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Former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee Reflects On Past Leadership

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Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee in 2008.
Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee in 2008.

When Michelle Rhee became the new chancellor of DCPS, she quickly earned a reputation as the most blunt, least diplomatic school leader in the city's history. Now a year distanced from her time with DCPS, she's immersed in her new organization StudentsFirst, which advocates for education reform across the country. She talks with education reporter Kavitha Cardoza about her new venture, what she thinks about DCPS now and what she would have done differently.

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In Trove Of Kids' Book Treasures, A Glimpse Of The Work Behind The Magic

Once a doctor's hobby, the Kerlan Collection is now one of the world's great collections of children's literature. Over 100,000 books offer visitors a chance to see the writer's process — for free.
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