"Simply put, I am ready to take on new challenges," Henderson wrote in the letter to parents and community members. She leaves the job Sept. 30.
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June 29, 2016
April 20, 2016
Kaya Henderson's request for $100,000 from Chartwells came just weeks after the company was accused, in a whistleblower lawsuit, of bilking the city out of $19 million.
November 03, 2015
Malika Anderson, the Achievement School District's current deputy superintendent, is a graduate of the Broad Foundation's Residency in Urban Education.
May 12, 2015
To earn the seal, D.C. students must demonstrate "cultural and communicative competency" in English and another language.
March 27, 2015
The leaders of the District of Columbia office of the state superintendent of education said her staff is working to beef up security measures after releasing the private data, including names, birth dates, and disciplinary records.
March 24, 2015
Ms. McKenzie led the district from 1981 to 1988 and was one of the longest serving superintendents in the city's history.
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
March 04, 2015
The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, which provides low-income students with up to $12,000 for use at private schools, has been a pet project of Speaker of the House John Boehner.
February 24, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union says it applauds the district's effort to improve academic and career outcomes for boys of color, but it questioned whether an all-male prep school was the most effective way to do so.
February 11, 2015
A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.