Monthly Archives: October 2010

Remainders: Michelle Rhee bids adieu to D.C. schools

Today was Michelle Rhee’s last day as Washington, D.C.’s schools chancellor. (GOOD) D.C.’s teachers union conceded that Rhee didn’t make up the budget gap. (WaPo) One of a teacher’s top students is struggling in her other, larger classes. (Pissed Off Teacher) Sara Mead: there are too many poor students to make middle-class schools integrated. (EdWeek) … Continue reading

Remainders: Michelle Rhee’s bids adieu to D.C. schools

Today was Michelle Rhee’s last day as Washington, D.C.’s schools chancellor. (GOOD) D.C.’s teachers union conceded that Rhee didn’t make up the budget gap. (WaPo) One of a teacher’s top students is struggling in her other, larger classes. (Pissed Off Teacher) Sara Mead: there are too many poor students to make middle-class schools integrated. (EdWeek) … Continue reading

City official and biggest critic find slivers of common ground

Put the Department of Education’s Deputy Chancellor for Accountability Shael Polakow-Suransky in a room with Diane Ravitch, one of the city’s most outspoken critics, and you might reasonably expect sparks to fly. But when NYU’s Wagner Education Policy Studies Association put them together on a panel earlier this week, where they agreed turned out to … Continue reading