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Michelle Rhee Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She Founded
8/13/14 | Huffington Post
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Winter 2010 | Education Next
In the Huffington Post, Joy Resmovits reports that Michelle Rhee plans to step down as CEO of StudentsFirst.
June Kronholz profiled Rhee for Ed Next when Rhee was D.C. Schools Chancellor in “D.C.’s Braveheart: Can Michelle Rhee Wrest Control of the D.C. School System from Decades of Failure”
In three weeks, Lily Eskelsen Garcia takes over the leadership of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union. Lyndsey Layton profiles her in today’s Washington Post.
The bottom line: the tests are hard, as expected, but the choice of texts needs work.
Teach For America announced today that half of this year’s 5,300 recruits are people of color. The organization has recently changed some of its recruiting techniques to generate a more diverse applicant pool.
How can we make sure that the major elements of the policy agenda fit well together and are not working at cross-purposes?
As blended learning continues to grow, one of the challenges education leaders are facing is the fact that knowledge of the concept spreads faster than expertise on how to foster and support it.
On paper, the Democratic Party and huge swaths of black and Hispanic families craving better school options for their kids have been on a collision course for years.
Education reform has never thoughtfully discussed, much less enumerated, what ought to be conserved.
Our study did address all three ways in which peer influences might make a difference in KIPP’s success, but reached its clearest conclusions about the effects of student attrition and replacement patterns.
The new study is far less definitive than advertised because it addresses, at most, only one of the three ways in which peer influences might make a difference in KIPP’s success.
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