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Philadelphia Tribune: Teacher Town Hall questions senioritySept 19, 2013

A former teachers union official declared education as the civil rights issue of modern times, especially for Black and Latino students, and his two allies in education reform challenged teachers to rethink union work rules like seniority, saying it was outdated. Read More

Next City: Two Near-Opposite Views for Fixing Philadelphia SchoolsSept 18, 2013

Two rival visions of education reform clashed this week in Philadelphia, a city whose school district is suffering an acute funding crisis, forcing many students to go without libraries, guidance counselors or a safe way to get to school. Read More

Fox 29: Michelle Rhee, George Parker Host Teacher Town HallSept 17, 2013

Two years ago, a documentary about the state of education rocked the country, it was called "Waiting For Superman" and asked the question, who is going to rescue the failing public schools. Read More

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Michelle Rhee returns to TownSept 17, 2013

Monday represented a critical mass of education meetings. The School Reform Commission and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers in talks but, alas, not with each other. Read More

Education Weekly: Philadelphians Down on District; Rhee Says It's on Right PathSept 17, 2013

Most Philadelphians are dissatisfied with their public school district, according to a newsurvey from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More

NBC 10: Radical Education Reformers Bring Ideas to PhiladelphiaSept 16, 2013

Fixing the current state of education in Philadelphia and the nation was the focus of a discussion between education reform heavyweights, teachers and students on Monday evening. Read More

Fox 29: Philadelphia Teachers Hold Town Hall Meeting With ExpertsSept 16, 2013

Philadelphia teachers are taking it upon themselves to improve their financially strapped schools.

Fox 29: News at 5Sept 16, 2013
1210 WPHT: Dom Giordano: Michelle Rhee - StudentsFirstSept 16, 2013
NewsWorks: Former DC schools Chancellor Rhee says Hite is on the right track to ed-reformSept 16, 2013

Former Chancellor of Washington D.C. schools Michelle Rhee hosted a "Teacher Town Hall" event in Philadelphia Monday night. Read More

NewsWorks: Philly education chat: What questions do you have for Michelle Rhee?Sept 16, 2013

Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, is in Philadelphia today. Rhee will join CNN contributor and Capital Prep Magnet School Principal Dr. Steve Perry and former Washington Teachers Union President George Parker for an education town hall this evening "to engage in an open, honest conversation on ed reform specifically with educators. Read More

The Notebook: Michelle Rhee to host town hall meeting on ed reformSept 16, 2013

Michelle Rhee, the former D.C. schools chancellor who now heads the influential education reform group StudentsFirst, will be holding a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. today inside Temple University's Student Faculty Center Auditorium. Read More

900 AM-WURD: Wake Up with WURD [Philadelphia] - Michelle RheeSept 13, 2013
WURD: Michelle RheeSept 13, 2013
Birmingham News: Michelle Rhee on AEA protest outside town hall meeting: teachers should be inside taking part in discussionSept 12, 2013

A teacher town hall meeting tonight hosted by controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee had more teachers outside the building protesting than actually participating in the discussion. Read More

LA School Report: Rhee and Friends Urge Union Teachers to Get Active on ReformSept 6, 2013

Michelle Rhee, the former Chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools and a lightning rod for education reform, played to her audience of LA area teachers during a panel discussion last night at the Los Angeles Central Library, telling them that teachers need to be part of any debate about reform. Read More

KFI: The Bill Carroll ShowSept 6, 2013

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Birmingham News: Four things you may not know about education reformer Michelle RheeSept 5, 2013

Education reformer Michelle Rhee will meet tonight with Alabama teachers in Birmingham as part of a series of town hall meetings for what she calls a ""direct, honest discussion"" with educators about ways to improve student achievement. Read More

LA School Report: Rhee Joining Town Hall Meeting with Teachers in LASept 5, 2013

A panel of education reformers, including StudentsFirst founder Michelle Rhee, is holding a town hall meeting later today in Los Angeles, where they will take questions from an audience of area educators. Read More

Yellow Hammer News: School choice advocates, teachers union to meet in Birmingham town hallAug 28, 2013

StudentsFirst Founder Michelle Rhee, former Washington, D.C. Teachers Union President George Parker, and Steve Perry, Founder and Principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School, will be hosting a town hall meeting in Birmingham next month. Read More

Black America Web: If You're a Child Born Into Poverty, the Likelihood You'll Escape Poverty is Slim to None'- MICHELLE RHEEAug 28, 2013

Roland Martin talks with Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst, and Dr. Steve Perry about how economic injustice and inequality leads to education inequity in our communities. Dr. Perry and Rhee are leading the nationwide conversation on education reform. Read More

MSNBC: Former DC Schools Chancellor to hold town halls on reformAug 21, 2013

Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of Students First, discusses upcoming meetings in which some of her fiercest critics, teachers unions, are invited to attend. Read More