District of Columbia

headline thumbnail
For Michelle A. Rhee, exposing mismanagement, incompetence, and wide disparities in teaching quality has been a deliberate tactic as she builds her case to overhaul one of the nation’s most beleaguered school districts.
August 25, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
A study of the federally funded program, which faces an uncertain future in Congress, finds few gains for voucher recipients on the whole, but points to possible reading improvements for certain subgroups of students.
June 16, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
Michelle A. Rhee said she’s looking to ramp up the role of external providers to improve the system, including to take the reins of low-performing schools.
May 21, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
The district has failed to meet the requirements of a 2006 class action to provide adequate special education services to students with disabilities.
May 21, 2008 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week
Critics of the buyout program say it encourages young and midlevel teachers to resign.
April 23, 2008 – Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings called the request “an unprecedented partnership” between the city and federal governments.
February 20, 2008 – Education Week
Most parents of students receiving aid through the Opportunity Scholarship Program say they have seen progress in the program’s handling of school safety issues and in efforts to make academics a higher priority.
January 9, 2008 – Education Week
Michelle A. Rhee, the chancellor of the public school system in the nation’s capital, soon will have the authority to fire employees in the central office.
January 9, 2008 – Education Week
Michelle A. Rhee, the chancellor of the troubled public school system in the nation’s capital, soon will have the authority to fire hundreds of workers in the central office after the District of Columbia Council approved a measure today to grant her that power.
December 18, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
Many parents are angry at Michelle A. Rhee's announcement to close or consolidate two dozen schools across the 50,000-student system.
December 12, 2007 – Education Week

Best of Daily Newspapers

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented

Sponsor Insights

Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

To Address Chronic Absenteeism, Dig into the Data

Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Keep Your Schools Safe and Responsive to Real Challenges

Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

The research: Reading Benchmark Assessments

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

All Students Are Language Learners: The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

How to Support All Students with Equitable Pathways

2019 K-12 Digital Content Report

3-D Learning & Assessment for K–5 Science

Climate Change, LGBTQ Issues, Politics & Race: Instructional Materials for Teaching Complex Topics

Closing the Science Achievement Gap

Evidence-based Coaching: Key Driver(s) of Scalable Improvement District-Wide

Advancing Literacy with Large Print

Research Sheds New Light on the Reading Brain

3 Unique Learner Profiles for Emerging Bilinguals

Effective Questioning Practices to Spur Thinking

Empower Reading Teachers with Proven Literacy PD

Student Engagement Lessons from 3 Successful Districts

Response to Intervention Centered on Student Learning

The Nonnegotiable Attributes of Effective Feedback

SEE MORE Insights >