Local Alert: Secret report shows ‘special’ treatment for public officials in D.C. school lottery

Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson routinely helped well-connected parents — including two senior aides to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) — bend or break the rules of the District’s notoriously competitive school lottery to enroll their children at coveted schools, according to a confidential report obtained by The Washington Post. The report, based on an investigation by the D.C. Inspector General’s Office, shows in remarkable detail how Henderson used her power as head of the school system to place the children of those with political clout at campuses they couldn’t otherwise access through the random lottery system.

 
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Local Alert Wed., May. 17, 2017 6:26 p.m.
 
 
Secret report shows ‘special’ treatment for public officials in D.C. school lottery
Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson routinely helped well-connected parents — including two senior aides to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) — bend or break the rules of the District’s notoriously competitive school lottery to enroll their children at coveted schools, according to a confidential report obtained by The Washington Post. The report, based on an investigation by the D.C. Inspector General’s Office, shows in remarkable detail how Henderson used her power as head of the school system to place the children of those with political clout at campuses they couldn’t otherwise access through the random lottery system.
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