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Reflections on the First Day of School

For the school divisions in my immediate area, today was the first day of school. I know some districts have gone back earlier in August, but around here, today was the day. 569 more words

More on Michelle Rhee's promises concerning DCPS

I continue with a further look at one of the promises that Michelle Rhee and her acolytes and funders made, namely,

To repeat: DCPS’ goal is to be in the top half of districts by the 2012-13 NAEP-TUDA administration. 78 more words

Social Policy

Did ANY of Michelle Rhee's promises actually work in DC?

You may recall that Michelle Rhee promised that she would produce miracles in Washington DC’s public schools if she got the money from various foundations and the freedom to fire teachers as she pleased. 291 more words

Social Policy

5 Back-to-school tips to keep kids healthy

It seems like once children go back-to-school they start bringing home a new sickness every week.

This cycle is inevitable; children exposed to other children will spread germs quickly when confined to close quarters like classrooms, and the younger children are the less likely they are to practice certain hygiene musts (like covering a sneeze properly). 591 more words


Charlotte Iserbyt

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt is an American whistle blower and freelance writer who served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. 68 more words