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Book review: ‘Radical: Fighting to Put Students First’ by Michelle Rhee

Michelle Rhee

If you are, have been or might soon be the parent of a school-age child in Washington,you have an opinion about Michelle Rhee, who ran the city’s public schools from 2007 to 2010. In a town full of divisive personalities, Rhee polarized opinion more than any other public figure I can remember, with the exception of a handful of officials.


Nearly Half the Teachers in New York City Are Denied Tenure in 2012

The education reform movement, slow economies and federal grant competitions have led lawmakers to tighten the requirements for earning and keeping tenure.


Cheating scandal brings school reforms

Atlanta's schools will flag suspicious test scores and achieve a culture of integrity in the wake of a cheating scandal that could lead to criminal charges, officials said Thursday.


Obama: Money without reform won’t fix schools

Speaking to TODAY's Matt Lauer in the Green Room of the White House for nearly 30 minutes, President Obama said that additional funding tied to significant reforms — including a longer school year and lifting teaching as a profession — is a much-needed fix.


Gates Foundation invests more than $300 million in ed reform

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Thursday announced a $335 million investment in teacher effectiveness, with major grants for experiments in tenure, evaluation, compensation, training and mentoring in three large school systems ...


Duncan to call for change in teachers' education

Duncan to call for change in teachers' education

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is expected to push for reforms in how teachers are taught when he speaks at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York on Thursday.


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