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Michelle Rhee

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  • Kill tenure, cure schools?

    Without a doubt, California's poor and minority schoolchildren get more than their share of ineffective, unmotivated and demoralized teachers. But are the state laws governing teacher tenure, dismissal and layoffs now under attack in a Los Angeles court...
  • Michelle Rhee's group 'ramping up' education reform efforts in Florida

    Michelle Rhee's group 'ramping up' education reform efforts in Florida
    StudentsFirst, the education advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, said today it is "ramping up" its work in Florida by adding new staff members. In the past two years, the group pushed hard, and ultimately unsuccessfully, for state lawmakers to...
  • Florida ranks high on education report card put out by Michelle Rhee's group

    Florida ranks high on education report card put out by Michelle Rhee's group
    Florida ranked high on an education policy report card issued today by StudentsFirst, the advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee. The Sunshine State earned a B- on the report card, behind only Louisiana, which did just slightly better. The report...
  • White House France state dinner guest list

    White House France state dinner guest list
    The White House has released this list of expected attendees at Tuesday’s state dinner in honor of France.  The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Francois Hollande, president of French Republic Mr. J.J. Abrams, Pacific Palisades, CA Ms....
  • Ted Rall got it wrong on tenure and 'underpaid' teachers

    Ted Rall's Feb. 6 blog post and cartoon, "Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers," is long on demagoguery and little else. Even the title of the piece misses the mark. Contrary to what Rall writes, teachers in California's...
  • Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines

    Top stories of 2013: Political shifts topped Burbank headlines
    Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had...
  • Parent Trigger bill ready for vote in House

    A similar bill, officially a "parent empowerment" measure, was narrowly defeated last year in the Legislature. This year's version is as divisive as 2012's, The bill has the backing of influential lawmakers and influential education reform groups,...
  • For the Calderons, politics and its money are the family business

    For the Calderons, politics and its money are the family business
    SACRAMENTO — Ian Calderon's introduction to the family business began at the ripe age of 1. His dad, Charles Calderon, then a state senator, staged a carnival for his son's birthday at their Montebello home in 1986. The senator used $2,000 in...
  • Tony Bennett as education commissioner – more thoughts

     
    Tony Bennett is to wrap up his work in Indiana on Jan. 11 and start work in Tallahassee on Jan. 14, taking over as Florida's education commissioner. His appointment yesterday by the State Board of Education prompted praise and criticism, mostly as...
  • California gets F grade from education advocacy group

     
    California is sorely lacking when it comes to school reform, according to a rating of states issued by a high-profile education advocacy group. California received an overall grade of F, ranking 41st nationally, from StudentsFirst, a Sacramento-based...
  • Michelle Rhee group gives Fla a B- for ed reform policy

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A new national report card by StudentsFirst, the education advocacy group founded by former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, gives Florida a B- for its education policies. But, that grade also gives the state a ranking of...
  • Florida ranks well in new report card by StudentsFirst (Michelle Rhee’s group likes state policies)

     
    Update: Criticism from American Federal of Teachers added to post. Florida ranks second in the nation when it comes to state education laws that promote quality education, according to a new report card by StudentsFirst. The group was founded by...