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Latest Kaya Henderson Items
The District has invalidated 2010 standardized test scores from three D.C. public school classrooms, citing clear evidence of violations or a "strong suspicion" of them, the city's Office of the State Superintendent of Education said Wednesday.
The head of the union that represents D.C. Public Schools teachers said Tuesday that he thinks there is a "high probability" hundreds of teachers who received "excess" notices this week ultimately will be terminated.
Kaya Henderson should face tough questions during her upcoming confirmation hearing because she isn't going to face stiff opposition from D.C. lawmakers as the mayor's pick to replace Michelle A. Rhee as schools chancellor.
When it comes to throwing resources at the dropout problem, the D.C. government, like most bureaucracies, is as splintered and resourceful as they come.
D.C. parents and students may never know whether interim schools chief Kaya Henderson faced stiff competition to permanently succeed Michelle A. Rhee as chancellor, but Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Wednesday that she now holds the $275,000-per-year job and the title.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray proposed $76 million in new public school spending for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, but future budget cuts are still in the picture.