Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Rhee Group PA Connection/NYT Shanghai PISA Scores


There’s a Pennsylvania connection to the Michelle Rhee story – Students First is one of the groups that contributed a large chunk of the $5 million that was donated to State Senator Anthony Williams’ gubernatorial campaign (specifically because he was pro-voucher).


A Former Schools Chief Shapes Her Comeback


NY Times By TRIP GABRIEL  Published: December 6, 2010
Ever since Michelle Rhee resigned under pressure as chancellor of the Washington, D.C., schools in October, rumors have flown about her next move.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/07/us/07rhee.html?ref=education


Top Test Scores From Shanghai Stun Educators


NY Times By SAM DILLON  Published: December 7, 2010
With China’s debut in international standardized testing, students in Shanghai have surprised experts by outscoring their counterparts in dozens of other countries, in reading as well as in math and science, according to the results of a respected exam.

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