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Salt Lake City Chief to Go After School Year Ends

By The Associated Press — September 08, 2015 1 min read
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The chief of the Salt Lake City schools, who has weathered controversies in the past year that include an ongoing federal probe of alleged racial discrimination, is leaving his post.

Superintendent McKell Withers, who has held the job since 2003, will retire at the end of the school year.

The announcement came nearly two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation in response to accusations that minority students are subjected to harsher discipline and more police supervision in Salt Lake City schools.

A version of this article appeared in the September 09, 2015 edition of Education Week as Salt Lake City Chief to Go After School Year Ends

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