On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson retired from her position at the beginning of October amid widespread praise over the successes of her six-year tenure, including citywide gains in academic achievement and graduation rates. Still, a large achievement gap remains, and the lowest achieving schools have fallen far short of improvement goals. A month into his leadership, Kojo sits down with Henderson’s replacement, interim Chancellor John Davis, to discuss the priorities and challenges ahead.
- John Davis Interim Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
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