Prince George's (Md.) district looking for a leader

Oct. 1, 2008
Superintendent is departing after less than 3 years

Residents ofPrince George's County, Md., are looking at an all-too-familiar situation: For the fourth time since 1999, they were searching for a superintendent to run their struggling school system. The departure of Superintendent John E. Deasy, who is stepping down after almost three years to work for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was a disappointment, several local leaders and parents said. An energetic reformer, Deasy presided over a rise in test scores and a narrowing of the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students since taking over the state's second-largest school system in May 2006. To read The Washington Post article, click here.

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