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2013-02-02 23:00:37

The Sacramento Speakers Series presented education reform advocate and StudentsFirst founder and CEO, Michelle Rhee at the Community Center Theater on Tuesday, January 29th as part of this year´s lineup. The six-part lecture series showcases contemporary insights from some of today´s most influential figures. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 The Sacramento Speakers Series presented education reform advocate and StudentsFirst founder and CEO, Michelle Rhee at the...

2011-01-05 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Americans will demand that children gain access to more effective and challenging schools during America's first-ever National School Choice Week, January 23-29, 2011 (www.schoolchoiceweek.com) National School Choice Week will shine a dramatic spotlight on the need for effective educational options for every child. More than 150 state and national organizations will host major events across the country, which are expected to attract...

2010-05-26 10:53:00

10 Who Are 10 Annual Awards Supports Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" Initiative WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, May 27th Washington D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee will present ten 10-year-old fourth and fifth graders with $2000 scholarship grants towards their college education thanks to the 17th Annual 10 Who Are 10 Awards Competition. The 2010 creative theme "Let's Move it Monday," fostered by The Monday Campaigns, focuses on the importance of...

2009-09-28 08:15:00

RCK Corp. and Open Text Work for and with OCTO and DCPS to Deliver First Major District Agency Web Site Upgrade WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Complementing the announcement by Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) new Teaching and Learning Framework, RCK Corp. and Open Text (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), working for and with OCTO and DCPS, successfully completed the District's first agency Web site, www.dcps.dc.gov, to undergo...

2009-01-19 22:59:00

Internationally acclaimed artist and advocate announces partnership between foundation and Oyster-Adams Bilingual Elementary School to aid needy Colombian school children WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with MLK Day and President Elect Obama's call to service, Shakira, Washington DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Labor Secretary-designate Hilda Solis and DC School Chancellor Michelle Rhee joined students and families for a morning of culture and service at Oyster-Adams Bilingual...

2008-11-11 06:00:17

By Greg Toppo WASHINGTON -- Great news for the Obamas: If they want to strike a populist note and send their two daughters to a District of Columbia public school, there are lots of choices. But will they have to get in line like everyone else for the most sought-after schools? As a candidate, President-elect Barack Obama praised D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee as "a wonderful new superintendent" who is "working very hard with the young mayor there." Rhee, 38, has moved...

2008-10-14 12:00:25

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Rhee, chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), was recently featured on DistrictLeadersPodcast.org, a Web site that provides a lively, informative and easily accessible forum for school superintendents and other educational leaders. In the podcast, Chancellor Rhee discusses the challenges she has faced in her reform of a school system that had gone through six leaders in 10 years. The city's newly elected mayor, Adrian Fenty,...

2008-10-07 21:00:31

By Katy Murphy EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a sampling of the Education Report, Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/education. Oct. 3 Michelle Rhee, the chancellor of Washington, D.C.'s public schools, made a name for herself last year by announcing plans to fire 100 central office administrators and close 23 schools. Before her appointment, Rhee had never run a school herself. But at age 37, she was picked by Mayor Adrian Fenty to reform a...

2008-09-09 03:00:00

The Washington Post could have been writing about Richmond when it said earlier this year that officials in D.C. "may well have come up with a way to stem the exodus of children from the troubled public schools: Just make it harder for popular charter schools to set up shop. A mean-spirited proposal to impose new restrictions on charter schools threatens to undo one of the few good-news stories in Washington education." Much the same has happened here in River City, where the school...

2008-08-27 00:00:38

By Dmedit SPENDING per student in the Washington, D.C., school system is 47 percent above the national average. Results are not. In fact, educational results are among the nation's lowest. The Associated Press described D.C. schools as "the nation's most dysfunctional school system." The latest data from the Census Bureau said D.C. schools spent $13,446 a year per student. The national average is $9,138. There are many reasons for poor academic results, many of them socio-economic. A...


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