District of Columbia schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigned last week after little more than a year on the job.
A majority of the City Council called on him to resign after it was revealed that his family bypassed the city’s school lottery system so his daughter could transfer into a sought-after high school. Wilson helped draft a policy to address the issue of high-ranking officials receiving special treatment in the school transfer process.
Wilson, who began his tenure in the school system in February 2017, previously served as superintendent of the Oakland, Calif., district and as an assistant superintendent in the Denver public schools. In the District of Columbia, he also inherited a graduation scandal that placed another set of school system practices under the microscope.
A version of this article appeared in the February 28, 2018 edition of Education Week as D.C. Schools Chief Resigns Amid School Transfer Scandal