Sunday, June 15, 2008

Rhee's focus year two: student achievement

In her first year running the District's public schools there has been little in the management/administration of DCPS that hasn't come under scrutiny (we don't call her "The Hammer" for nothing). The focus for year two? Student achievement.
"I have lofty goals," Rhee said at a news conference held outside Langdon Elementary School in Northeast Washington. She added that she wants to make the school system the best in the nation; end the exodus of students to charter schools by making D.C. schools the system of choice; and close the 70 percentage point achievement gap between wealthy white students and poor black students in the District.

"We know what we need to focus on in the next year is to make sure the quality of instruction in every classroom is incredibly strong," she said.

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