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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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Dick Van Dyke: "Keep Moving"

Actor Dick Van Dyke is beloved for his roles in movie classics such as Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the TV series, The Dick Van Dyke Show. In a new memoir he shares his tips aging well and the value of living in the moment.


If Big Food Buys Your Favorite 'Natural' Food Brand, Will You Trust It?

Many alternative food brands have been swallowed by big food companies. Recently, Perdue bought Niman Ranch, which sells "natural" meat. But after a sale, will shoppers feel the product is the same?

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