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WAMU's Education Reporter Talks With Rhee About Leaving DCPS

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Transition to a new administration is under way in the District with the announcement that school's chancellor Michele Rhee is stepping down at the end of this month.

Kaya Henderson, Rhee's current deputy chancellor, will take over as interim chancellor and her management team will remain in place until the end of the academic year.

Rhee sat down to speak with WAMU's education reporter, Kavitha Cardoza, about her decision, reform under Council Chairman Vincent Gray and her future plans.


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