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)
  • Even high-performing schools are failing to meet federal “progress” standards. (Flypaper)
  • There are promising new models of remedial education at community colleges. (Hechinger)
  • A District 2 parent contests Chancellor Klein’s comments at a public meeting. (NYC Parents)
  • A group of parent activists threw its support behind Tony Avella for New York State Senate. (Ed Notes)
  • The AFT, not the NEA, has a member on the new NJ teacher effectiveness task force. (The Record)
  • And happy Halloween! One WA school canceled its celebration for disrespecting witches. (ABC)

Source: Anna Phillips