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Latest Michelle Rhee Items
As their colleagues in New York City and suburban Washington face salary freezes, furloughs and layoffs, D.C. teachers on Wednesday approved a $140 million contract that grants them raises retroactive to 2007.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES The New York-based nonprofit group founded by acting D.C. schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee will continue working on the nearly $1 million in school consulting contracts it received weeks before Mrs. Rhee was appointed.
For months, the public tossed and turned over Mayor Fenty's proposal to reform public education. While the proposal became actual law weeks back, the public has yet to settle down. Now the mayor has his new school-leadership lineup on deck, so the immediate attention turns to the D.C. Council, which held a series of highly frank and contentious hearings on the Fenty proposal. Today, the council is scheduled to begin the first of at least three public hearings on the mayor's school appointees. While the appointees' testimony is a naturally important part of the confirmation process, the linchpin is in the hands of the council.