: News

Filed Under:

Gray Says No Decision Yet on Schools Chancellor Rhee

Play associated audio

By Meymo Lyons

D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray says an independent report on the city's school reforms is expected to come out soon. Gray says the National Academy of Sciences is wrapping up an evaluation of the implementation of the 2007 school reform law passed by the council. His spokeswoman says the report will be completed in November.

Gray says once the report is done the council will likely hold an oversight hearing. The Democratic mayoral nominee says he'll continue to pursue aggressive education reform. Gray says D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has done some good things. But whether she stays in her post under his administration will be contingent upon the conversation he has with her when they meet.

NPR

Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
NPR

More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
WAMU 88.5

Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

WAMU 88.5

How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.