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June 26, 2012 - 11:19:09 posted by Hari Sevugan

On CNBC Michelle Rhee talks about need to improve public schools, asks unions to join effort

In a CNBC appearance, Michelle responds to a new poll showing confidence levels in the U.S. public education system are at an all-time low and calls on teachers unions to help solve the crisis by working with StudentsFirst in areas of agreement. Read More»

June 20, 2012 - 7:45:33 posted by Eric Lerum and Justine Jacob

Charter Schools: Accountability is Key

Eric Lerum and Justine Jacob of StudentsFirst discuss the need for state accountability laws governing the growing public charter school sector. Read More»

June 18, 2012 - 7:30:35 posted by Abby Parker

Teacher Licensing Laws Keep Talent Out of Our Classrooms

Teacher licensing laws in this country are outdated and cumbersome, creating paths to the classroom for people who come through traditional schools of education and not for others. Read More»

June 12, 2012 - 9:02:25 posted by Melissa Pancoast

Grassroots Advocacy Yields Win for Cleveland Parents

For the past few months a sobering fact has stuck with me: Only 7% of Cleveland students earn a college degree. Read More»

June 06, 2012 - 6:38:42 posted by Francisco Castillo

MEMO: A Big Night for Education Reform: Three Elections, Three Wins for Pro-Reform Candidates

StudentsFirst and other education reform groups experienced a 100% win ratio in the June 6 primary elections. Read More»

June 02, 2012 - 5:26:55 posted by Yukong Zhao

Close the US Education Quality Gap

Yukong Zhao talks about the the education quality gap between the United States and other nations and the effect this has upon the U.S. economy. Read More»

May 31, 2012 - 1:41:42 posted by Francisco Castillo

Californians Say the Time to End Seniority-Based Layoffs is NOW

A recent poll shows that 75% of Californians and over 80% of African Americans and Latinos want to end seniority-based teacher layoffs. Read More»

May 23, 2012 - 3:01:05 posted by Francisco Castillo

Seniority-Based Layoffs: A Matter of Social Justice

StudentsFirst's Francisco Castillo takes a look at the harmful effects of California's outdated seniority-based teacher layoff policy and its disproportionate impact on the most disadvantaged students. Read More»

May 21, 2012 - 4:36:34

Room for Debate – School Integration

The New York Times ran an Op-Ed this weekend about the importance of integration in schools. In this week's "Room For Debate" feature, Michelle Rhee joins other expert voices in discussing the issue.  Read More»

Topics: Achievement Gap

May 18, 2012 - 3:17:39 posted by Dana Peterson

Minnesota will not give up on reform

Minnesota legislators put student interests first this year and passed legislation to end LIFO. Governor Dayton vetoed the bill, but we will not give up until this harmful practice is ended. Read More»

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