The District of Columbia Council on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Ferebee, three months after the city's mayor tapped him for the job. A former Education Week Leaders to Learn From honoree, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools while he was superintendent in Indianapolis.
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March 05, 2019
December 03, 2018
In Indianapolis, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools leaders and establishing school choice-friendly policies, including a common-enrollment system for all the city's students. That approach may be tailor-made for D.C., where half of public K-12 students are enrolled in charters.
February 20, 2018
Chancellor Antwan Wilson issued a public apology, asking D.C. residents for forgiveness. But the mea culpa wasn't enough to save his job.
February 16, 2018
In bypassing protocol to secure a spot in a coveted high school for his child, schools chancellor Antwan Wilson violated a policy he helped create.
February 02, 2018
The investigation comes amid scrutiny of graduation practices in the district, as well as its rates of student suspensions.
March 08, 2017
The National Center on Teacher Quality named eight districts as its first ever "Great Districts For Great Teachers" for their initiatives in the areas of recruitment and support.
November 17, 2016
Kaya Henderson, the former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. school district, was censured over soliciting donations for the city' schools from a vendor doing business with the city, the Associated Press reported.
July 29, 2016
The married couple lived in various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended the District of Columbia public schools between 2003 and 2013.
June 29, 2016
"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.
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.