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February 20, 2018

D.C. Schools Chief Resigns Amid School Transfer Scandal

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

D.C. Schools Chief Asks Forgiveness for Violating Policy He Put in Place

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

Report: FBI Investigating D.C. Public Schools

The investigation comes amid scrutiny of graduation practices in the district, as well as its rates of student suspensions.

March 08, 2017

What Are the Top Districts for Supporting and Retaining Great Teachers?

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

Former District of Columbia Chancellor Censured Over Donations

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

D.C. Cops Must Pay $539K for Illegally Enrolling Their Children in D.C. Schools

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

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to Step Down

"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

D.C. Schools Leader Asked Contractor for Six-Figure Donation for District Gala

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

Tenn. Appoints New Leader for State-Run Turnaround District

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

Seal of Biliteracy Coming to D.C. Schools

To earn the seal, D.C. students must demonstrate "cultural and communicative competency" in English and another language.

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