One of the most prominent names in education reform is leaving her post. Michelle Rhee will resign tomorrow as chancellor of the DC school system, the Washington Post reports. The move had been expected since her political ally, Mayor Adrian Fenty, lost his bid for re-election in the Democratic primary. Rhee had publicly questioned whether the man who beat him, Vincent Gray, would give her the same control.
The Post sums up Rhee's goals as "higher student achievement, better teachers, and greater accountability for their classroom performance," and in pursuing them she fired hundreds of teachers, shut more than two dozen schools, gave principals more say in hiring, and created a pay system that rewards improved test scores. (Read more Michelle Rhee stories.)