The impending departure of the former District of Columbia Public Schools chancellor comes at a time of diminishing national presence for the advocacy group.
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August 13, 2014
August 05, 2014
The former District of Columbia schools chancellor returns to the Sacramento charter school organization known as St. Hope Public Schools.
July 14, 2014
StudentsFirst, the education reform and advocacy group founded by the former District of Columbia schools chancellor, confirmed that it's ending the work of paid staff in Florida, Iowa, Indiana, Maine, and Minnesota.
February 04, 2014
A group of Colorado school superintendents call for an additional $275 million in state public-school funding on top of a proposed increase from Gov. John Hickenlooper.
January 14, 2014
Still, an official with the StudentsFirst advocacy organization says that state policy has improved somewhat since last year on what the group flags as high-priority areas.
May 02, 2013
Education reform group StudentsFirst has apologized for calling a Tennessee lawmaker who sponsored anti-gay legislation one of its reformers of the year.
April 30, 2013
The money will go to support the national growth of former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's organization.
April 30, 2013
Considering GLSEN's research and the stories of children dying unnecessarily at a young age, it came as a surprise that Michelle Rhee named someone who doesn't believe that LGBT students have a place in schools, as their Educational Reformer of the Year.
April 15, 2013
The long-term impacts of a possible cheating scandal in D.C. Public Schools on StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee's advocacy group, are not yet clear.
April 10, 2013
The Center for Education Reform, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, has given Indiana top marks among states for education policy.