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Former DCPS Chancellor Rhee Subject Of Frontline Documentary

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Even years after her tenure, Michelle Rhee remains a controversial figure in D.C.
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Even years after her tenure, Michelle Rhee remains a controversial figure in D.C.

D.C.'s former schools chancellor Michelle Rhee was one of the most polarizing figures in the District in recent years. A new report airing on national TV called "The Education of Michelle Rhee" looks at her successes and failures.

The documentary chronicles Michelle Rhee's turbulent tenure as the chancellor of the D.C. public school system.

The story includes allegation by a former D.C. school principal that Rhee's reforms led to widespread cheating by teachers and staffers to curry favor with Rhee and thousands of dollars in bonuses.

Three investigations by the Department of Education, the D.C. Inspector General and a private security firm have not substantiated claims of widespread cheating.

Watch The Education of Michelle Rhee Preview on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

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Peruvians Love Their Chicha Street Art. The Government ... Not So Much

Walk down a street in Peru and you'll likely see an example of the glow-in-the-dark posters and murals. Lots of people love them. But the upper crust — and the government — aren't impressed.
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Tea-Infused Sweets: Chocolate + Jasmine Tea Is A Match Made In Heaven

Smoky and floral brews can provide a kick of flavor to desserts, especially when blended with chocolate. Pastry chef Naomi Gallego shows us a few tricks for surprising the palate with tea.
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Texas Textbooks And Teaching The Civil War And America's History Of Racial Segregation

This fall five million public school students in Texas will use textbooks that critics say misrepresent the Civil War and the nation's history of racial segregation. The battle over how the Civil War is taught in public schools.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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