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Michelle Rhee Joins Parents At Rally For Education Reform

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By Kathleen Megan, The Hartford Courant At an education rally Wednesday on the steps of the state Capitol, Michelle Rhee, founder of an activist education reform group, said she had two “cornerstones” when she served as chancellor of schools inWashington, D.C. “I was going to send my own two kids to the school district I was running,” […]

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Michelle Bernard, Kelly Williams-Bolar, Michelle Rhee Join CT Education Rally

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Michell March 9, 2012 Michelle Bernard, Kelly Williams-Bolar, Michelle Rhee Join CT Education Rally HARTFORD — Connecticut has one of the highest achievement gaps in the country between low-income and affluent students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This is unacceptable. To raise awareness and get parents involved, the Connecticut Parents Union and […]

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Parent Union Shakes Up Education Debate

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by Natalie Missakian, CT News Junkie Kelley Williams-Bolar first met Connecticut Parents Union founder Gwen Samuel when she was fighting felony charges in Ohio for stealing an education. Fed up with the conditions in her children’s low-performing school in Akron, Ohio, Williams-Bolar used her father’s address to enroll her children in a better district where […]

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Connecticut Parents Union to rally Wednesday at Capitol

From Republican-American HARTFORD — Connecticut Parents Union is rallying parents at the Capitol on Wednesday to claim a greater voice in the ongoing debate on education reform. The event begins at noon with a forum on education reform featuring community leaders and lawmakers at Grace Lutheran Church in Hartford, followed by a rally from 3 […]

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The Struggle Continues: Parents and Families Education Equality Now Rally

Time: March 14, 2012 3:00 PM Place: Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut SPEAKERS: Michelle D. Bernard Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy Michelle Rhee Founder and CEO, Students First Kelley Williams-Bolar School Choice Advocate and Ohio Parents Union Download a printable version of the flyer (PDF)

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The Struggle Continues: School Choice and Education Equality Forum

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Place: Grace Lutheran Church 46 Woodland Street Hartford, CT 06105 SPEAKERS: Michelle D. Bernard Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy Gwen Samuel Connecticut Parents Union Kelley Williams-Bolar School Choice Advocate and Ohio Parents Union Faith Leaders, Connecticut Lawmakers, and Parents Download a printable version of the flyer […]

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Rally planned after Parents’ Union forum on ‘High Quality Education’

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By Claire Bessette, The Day A statewide education advocacy group will host a public forum and rally at the state Capitol Wednesday to discuss issues ranging from early childhood education to college graduation systems, parental involvement and teacher evaluations. The Connecticut Parents’ Union has organized the “Day of Action for High Quality Education.” The program will […]

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Mom in School Residency Case Speaks About Choice

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By FOX 8 Cleveland CLEVELAND — Kelley Williams-Bolar says the state’s education system should be revamped financially so that no mother finds herself in the position she did. “What I’m trying to do is explain that there should be open enrollment in all school districts–period,” she said. Williams-Bolar spent nine days in jail last year […]

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Williams-Bolar speaks for Ohio’s EdChoice

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By WKYC-TV CLEVELAND — The Akron mother that was thrown in jail for falsifying documents so that her children could attend a neighboring school district spoke at a rally on Sunday at Trinity Outreach Ministries in Cleveland. Kelley Williams-Bolar spoke in favor of parents having open enrollment choices for their children. “We need to collaborate […]

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