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  • Michelle Rhee’s agenda: Fix “broken” education system, a “bureaucracy about adults”

     
    Michelle Rhee, now an education adviser to Gov. Rick Scott, today released her new organization's agenda for fixing America's “broken” education system. Rhee, the former chancellor for Washington, D.C. schools, launched the group StudentsFirst...
  • Hillsborough hosting conference on teacher quality/pay next week (all local districts sending representatives)

     
    The Hillsborough school district — which won millions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to rethink teacher evaluations and pay — has invited superintendents and union leaders to a conference on that topic next week. Rep...
  • Senate Committee Plans All-Day Hearing On Vouchers.

     
    If You're Planning To Attend ... ... tomorrow's Senate Education Committee hearing on emerges.html">SB1, the legislation that would legalize school vouchers in PA, you'd better eat your Wheaties before work. The session in Hearing Room One of the North...
  • New Anti-Vouchers Group Emerges.

     
    Since You Can't Tell The Players ... ... without a scorecard, we're going to try to keep track of the personalities behind the coming fight over school vouchers in Pennsylvania. A new astroturf group calling itself "Pennsylvanians Opposed to School......
  • Among The Conservatives, Part I.

     
    About 800 Movement Conservatives ... ... packed into a hotel ballroom in suburban Harrisburg tonight for the annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference. Participants from all parts of the state spent the afternoon attending seminars on limited government...
  • Franklin Graham, Tim Keller will be guests on ABC’s ‘This Week’

     
    For Easter, ABC's "This Week" will offer interviews with the Rev. Franklin Graham and Pastor Tim Keller. Graham is president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Keller wrote "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism."...
  • Sunday shows: Rice, Graham, Rubin, O'Neill

     
    Also appearing on Sunday shows are John McCain, Rick Santorum, Michael Bloomberg, Joe Lieberman, Michael Bennett, Nicholas Burns and Randi Weingarten....
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 24 - 30 in PDF format TV listings for the week of April 24 - 30 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • National union leader Weingarten to visit Orlando tomorrow

     
    Randi Weingarten, the firebrand president of the American Federation of Teachers and the best-known national spokesperson for teachers, will be visiting Orlando on Thursday. “Randi wanted to come to Orlando to see a community that’s doing...
  • Connecticut shootings: Gun control is Sunday’s main topic

     
    Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
  • Anti-Michelle Rhee website traced back to teacher’s union

     
    Since I know how much love there is for Michelle Rhee (and Rhee-related news) among SchoolZone readers, I wanted to pass on this development: A site called RheeFirst.com, which goes after Michelle Rhee's track record in a very personal way, has been...