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Michelle Rhee

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  • School board election: Split decision for Deasy; 3rd race to runoff

     
    In a school board election that attracted national money and attention, candidates backing both Supt. John Deasy and the teachers union won election Tuesday night....
  • Rick Scott's stance on vouchers scares teachers

    Rick Scott's stance on vouchers scares teachers
    Gov. Rick Scott, the scary bald man now in charge of our state, is scaring the bejabbers out of the public-school establishment. The vouchers-for-all proposal put out by his transition team has the state teachers unions in a panic. The Florida Education...
  • 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...
  • Can Rick Scott's pension ideas get past GOP?

    Can Rick Scott's pension ideas get past GOP?
    A lot of Republicans in Tallahassee probably are wishing Alex Sink won the election. At least she understood the ground rules of what you can and can't do. Scott is oblivious. He is the first governor since the burning of Sodom and Gomorrah to take...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Unified leads nation by far in number of charter school students

     
    The Los Angeles Unified School District continues to have more charter school students than any school system in the country, according to the latest data released by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. L.A. Unified, with about 68,500...