Interim chancellor Amanda Alexander, and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee are the finalists out of 40 applicants, according to the Washington Post.
The report states that while both Wilson and Niles appeared to act with a desire to follow the rules of the lottery system and avoid preferential treatment, their actions still led to the rules being bypassed.
D.C. Council member David Grosso, I-At Large, is changing his mind Thursday after calling for Mayor Muriel Bowser to testify in the city’s latest schools scandal.
In a Washington Post report, Antwan Wilson said he informed Mayor Muriel Bowser of an improper student transfer back in October. The mayor had insisted she knew nothing about it.
During an oversight hearing on Wednesday — one day after the D.C. Public Schools chancellor resigned — members of the D.C. Council Education Committee called for more transparency from the school system.
Antwan Wilson, the chancellor of the D.C. public school system, has resigned.
A majority of the 13-member D.C. Council is now calling for Chancellor Antwan Wilson to resign after he disclosed that he circumvented the school-lottery process to transfer his child to another high school.
More D.C. officials are calling for Chancellor Antwan Wilson to step aside after the announcement that he violated policy, bypassing the school lottery system to benefit his own child.
At-large Councilman Robert White issued a statement Saturday saying he’s “lost confidence in our D.C. Public Schools leadership” and calling on Antwan Wilson to resign. The D.C. school chancellor is accused circumventing the lottery that allows city residents to move their children to schools outside their neighborhood boundaries.
Mayor Muriel Bowser said an ethics board will be looking into the incident. The high schooler will also be removed from the school.
A memo sent by D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson said the city will study policies and performance measures to determine what’s most appropriate for evaluations starting in the next academic year.
City leaders in the District are demanding answers amid a scandal that followed the discovery of high school students who were allowed to graduate despite falling short of what’s required to earn a diploma.
The head of the Washington Teachers’ Union said attendance and grade problems at Ballou High School are not an isolated case, and a survey of teachers seems to back her up.
An independent review of grading and attendance policies at Ballou High School found a pattern of allowing students to graduate who have an extreme number of absences. Teachers were also pressured to pass students whether or not they had the course’s requirements.
The principal of Frank W. Ballou High School has been removed from the position after a report last week alleged that dozens of students at the D.C. public school graduated last year without meeting requirements.
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