year run as Washington Teachers' Union president is at risk, based on the preliminary count in a WTU presidential race with a stunningly low turnout. Nathan Saunders, the union's general vice president, edged Parker 334 to 313, forcing...

By Bill Turque  | October 27, 2010; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee, Washington Teachers' Union  
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Rhee's tough advice falls flat with some in Tampa

It was only a week ago that Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee co-authored an Outlook piece with Mayor Adrian M. Fenty that expressed pride in their accomplishments but also acknowledged that they "fell short" in building broad community support for school...

By Bill Turque  | October 25, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Older Entries in This Category »

More, still, on the meaning of Rhee , Bill Turque , October 19, 2010
Parents react to Michelle Rhee's departure, Bill Turque , October 13, 2010
What grade would you give Rhee?, Christopher Dean Hopkins , October 12, 2010
Stanford prof says Rhee needed her own base, Bill Turque , September 29, 2010
Gray still wants to sit down with Rhee, Bill Turque , September 17, 2010
Gray on keeping Rhee: "We'll see", Bill Turque , September 14, 2010
Celebration glosses over fine print on bonuses, Bill Turque , September 14, 2010
Vote Fenty, or else, Bill Turque , September 13, 2010
Rhee going on Oprah, Washington Post editors , September 10, 2010
Wilson students waiting for books, Bill Turque , September 8, 2010
DCPS stories worth reading, Bill Turque , September 7, 2010
Fact-checking the mayoral debate, Bill Turque , September 1, 2010
Rhee: Performance money coming soon , Bill Turque , August 29, 2010
A tale of two gaps, Bill Turque , August 27, 2010
Achievement gap creeps back up in 2010, Bill Turque , August 24, 2010
Why Rhee chose Anita Dunn , Bill Turque , August 11, 2010
 
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