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The reverberations from the departure of Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso will be felt nationally as well as locally. Six years ago, I was a member of the Baltimore school board that hired him. Our risky vision was to try to recruit a game-changer...
Several months after Nancy S. Grasmick left her job as state superintendent of schools, Michelle Rhee, the former schools chief in Washington, spoke in Baltimore and let a secret slip. She told the crowd at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall that Grasmick...
A significant number of Baltimore teachers — in some schools as many as 60 percent of the staff — have received unsatisfactory ratings on their midyear evaluations as the system moves to implement a pay-for-performance contract that's...
Michelle Rhee is back in town. This time it is as a "grass-roots" activist who only wants to put children first. Surely many of her fans in the testing industry think that's really at the heart of what they are doing. They look at failing public...
The Baltimore City Council, spurred by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, deserves praise for its resolution endorsing the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, to be held in Washington, D.C., on July 30. This march, and the national attention it...
The race for an open seat on the Los Angeles Board of Education was close in early returns with Monica Ratliff ahead despite financial support and union backing that made her opponent, Antonio Sanchez, a heavy favorite. In the Los Angeles Community...
St. Louis Post-DispatchIn a stinging rebuke to Speaker Tim Jones, the heavily Republican House has rejected for the second time his drive to tie educators' job evaluations to students' academic progress. The latest defeat came shortly before midnight Wednesday, when...
The Kansas City StarThere ought to be a grading system for politicians tinkering with education reform. Something to ensure they are pro-children, not simply anti-union. None exists, so behold the Missouri legislature. Efforts to speed up a possible state takeover of the...
The Florida Senate proved its value on Tuesday by not approving SB 0862, the Parent Empowerment in Education Act — better known as the "Parent Trigger" bill. The tie vote — 20-20, the same tally as last year – effectively killed the...
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The contentious "parent trigger" bill failed again in the Florida Senate, dying Tuesday on a tie vote just as it did in 2012. The bill aimed to give parents more say in the fate of a struggling school, allowing them, by petition, to select a "turnaround"...
Portland Press Herald, MaineThere's a lot of money in the trash business. Just ask the Maine Legislature. For the past three months, the media spotlight has been trained on several hot-button topics, including the state's next two-year budget, Medicaid expansion and using a...
Miami HeraldFor weeks, it seemed, few parents in Florida supported the so-called parent trigger bill. And then, a video began circulating in the Capitol. The video, featuring South Florida moms praising the legislation, was attributed to a mysterious grassroots...
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