WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

A Conversation With Kaya Henderson

We speak with the District's Schools Chancellor about the results of this year's DC CAS standardized tests, as well as her plans for the future of the public school system, including the goal of more coordination between regular public schools and charter schools. She will also address this year's controversial school closures, the timeline of planned boundary changes, plans to address truancy and other issues facing D.C. public schools.

Extended Interview

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson responds to listener questions that didn't get answered on-air. She talks about improving the number of advanced learners, evaluating success beyond standardized tests and the misconceptions behind summer school.

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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


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The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

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Everyone knows that distrust of Washington at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.

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NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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