Category Archives: Media

Post Buries Scandals of Rhee and Henderson

When it comes to covering education the Washington Post is nothing if not consistent. For nearly a decade, as Michelle Rhee and then her close friend Kaya Henderson headed up D.C. Public Schools, the Post was their cheerleader. And now, … Continue reading

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Trump Won. CNN Won Bigger.

Donald Trump has been elected president, but the big winner this election was the media. It’s hard to see how Trump’s victory could’ve happened without the unprecedented free media he received – nearly $3 billion through April, according to one … Continue reading

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Last Minute Election Interference Isn’t New in D.C. – But This Time the Post Isn’t Celebrating

Imagine, on the eve of a contested election, a top law enforcement official accuses a candidate of potentially serious misconduct. But instead of putting the charges before a judge or jury, the top official levels them in the court of … Continue reading

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See Ya, Kaya: The IMPACT on Teachers

This is the third of a three–part series on Kaya Henderson.[Part 1, Part 2] Kaya Henderson stepped down Friday as head of D.C. Public Schools, after serving longer than all but one of her predecessors. Prior to her six years as … Continue reading

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See Ya, Kaya: The Achievement Gap

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Kaya Henderson’s leadership of DCPS. [Part 1] After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson steps down Friday, claiming she’s turned around a troubled school system. “DCPS has … Continue reading

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See Ya, Kaya: ‘Legacy of Progress’?

This is the first in a three-part series on Kaya Henderson’s time atop DCPS. After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson is calling it quits Friday. According to the Washington Post, her biggest booster, Henderson is … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Tonight’s Debate

Tonight’s opening debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to draw a record-breaking audience, possibly as many as 100 million viewers. With the election just six weeks away and polls showing a neck-and-neck race, much is on the … Continue reading

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Can We Talk About ‘Vaxxed’?

When actor Robert De Niro attempted to screen “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Conspiracy” at his Tribeca Film Festival, the media lambasted him. The festival “sold out to anti-vaccine crackpots,” declared the L.A. Times. With filmmakers threatening to pull out of the festival if … Continue reading

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Orange Resigns Over Second Job, Others Carry On

Today is Vincent Orange’s first official day heading up the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. It’s also his last as a member of the D.C. Council. The latter is not by choice. Orange, who lost his reelection bid in June, was … Continue reading

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The ‘Rigged’ Primary Debates

This is the fourth of a four-part series on the presidential debates. [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] Democrats and Republicans seized control of the televised presidential debates nearly thirty years ago. Since then, the general election debates have become increasingly dry, … Continue reading

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