Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee were married over the weekend in a private ceremony in Tennessee.
The D.C. public schools system laid off 413 teachers and staff Friday for failing meet expectations in its teacher-evaluation system or falling short of other requirements.
Mayor Vincent. C. Gray's pick to lead the District's public school system received open support from several council members on Thursday, despite mixed reviews from the public and varying opinions about her links to the prior regime.
Granted, school reform is not a sporting event, but generals and politicians routinely twin sports and public policy. In that spirit, I offer this suggestion: With last week's greatly downgraded assessment of "cheating" in D.C. schools, we need a referee to call a strike count on the campaign to smear former schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.
The District has invalidated 2010 standardized test scores from three D.C. public school classrooms, citing clear evidence of violations or a "strong suspicion" of them, the city's Office of the State Superintendent of Education said Wednesday.
With states from New Jersey to Indiana searching for ways to modify teacher compensation and teacher tenure laws, the pioneering work by Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of schools for the District of Columbia, has come under increasing scrutiny.
When it comes to throwing resources at the dropout problem, the D.C. government, like most bureaucracies, is as splintered and resourceful as they come.
The recent announcement by D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray that he will keep Kaya Henderson as schools chancellor after her interim tour would, at first glance, suggest that he is sticking with Michelle Rhee's controversial school reforms.