So when exactly was Rhee's last day?
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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