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Statement by Secretary Duncan on the Resignation of D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee


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Sandra Abrevaya, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the following statement on the resignation of Michelle Rhee as chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

"Michelle Rhee has been a pivotal leader in the school reform movement and we expect she will continue to be a force for change wherever she goes. I commend D.C. leadership for choosing Kaya Henderson, Michelle’s Deputy Chancellor, to run D.C. schools where she will continue implementing bold education reforms until a new Chancellor is appointed by the next mayor. I am especially pleased to see that Mayor Fenty and Council Chairman Vincent Gray have agreed to keep the current management team in place to avoid a mid-year disruption in the education of the students."