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Michelle Rhee by the Numbers

The tenure of the D.C. public schools chancellor in hard figures.


NUMBER WHAT IT MEANS
11Percentage points elementary school reading scores increased on the 2008 DC-CAS standardized tests.
45New principals hired by Rhee for the 2008-2009 school year.
50Percentage of students receiving special education services in a timely manner after hearing officer decisions, up from 21 percent in 2008.
90Number of DCPS schools (out of a total of 123) under some form of notice under the federal No Child Left Behind law to improve their performance.
200Ninth graders in Ballou High School "twilight program" for overage students, who have accumulated more than 250 suspensions, failed at least one course and earned only 133 of 544 credits attempted.
368Reduction in the number of central office employees, to 566.
400Percentage growth in spending on teacher professional development, between 2008 and 2009. Total spent: $19.5 million.
1,800Students in 3rd to 8th grade attending Saturday Academies to prepare for DC-CAS.
2013The year Rhee promises that DCPS will be "fundamentally better."
3,600Subscribers to "Chancellor's Notes," Rhee's twice-monthly online newsletter.
95,000The number of emails Rhee's staff said she responded to in 2007-2008.

Source: Washington Post research

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