Rhee says that for now, Duke Ellington will stay on Reservoir Road

Ever since the Washington Post reported that D.C. School Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s office did a cost analysis for moving the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Rhee has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from furious parents…. Read More

Duke Ellington School of the Arts may be moved out of Ward 2

Having already replaced the principal of Hardy Middle School in a much-criticized attempt to make the school more appealing to local families, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee is eyeing the Duke Ellington School of the Arts—that’s the one… Read More

Principal Pope of Hardy Middle School ousted by Rhee

On Friday afternoon at Georgetown’s Hardy Middle School, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee proved speculations that she would remove the well-liked Principal Patrick Pope from his post to be correct. The Washington Post‘s Bill Turque reported that before a roomful… Read More

Rhee to make “major announcement” about Georgetown school, meet with parents

Hardy Middle School Michelle Rhee, the gung-ho, tenure-terminating, union-hated D.C. school chancellor, has more or less left schools in the Georgetown neighborhood alone. In October, however, a Northwest Current article reported that she planned to make a “major… Read More

The District Digest: Same-sex marriage showdown

The D.C. Board of Elections ruled that the newly passed law recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states is not subject to a referendum vote. The board ruled that if a referendum were allowed on the issue, they… Read More

Michelle Rhee goes nationwide

Time’s cover story this week is about DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.  Noted for her fierce demeanor and commitment of school reform, Rhee has “promised to make Washington the highest-performing urban school district in the nation.” The… Read More

Fact-checking the presidential candidates’ claims about DC public schools

In between all those Joe the Plumber references, the DC Public Schools got some play in last night’s presidential debate. One of the few things Obama and McCain agreed on was that DCPS sucks. Here’s the relevant clip… Read More

Michelle Rhee’s own Tammany Hall

In the midst of contract negotiations between DC Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the Washington Teachers’ Union, a group of area business people have taken matters into their own hands by hiring teachers to lobby their fellow… Read More

Michelle Rhee’s tier program more sinister than previously thought

Michelle Rhee’s tiered pay plan would allow DC school teachers to trade their tenure and scheduled pay raises in exchange for merit bonuses. Seems fair, but Nathan Saunders of the Washington Teacher’s Union is on WAMU right now… Read More

When Michelle Rhee’s revolution comes, teachers’ unions will be the first against the wall

Michelle Rhee never stops thinking of ways to change Washington’s schools, and she’s rolling out another one today. Rhee promises that her proposal, which creates two tiers of teachers, will “revolutionize education as we know it”. With a… Read More