Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Rhee’

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The two Tommy Wells [WCP]
Council passes living wage bill in mammoth meeting, earns Walmart threat. [Housing Complex, WTOP, Post]
Transgender birth certificate bill passes. [DCist]
Council contract refusal could hold up instant lotto tickets. [WBJ]
D.C. accused of violating due process with vehicle seizures. [Times]
Retail group says living wage bill is "flawed." [WBJ]
Cab commission and two other agencies [...]

Dept. of Education: We Interviewed Former Principal

A long-awaited Frontline special on Michelle Rhee's tenure as schools chancellor finally aired last night. As the Post reported before the show aired, former Noyes Education Campus Principal Adell Cothorne alleged on the program that she witnessed possible answer tampering at the school but was never interviewed by the D.C. inspector general, who was tasked [...]

IG Looks Bad on Frontline

Question: who looks like the bad guy in Frontline's look at former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's tenure in D.C., which is set to air tomorrow?
Pick one:
A) Teachers' unions, for putting the interests of adults above those of students?
B) Mayor Vince Gray, for putting politics before principles?
C) Rhee, for creating chaos for its own sake?
D) District [...]

Rhee on Erasergate: No Biggie

LL didn't have room in his column this week for some highlights of former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's new memoir. One particularly interesting passage is Rhee's take on USA Today's investigation that found an almost impossibly large number of erasure marks on standardized tests.
Rhee acknowledges that her initial response to the story—attacking it as "insulting" to [...]

Rhee-visionist History

Like most sequels, the current round of D.C. Public Schools closings is a lot less dramatic than the first wave presided over by former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee four years ago.
That soap opera included a protest outside the Wilson Building set to Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” police removing a man who yelled expletives at [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Post Poops On Gray’s Big Day Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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The Three Amigos
Silent Irv to Grass Cutter: Don't Threaten Me

Good morning sweet readers! If the Cowboys keep losing, LL might have to pretend to start [...]

LL Daily: Quit Watching Me Edition

A deliberative roundup of one city's local politics. Send your tips, releases, stories, events, etc. to lips@washingtoncitypaper.com. And get LL Daily sent straight to your inbox every morning!
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Quit Watching Me!: More changes are in store for former Schools Chancellor [...]

Loose Lips Daily: My Bad Edition

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DCPS Forces Out 413 Teachers and Staff

Good morning sweet readers! Women's soccer, you are a harsh mistress. See you again in 12 years. News time:
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Cheh Looking to Put Pay Genie Back in Bottle?

A couple of months ago, LL reported on a bizarre effort by Mayor Vince Gray to increase the maximum pay he could offer agency heads by $100,000 a year.
The mayor, whose rocky start can be attributed to—in part—high executive pay, also wanted to add two new pay executive pay scales. Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Magic Money Magically Disappears Edition

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Inspector Gadget

Reporters Arrested at DCTC Meeting
Time to Panic: Fewer Lawyers in D.C.

Good morning sweet readers! It's Thursday, and you must know by now that free copies [...]

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