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Michelle Rhee

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  • 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....
  • California mayors like Fl’s parent trigger plan; state parent groups not so much

     
    The California group Parent Revolution — which is pushing parent trigger laws nationwide — sent out a release this morning noting that two California mayors are in favor of…. Florida's parent-trigger plan. Meanwhile, at a Tallahassee...
  • Michelle Rhee’s Olympic ad: Chubby man stumbles through gymnastic routine, showing “failures” of U.S. schools

     
      Michelle Rhee's education group has put out a new ad that plays off the Olympics and aims to show that in the “education Olympics” American students “aren't faring as well when it comes to global competition with their peers.”...
  • Colorado massacre: No. 1 topic Sunday morning

     
    THIS POST HAS BEEN REVISED A FINAL TIME AT 9:10 P.M. ET SATURDAY: The Colorado movie-theater massacre will be the top story on Sunday morning programs. You can expect the latest news from Aurora, Colo., on CBS' “Face the Nation,” ABC's “...
  • New movie re-ignites “parent trigger” debate

     
    As part of the GOP convention in Tampa, some guests are attending a preview of the new movie Won't Back Down, a film that is creating buzz and controversy in education circles.  According to the schedule sent out this morning, in fact, their viewing...
  • Paul Ryan on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Chris Christie on 3 shows

     
    Paul Ryan, left, and Mitt Romney campaigned in Vandalia, Ohio, on Tuesday. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images THIS ITEM HAS BEEN UPDATED: The guest list for Sunday morning: Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a guest on “Fox News...
  • Tony Bennett as education commissioner – more thoughts

     
    Tony Bennett is to wrap up his work in Indiana on Jan. 11 and start work in Tallahassee on Jan. 14, taking over as Florida's education commissioner. His appointment yesterday by the State Board of Education prompted praise and criticism, mostly as...