D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has cut off funding to a teacher training organization that has been paid millions of dollars by the school system, citing questions raised by the city's inspector general and effectively halting the nonprofit operation.Previous coverage here.
Officials at the Teachers Institute, a literacy training organization funded entirely by District schools and operated by well-known Washington educator Sheila Ford, said they were blindsided by the decision, which went into effect Sunday. They said they had no choice but to immediately suspend their work.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Teacher Institute update
Looks like time's up for the Teacher Institute vis-a-vis DCPS. Chancellor Rhee has pulled the plug on TI's funding, essentially shutting the non-profit down.