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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/ 8/2011

Gray creates chancellor search panel

By Nikita Stewart

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) announced Tuesday that the creation of a panel that will conduct a national search for a new schools chancellor is underway. By law, the search must take place, though interim chancellor Kaya Henderson is in the running.

Gray said he may announce the members of the panel next week.

By Nikita Stewart  | February 8, 2011; 12:30 PM ET
Categories:  DC, Education  
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Another item on the list that will put the District Government further in debt to cause a lot more furloughs. Thanks

Posted by: bsu06 | February 8, 2011 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Someone that the committee ought to consider is someone who improved achievement rates by 17 points in Math and 14 in reading at in secondary schools, Michelle Rhee. Rhee improved DCPS more than any other urban school district improved in the country.

What have the other candidates accomplished?

I'll bet this panel includes teachers' union members.

Posted by: jboogie1 | February 8, 2011 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Someone that the committee ought to consider is someone who improved achievement rates by 17 points in Math and 14 in reading at in secondary schools, Michelle Rhee. Rhee improved DCPS more than any other urban school district improved in the country.

What have the other candidates accomplished?

I'll bet this panel includes teachers' union members.

Posted by: jboogie1 | February 8, 2011 2:43 PM | Report abuse

@jboogie1- you ought to look at Michelle Rhee's actual statistics- test scores went down last year in DC- hopefully they won't again.

But overall let's thank Michelle Rhee for what she did well and recognize she was no miracle worker and it was clearly time for her to move on. Besides she has given up working with kids and is now running a political action committee- Studentsfirst.

Easier work when you don't have to work with children and be directly responsible for them. I happen to think Kaya Henderson is great and would make a great Chancellor if she decides she wants the job.

Posted by: peterdc | February 8, 2011 4:35 PM | Report abuse

I like both Henderson and Rhee. and I'm all about aggressive action when it comes to educating our children.

Whomever becomes the chancellor, I hope she or he focuses on parental involvement and accountability. If parents are not held accountable for making their children read, do homework and study, we will accomplish nothing in academic achievement.

Posted by: brandip_77 | February 8, 2011 4:45 PM | Report abuse

That's our Vince Gray. More panels, searches, deliberation, and.... do nothing. One lame city.

Posted by: _concernedaboutdc | February 8, 2011 5:44 PM | Report abuse

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