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Michelle Rhee

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  • Political star rising for woman behind outside school race spending in Burbank, L.A.

    Political star rising for woman behind outside school race spending in Burbank, L.A.
    If you're a registered voter in Burbank, chances are you've recieved one or more mailers supporting certain school board candidates from political action committees backed by StudentsFirst. The L.A. Times has a profile out today on Michelle Rhee,...
  • In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

    In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid. The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
  • U.S. schools chief endorses release of teacher data

    U.S. schools chief endorses release of teacher data
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday that parents have a right to know if their children's teachers are effective, endorsing the public release of information about how well individual teachers fare at raising their students' test scores....
  • Teachers unions' clout in question

    Teachers unions' clout in question
    Teachers unions have a well-deserved reputation for exercising political clout. With a nearly unparalleled ability to raise cash and organize their ranks, they have elected school boards, influenced legislation and helped set the public school agenda in...
  • D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.

    WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation. The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...
  • Parent trigger bills get first, favorable votes; parent groups call them latest effort to privitize public schools

     
    In case you missed it, here is our story from earlier today on the so-called “parent trigger” bills, which got “yes” committee votes in both the Florida House and Senate today. The bills are opposed by many of Florida's parent...
  • Michelle Rhee's advice: Stop overpraising kids

     
    StudentsFirst chief Michelle Rhee is a lightning-rod figure in educational reform, and I talked to her at length for my ''Patt Morrison Asks'' column. Her goal of a tough-love, top-to-bottom overhaul of public schools doesn't stop in the classroom or........
  • Parent trigger bill gets another favorable committee vote in House

     
    The so-called parent trigger bill – the one that would allow parents to help determine¬†a¬†plan for a struggling school — got a favorable vote today by the House education committee. That pleased Michelle Rhee and Jeb Bush's education groups,...
  • Teacher incentives: Another if-only that doesn't measure up

     
    When it comes to raising achievement in public schools, theories abound. Not just theories. Absolute certitude. If only schools were smaller, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation used to think, before it pushed for and got such schools throughout the...
  • Senators block parent trigger bill from floor vote (but it’s not dead yet)

     
    The Senate today refused to pull the parent trigger bill from committee for an immediate floor vote, as Tallahassee colleague Aaron Deslatte explains here. The move meant the bill — already passed by the House — remains in the Senate's...
  • California can't afford to cut transitional kindergarten [Blowback]

     
    Research shows that transitional kindergarten results in greater academic achievement, higher graduation rates and better jobs, and saves schools money by reducing the number of students entering special education or having to be held back a grade....