WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Mayor To Name Schools Chancellor This Week

Play associated audio
Mayor Vincent Gray speaks at a press conference Monday.
Kavitha Cardoza
Mayor Vincent Gray speaks at a press conference Monday.

Gray is being criticized for what some call following "the letter of the law but not the spirit" in the search for a new chancellor. He established a 16-member committee to vet candidates but, by all accounts, only one serious option -- interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson -- is being considered.

"There are resumes...that came to me from people interested in being chancellor and they were not resumes I chose to advance," Gray says.

Gray was asked about the vetting process and whether he owed it to the city to have conducted a wider search.

"Someone we've seen in operations, someone whose leadership skills have been demonstrated and someone who's lived in the city for some time. I'm comfortable with the process that we've used," he says.

Henderson was former Chancellor Michelle Rhee's right hand person, having helped negotiate the new union contract and develop the new teacher evaluation system.

NPR

Pack These Pages: Three Must-Reads For Summer

Harriet Logan, owner of Loganberry Books in Shaker Heights, Ohio, recommends a graphic novel about trash, a George Eliot classic and a children's book about a bear pianist.
NPR

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"
NPR

Obama: Globalization Is 'Here' And 'Done'

Warning against withdrawing from trade deals, the president acknowledged a legitimate gripe with globalization, but says focusing only on local markets is the wrong medicine.
NPR

Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.