U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. statement on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's naming of Antwan Wilson as D.C. Public Schools Chancellor:

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U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. statement on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's naming of Antwan Wilson as D.C. Public Schools Chancellor:

November 22, 2016

“I am encouraged by Mayor Muriel Bower’s nomination of Antwan Wilson as D.C. Public Schools Chancellor. DCPS has been one of the nation’s fastest improving urban school districts thanks to hard work of D.C. educators, students and families and the tremendous leadership of former Chancellor Kaya Henderson, but there is much more work to be done to ensure all city students are well-prepared for college, careers, and life. Antwan has a reputation for using a comprehensive equity agenda to help increase student achievement and elevate social emotional learning, a focus I am hopeful he will bring to DCPS as the district works to close achievement gaps. He is also known for promoting collaboration between traditional and charter schools and partnerships with city government, businesses, and community organizations – relationships critical to success in any education setting. His compelling life story – crediting schools with “saving his life” – professional training, and educational experience position him well to lead DCPS students, educators, and schools to greater heights.”