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Four challenged D.C. schools are getting new principals. But do school leaders want to work here?

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David Pinder, a D.C. schools official, delivered the frustrating results of a principal search to the Anacostia High teachers.

The school was searching for its sixth principal in a decade and a nationwide hunt had yielded few strong contenders to lead students in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

Pinder said community and faculty panels, which help select principals in the city, had found most of the four finalists unimpressive, according to an audio recording of a June staff meeting obtained by The Washington Post.

The only candidate the panel thought could be a suitable choice would be going to Dunbar High, a District high school that also needed a new leader.

One teacher asked if Pinder, an instructional superintendent for high schools, could bring in more candidates.

Read  more @ The Washington Post

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This week’s District Minute features stories about the Mayor’s announcement designating the Office on Aging as the Department on Aging and Community Living, Sunday’s Lunar New Year Parade, and the Mayor’s Senior Budget Telephone Town Hall.

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