The Chancellor: Busy, Busy Busy
Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's public schedule has always been one of the more peculiar features of the DCPS website. That's because only occasionally does it actually note what she is doing in public. Those consulting the page on July 23 would not know, for example, that she was set to testify before a Senate subcommittee looking at D.C. school reform. Same for her July 27 appearance on a panel at the National Research Council to discuss how to evaluate her efforts to transform the city's schools. On most days the page, which can be found in the "Chancellor's Corner," was a sea of white space that said nothing was scheduled.
When DCPS rolled out its spiffy new website, dcps.dc.gov, on Aug. 1 it gave us hope that we'd see something more illuminating on the schedule front. But the new format is even stranger.
An August calendar shows random times, such as 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 10, when she's "busy." Busy with what? Hard to say. Click on the "busy" and you get....."busy" from 10:30 to 11:30. (at least we know she was busy for a whole hour) Click on the "week" tab and it shows her "busy" today (Tuesday) from 1 p.m to 2 p.m. She's also "busy" from 6:30 to 8:00 tomorrow.
We asked spokeswoman Jennifer Calloway if she could explain. She said this afternoon it was an error that had been cleared up.
"Actually check again -it seems to be fixed now."
We checked. Still busy.
Washington Post editors
August 25, 2009; 4:25 PM ET
Categories: Bill Turque , Education
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