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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'The Wake' Is An Unlikely Hit In An Imaginary Language

Paul Kingsnorth self-published The Wake, his tale of the 11th-century Norman conquest of England, written in a pastiche of Old and modern English — and was startled when it became a smash hit.
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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

Enterprising businesses will mark the pope's visit to Philadelphia next month with irreverent tchotchkes — including beers brewed with holy water and toasters that etch the pontiff's face on bread.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.

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