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So when exactly was Rhee's last day?

By Bill Turque

The plan, by every official account, was that the Michelle Rhee era at DCPS would draw to a close on Friday, the last working day of October. Kaya Henderson, who had moved into Rhee's office that day, would be interim chancellor effective Monday. (The photo on the desk during Monday's exit interview with Channel 4's Tom Sherwood is of Henderson and her boyfriend).

But when Rhee strode onto Kennedy Center stage in her glittering sequined gown for Monday evening's teacher tribute, she was still in power. So what was the deal?

DCPS officials were a bit surprised, and attribute the delayed handoff to a "misunderstanding" with Rhee, whose scheduling and communications had been taken over by outside handlers some weeks ago.

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By Bill Turque  | November 2, 2010; 1:20 PM ET
Categories:  Michelle Rhee  
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Comments

I'm speechless.

Posted by: jlp19 | November 2, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

@jlp,

Rhee should have been . . .

Posted by: BitterJill | November 2, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Clearly Kaya H is acting under Rhee and will as long as Rhee answers to the higher powers who kept her in place, even as she demeaned Fenty, all along. Gray needs to bring in a fresh, new, un-Rheemonized chancellor.

Posted by: modern1 | November 2, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

We've seen what Vince Gray really thinks. And it appears he will not be a doormat for the WTU.

Posted by: axolotl | November 2, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

@axoloti- I like you!

Posted by: teacher6402 | November 3, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Miss the spotlight?
Not Michelle Rhee.
C'est moi!

Posted by: phillipmarlowe | November 3, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Miss Spotlight. aka Michelle.

Au revoir, Sorcière.

Posted by: AGAAIA | November 4, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like Rhee was practicing for the Oscar she thinks she deserves......

Posted by: PLMichaelsArtist-at-Large | November 6, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

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