On Tuesday, Oct. 6, students from Crossland, DuVal, Northwestern and Parkdale high schools attended the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Ready to Lead program. They joined other students from across the region for an intensive one-day program designed to provide Latino high school students in grades nine and 10 with the tools and training necessary to prepare for college. Students also participated in a mentoring session, where they heard from local Latino professionals and college students about their journey to success and why completing high school and pursuing a college education are attainable. [read more…]
Chancellor Kaya Henderson will officially step down on Friday, Sept. 30, after six years at the helm. Henderson, who joined the DCPS system in 2007 as a deputy to former Chancellor Michelle Rhee, took the reins after Rhee resigned in 2010.