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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Clifford B. Janey
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee said yesterday employees are working around the clock to fix administrative backlogs and other problems before classes start Aug. 27.
D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty yesterday took control of the District's public schools, immediately fired the superintendent and selected a former teacher and leader of a New York City-based nonprofit to head the troubled system.
D.C. education officials say few logistical changes will occur immediately when Mayor Adrian M. Fenty officially takes over the public school system today.