July 3, 2013 | Posted At: 07:26 AM | Author: Alexander Russo | Category: Daily News
, Foundation / Advocacy Follies
, Teachers, Teaching, Unions
Michelle Rhee's StudentsFirst Missed Its Fundraising Goal, Tax Documents Reveal
Huffington Post: In the fiscal year starting August 1, 2011 and ending July 31, 2012, StudentsFirst raised $28.5 million, more than tripling its $7.6 million fundraising the previous year. During that period, the group's political 501(c)(4) arm raised $15.6 million and spent $13.4 million.
Michelle Rhee’s group tripled its budget Politico: That fundraising number — released more than year later because of lag time in Internal Revenue Service reporting requirements — smashes the $7.6 million haul the group raised during the first nine months of existence and positions Rhee and StudentsFirst as a major outside advocacy group on the issue of education.
Education Program's Data Collection On Kids Angers Critics
NPR: With summer vacation now in full swing, so too is a debate over privacy and education policy. With most states now rolling out new, national Common Core standards for students K-12, conservative critics are raising concerns about privacy and whether these new standards will lead to increased collection of student data.
Oyler principal takes job in Adams County Enquirer via gothamschools: Hockenberry gained national recognition for his success with the preK-12 school that serves primarily low-income, urban-Appalachian students. American Public Media’s “Marketplace” documented the school for an entire year last year.