GOOD


This content is brought to you by IBM. GOOD and IBM have teamed up to bring you the Figures of Progress series to explore the different ways that information has revolutionized our world. Click here to read more stories.

As you go about your day, you’re often faced with the decision of how to get from Point A to Point B in the most efficient and easiest way possible. On the street, you likely have many choices from your own vehicle to biking, and it’s people like Emily Stapleton and Eric Gilliland who hope you choose the latter.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Year in Review 2010: Urban School District Leadership in Transition

Almost every major urban school districts saw leadership shakeups this year. Here are some of the biggest.

What do Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. all have in common? In 2010, the heads of these major urban school districts-superintendents, chancellors and CEOs-either resigned, were fired, or announced that they'd be out the door come 2011. If you're looking for a job in school district, these cities might just be hiring.

Slideshows

Michelle Rhee Tells Chris Matthews Teachers Unions Are Out for Themselves

Michelle Rhee continues to claim that teachers unions only care about paychecks, not closing the achievement gap.

According to Michelle Rhee, teachers unions aren't the biggest problems in public education. They just can't be a part of the reform solution because their members—also known as teachers—don't put students first. Unions are merely a special interest group that's too busy thinking about increasing their paychecks and benefits to care about closing the achievement gap.

Rhee shared her views on the MSNBC political talk-fest Hardball with Chris Matthews on Wednesday night. Matthews asked the former D.C. public schools chancellor if the unions are, "for education or for the teachers?"

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Education Reform Soldiers on Without Michelle Rhee (For Now)

While Rhee will resign her post as chancellor of D.C. public school, we certainly haven't heard the last of her.


What happens to a movement when it loses one of its most public faces? What would happen to the climate change movement, if Al Gore, Bill McKibben, or James Hanson suddenly lost their bully pulpit? Would someone else rise to fill their place? Could they continue to be relevant while sitting on the sidelines?

The education reform movement is about to find out, as Michelle Rhee, the quick-moving, fast-talking, much celebrated, D.C. schools chancellor announced her resignation today, effective at month's end. In an email to parents, she said that reform in D.C. would continue on without her.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles