Washington, D.C.

Black Lash
December 08, 2010

The education reform movement has taken some heavy blows recently. Washington, D.C. lost its excellent schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee, the reform movement’s poster child, after her employer, Mayor Adrian Fenty, failed to win a second term—in part because teachers’ unions, unhappy with Rhee, shelled out $1 million to defeat the incumbent.

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November 29, 2010

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November 23, 2010

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November 19, 2010

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November 15, 2010

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November 04, 2010

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October 29, 2010

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Waterworld
September 24, 2010

This fall, construction is set to begin on a $4 million pop-up floodwall near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It’s designed to be assembled quickly in the event that torrential rains cause the nearby Potomac River to spill into the city. (Four years ago, heavy storms led to the flooding of buildings like the National Archives and the offices of the IRS.) The ten-foot wall is high enough that it should be able to stop even monster floods like the one in 1942 that caused millions of dollars in damage. But the new barrier will have one glaring flaw.

What Will Happen to D.C. Schools If Michelle Rhee Leaves? UPDATED
September 15, 2010

What would public schools in Washington, D.C., be like without Michelle Rhee? It’s the big question of the day, after incumbent Adrian Fenty lost the Democratic nomination for mayor to city council Chairman Vincent Gray on Tuesday. It was Fenty who appointed the hard-charging, reform-minded Rhee. Before the election, Rhee hinted that she might leave her job if Gray won and became mayor (as he is all but certain to do, since there’s currently no Republican opponent to face in the November general election).

The Fate of Education Reform In A Republican Congress Doesn't Look Good
September 15, 2010

Washington, D.C. might not be the only place where a change in elected officials could soon disrupt education reform. Education Week has an interview today with Congressman John Kline, who, if the GOP takes the House this November, would likely become the chairman of the education and labor committee. And it doesn’t sound like he’s on board with many of the Obama administration’s key reform initiatives. He doesn’t want to give the administration additional money to extend its hallmark Race to the Top competition: This is the U.S.

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