- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The principal of Ballou High School in Southeast has been removed from her job amid an investigation of the school’s graduation rates.

NPR reported last week that Ballou High graduated 100 percent of its seniors even though 20 percent of them had missed too many days of school to qualify for a diploma.

One student reportedly missed 150 days of school, and others reportedly are illiterate.

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson announced Monday night that Ballou Principal Yetunde Reeves was being reassigned to a different job in the school system.

Mr. Wilson did not specify what Ms. Reeves’ new position would be. He announced that he was opening an investigation of the graduation rates with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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