Kaya Henderson

Posted Nov. 15, 2018

We Don’t Need Saviors, We Need Leaders Who Are Ready to Form True Partnerships With Families and Communities

I’ve traveled a lot for work this year, and as I’ve gone from the mountains of Peru to the rural regions of Haiti to the…

By Kaya Henderson

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Posted June 1, 2016

Coffee Break: Third Way’s Lanae Hatalsky on Staying Chill, the Teacher Wars and Her Choice for Hillary’s Running Mate

Lanae Erickson Hatalsky is vice president for the social policy and politics program at Third Way, a think tank in Washington, D.C. Lanae’s job is…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Feb. 24, 2016

Coffee Break: Kaya Henderson on Smashing Disbelief, Lessons for Reform and Beachside Sunsets

Following the departure of Michelle Rhee, Chancellor Kaya Henderson has brought leadership strength and stability to District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). And the bold reforms and academic…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 5, 2016

It’s Not About TFA, It’s About the Work and the People

Over seven years ago when I received my offer to join Teach For America in Nashville while sitting in the back of my creative writing…

By Liz Riggs

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Posted Dec. 11, 2015

John Merrow Couldn’t Be More Wrong About Kaya Henderson

Longtime PBS education correspondent John Merrow has squandered his limited capital as a fair-minded journalist with his odious musings about Kaya Henderson, Washington D.C.’s, outstanding…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Nov. 10, 2015

D.C. Public Schools: Once in Crisis, Now It’s a Model

This week marks five full years with the D.C. public schools (DCPS) under the leadership of Chancellor Kaya Henderson and it comes on the heels…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Oct. 26, 2015

The Best Hope for Teacher Unions Is…Reform

America’s teachers unions probably will not put reform leaders like Newark’s Chris Cerf, Philadelphia’s William Hite, D.C’s Kaya Henderson or Denver’s Tom Boasberg at the…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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