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Michelle Rhee

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  • Stop blaming teachers for poor student performance

    Stop blaming teachers for poor student performance
    The Baltimore City Council, spurred by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, deserves praise for its resolution endorsing the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, to be held in Washington, D.C., on July 30. This march, and the national attention it...
  • Large number of city teachers receive unsatisfactory evaluations

    A significant number of Baltimore teachers — in some schools as many as 60 percent of the staff — have received unsatisfactory ratings on their midyear evaluations as the system moves to implement a pay-for-performance contract that's...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Hard lessons with Michelle Rhee

    No one, it seems, is lukewarm about Michelle Rhee; she's a pass-fail figure, inspiring or polarizing. In the name of reforming public schools, the onetime Teach for America teacher, depending on your viewpoint, either trailblazed or bulldozed her way...
  • Cheating scandals put tests in the spotlight

    Cheating scandals put tests in the spotlight
    In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them. In Atlanta, one...
  • In Digital Age, schools that succeed are schools that connect

    In Digital Age, schools that succeed are schools that connect
    Michelle Rhee is back in town. This time it is as a "grass-roots" activist who only wants to put children first. Surely many of her fans in the testing industry think that's really at the heart of what they are doing. They look at failing public...
  • Grasmick to overhaul teacher training at Towson University

    Grasmick to overhaul teacher training at Towson University
    Several months after Nancy S. Grasmick left her job as state superintendent of schools, Michelle Rhee, the former schools chief in Washington, spoke in Baltimore and let a secret slip. She told the crowd at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall that Grasmick...
  • Michelle Rhee group gives Fla a B- for ed reform policy

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A new national report card by StudentsFirst, the education advocacy group founded by former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, gives Florida a B- for its education policies. But, that grade also gives the state a ranking of...
  • Florida ranks well in new report card by StudentsFirst (Michelle Rhee’s group likes state policies)

     
    Update: Criticism from American Federal of Teachers added to post. Florida ranks second in the nationwhen it comes to state education laws that promote quality education, according to a new report cardby StudentsFirst. The group was founded by...
  • Michelle Rhee to address House education panel, too

     
    Michelle Rhee will be doing the legislative circuit next week, speaking to the Florida Senate's education committee and to a House education subcommittee. At both meetings, she's slated to discuss “teacher quality,” which has become short hand...
  • So are our schools awful – or pretty good?

     
    Former Washington DC school boss Michelle Rhee testified in front of the Legislature today about the need for school reform.  She advocated firing 8 percent of the state’s teachers. Sen. Bill Montford, D-Tallahassee, asked Rhee about the recent...
  • Michelle Rhee: Superstar!

     
    Michelle Rhee got star treatment when she came to Tallahassee, literally. She was introduced as amovie star to legislators. I think Rhee could bea valuable front person for reform. But come on.Jeb Bush has been preaching these reforms...