Behind the Headline: Michelle Rhee Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She Founded

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Michelle Rhee Prepares To Leave CEO Job At StudentsFirst, Group She Founded
8/13/14 | Huffington Post

Behind the Headline
D.C.’s Braveheart
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

Last year, Ed Next’s Mike Petrilli interviewed Rhee about her book, Radical, for the Ed Next Book Club podcast.

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Behind the Headline: Lunch Lady Rises to Teachers Union Leader and Takes On All Comers, Bluntly

By 08/12/2014 0 Comments

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.

New York’s Common Core Tests: Tough Questions, Curious Choices

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The bottom line: the tests are hard, as expected, but the choice of texts needs work.

Behind the Headline: Diversity on the Rise Among TFA Recruits

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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.

Education Reform’s Most Urgent Task

How can we make sure that the major elements of the policy agenda fit well together and are not working at cross-purposes?

Driving Blended Learning at the State Level

By 08/11/2014 0 Comments

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.

Suburbs Hold Key to Resolving Democratic Party’s Tensions over School Choice

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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.

Change and Preservation in Education Reform

By 08/08/2014 1 Comment

Education reform has never thoughtfully discussed, much less enumerated, what ought to be conserved.

KIPP, Student Attrition, and Peer Effects: A Response to Richard Kahlenberg

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.

What Explains KIPP’s Success? Peers May Be A Big Part of the Story

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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