Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rhee Resigns as DC Superintendent- Colleague Appointed Interim to Continue Effective Reform Efforts

Washington DC Superintendent Michelle Rhee announced her resignation earlier today. Her successor will be Deputy Chancellor Kaya Henderson. The two, Rhee and Henderson, were colleagues at the New Teacher Project and were both Teach for America participants. Rhee’s reforms produced results in Washington where students continually produced below-average test scores. A year after Rhee became Chancellor, 99 schools increased their scores in both reading and mathematics.

An recent interview with Rhee talking about her pending resignation....

Picture: D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee, right, announces her resignation on Oct. 13 while accompanied by City Council Chairman and Democratic mayoral candidate Vincent Gray and Deputy Chancellor Kaya Henderson.
—Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP