With Matt Thompson, Deputy Editor, TheAtlantic.com
Kaya Henderson has served as Chancellor of DC Public Schools (DCPS) since November 2010. Under Henderson’s leadership, DCPS has become the fastest–improving urban school district in the country. Henderson has championed the launch and expansion of a range of innovative programs – such as blended learning, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model and extended–day – to increase academic achievement for all students. As a result, students across the city are performing at higher levels in reading and math; high school graduation rates have increased; more classrooms are led by highly effective teachers; more families are choosing DCPS, with enrollment increasing after decades of decline; and student satisfaction is high.
Matt Thompson is the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com.