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August 13, 2014

Michelle Rhee Plans to Leave Post as StudentsFirst CEO, Report Says

The impending departure of the former District of Columbia Public Schools chancellor comes at a time of diminishing national presence for the advocacy group.

August 05, 2014

Michelle Rhee to Chair Her Husband's Sacramento Charter Group

The former District of Columbia schools chancellor returns to the Sacramento charter school organization known as St. Hope Public Schools.

July 14, 2014

Michelle Rhee's Ed Reform Group Powers Down Five State Affiliates

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

Colorado District Leaders Press for More Funding, Power

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

On Michelle Rhee's Latest State-Policy Report Card, No 'A' Grades Once Again

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

Don't Say 'Reformer'

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

Walton Family Foundation Gives $8 Million to StudentsFirst

The money will go to support the national growth of former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's organization.

April 30, 2013

Michelle Rhee Doesn't Put All Students First

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

How Will Michelle Rhee's Policy and Politics Work Fare in States?

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

'Parent Power Index' Puts Familiar States in Top Policy Spots

The Center for Education Reform, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, has given Indiana top marks among states for education policy.

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