Today is my last day as a reporter for Education Week and this is my last post for this space. I'm joining the team at CommunicationWorks, an education-focused public-affairs firm here in Washington.
When Lesli and I started this blog in August 2009, we wrote: "We want to take you out of the navel-gazing worlds of Washington and state houses and into the nation's school districts, where education policy intersects with rough-and-tumble politics and real students."
I hope we've been successful in this mission, and thanks to all of you for your e-mails, calls and tweets hipping us to what is new and news in your communities, and also for the times that you've challenged us to dig deeper.
This isn't the end of District Dossier. My successor, when he or she comes onboard later this year, will pick up the mantle and continue to deliver the best in news and analysis on school district news.