Controversial DC schools chief to resign

The Washington Post reports:

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee will announce Wednesday that she is resigning at the end of this month, bringing an abrupt end to a tenure that drew national acclaim but that also became a central issue in an election that sent her patron, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, to defeat.

Rhee survived three contentious years that made her a superstar of the education reform movement and one of the longest-serving school leaders in the city in two decades. Student test scores rose, and the teachers union accepted a contract that gave the chancellor sweeping powers to fire the lowest-performing among them…

Rhee and presumptive mayor Vincent C. Gray recently reached a “mutual decision” during a phone conversation that it was best for her to step down, said people close to both, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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