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It’s Official

By Sara Mead — March 09, 2011 1 min read

Looks like Interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson can go ahead and remove that “interim” from her title. Which will surprise absolutely no one who’s been paying attention to how things have been unfolding in D.C. of late.

Probably time for Rick Hess to dial back the caffeine.

For those keeping score at home, let’s note some of the things D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has done since taking office in January:


  • Appointed Kaya Henderson first as interim chancellor and now upgraded that to chancellor.
  • Appointed Hosanna Mahaley Johnson as state superintendent of education.
  • Appointed De’Shawn Wright as deputy mayor for education.
  • Backed the City Council candidacy of education reformer Sekou Biddle
  • Expressed strong support for D.C. charter schools

What exactly does the man need to do to convince the nay sayers that education reform in D.C. did not die with Mayor Fenty’s administration?

The opinions expressed in Sara Mead’s Policy Notebook are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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