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Michelle Rhee

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  • Michelle Rhee, 'a public school parent'?

    In the course of reporting a story about Michelle Rhee, the controversial former District of Columbia chancellor seeking to take her brand of education reform to statehouses across the country, the Los Angeles Times asked her spokeswoman a simple...
  • 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,...
  • Outside cash hits Burbank schools race

    Spending by political action committees has become increasingly common in Burbank city and school board races this year, apparently catching the candidates who benefited from that spending off guard. School board candidates David Dobson and Charlene...
  • Political star rising for woman behind outside school race spending in Burbank, L.A.

    Political star rising for woman behind outside school race spending in Burbank, L.A.
    If you're a registered voter in Burbank, chances are you've recieved one or more mailers supporting certain school board candidates from political action committees backed by StudentsFirst. The L.A. Times has a profile out today on Michelle Rhee,...
  • In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance

    In Florida, teacher pay now tied to performance
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed a far-reaching teacher merit-pay bill that will overhaul how teachers across the state will be evaluated and paid. The law creates an evaluation system that relies heavily on student test score data to judge teacher...
  • U.S. schools chief endorses release of teacher data

    U.S. schools chief endorses release of teacher data
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Monday that parents have a right to know if their children's teachers are effective, endorsing the public release of information about how well individual teachers fare at raising their students' test scores....
  • Teachers unions' clout in question

    Teachers unions' clout in question
    Teachers unions have a well-deserved reputation for exercising political clout. With a nearly unparalleled ability to raise cash and organize their ranks, they have elected school boards, influenced legislation and helped set the public school agenda in...
  • D.C. schools may hold lesson for L.A.

    WASHINGTON -- Roxanne Brummell has thrived in what many consider the toughest new testing ground for teachers in the nation. The fifth-grade teacher in Washington, D.C., earned a "highly effective" rating under the district's controversial system that...
  • Parent trigger bills get first, favorable votes; parent groups call them latest effort to privitize public schools

     
    In case you missed it, here is our story from earlier today on the so-called “parent trigger” bills, which got “yes” committee votes in both the Florida House and Senate today. The bills are opposed by many of Florida's parent...
  • Michelle Rhee's advice: Stop overpraising kids

     
    StudentsFirst chief Michelle Rhee is a lightning-rod figure in educational reform, and I talked to her at length for my ''Patt Morrison Asks'' column. Her goal of a tough-love, top-to-bottom overhaul of public schools doesn't stop in the classroom or........
  • Parent trigger bill gets another favorable committee vote in House

     
    The so-called parent trigger bill – the one that would allow parents to help determine a plan for a struggling school — got a favorable vote today by the House education committee. That pleased Michelle Rhee and Jeb Bush's education groups,...
  • Teacher incentives: Another if-only that doesn't measure up

     
    When it comes to raising achievement in public schools, theories abound. Not just theories. Absolute certitude. If only schools were smaller, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation used to think, before it pushed for and got such schools throughout the...