A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
When D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson steps down from her office in October, Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to embark on a nationwide search for Henderson’s replacement. But critics of that decision argue that national searches for school superintendents are “stupid, cliched and usually do not work.” Who is best suited for the role? Kojo discusses the process with a Washington Post education columnist and a former school official from Montgomery County.
- Jay Mathews Education columnist for the Washington Post
- Joshua Starr CEO, PDK International; Former Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
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