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D.C. Schools Insider: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Kaya Henderson, 'private citizen'

As promised by mayor apparent Vincent C. Gray, interim chancellor-in-waiting Kaya Henderson came to his Ward 2 town meeting Thursday evening at Foundry United Methodist Church on 16th St. NW. Although she showed up with DCPS family and public engagement...

By Bill Turque  | October 15, 2010; 4:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Henderson wants more than reform as her baby

As if Kaya Henderson doesn't have enough on her plate as the soon-to-be interim DCPS chancellor, she says she'd also like to get pregnant. Henderson, 40, who says she is single but in a relationship, was telling Channel 4's Tom...

By Bill Turque  | October 15, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Fenty and Rhee: 'We fell short' on building support

In a valedictory piece co-written for our Sunday Outlook section, outgoing Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee acknowledge that they undermined their school reform efforts by not building stronger support for the sweeping changes. "When it came...

By Bill Turque  | October 15, 2010; 1:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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About that Bahrain trip

Updated with DCPS comment The brief reference in this morning's Kaya Henderson piece to the international education conference in Bahrain raised some eyebrows. Here's a bit more. Henderson was joined by three DCPS principals, Willie Jackson (Eliot-Hine Middle School), Dwan...

By Bill Turque  | October 15, 2010; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Parents react to Michelle Rhee's departure

Parents reactions to MIchelle Rhee's departure are mixed.

By Bill Turque  | October 13, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee  
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Exit Rhee

Busy night, to say the least. Check out our story....

By Bill Turque  | October 12, 2010; 10:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Kaya Henderson is interim D.C. schools chancellor

In picking Kaya Henderson as interim, the presumptive D.C. mayor, Vincent Gray, has selected someone completely in tune with Rhee on the fundamentals of education reform, especially the belief that teacher quality is the most important determinant of student success....

By Terri Rupar  | October 12, 2010; 8:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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What grade would you give Rhee?

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee's resignation will be announced at a news conference tomorrow morning. What grade would you give her tenure leading the city's schools? Vote in the poll below and explain your rating in the comments....

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | October 12, 2010; 8:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Michelle Rhee  
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Briggs to head ed reform at Bush Institute

Former D.C. state superintendent of education Kerri Briggs, who left her post last month with barely a day's notice to State Board of Education members, is the new program director for education reform at the George W. Bush Institute in...

By Bill Turque  | October 11, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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