D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee made public her resignation today, effective at the end of the month. Rhee's three-year tenure as chancellor saw a rise in test scores and a landmark contract with teachers, but drew national attention over controversial reforms that included the dismissal of hundreds of teachers and school staff and brought about many conflicts with the teachers union. Rhee's departure had been expected after Mayor Adrian Fenty lost his re-election bid. Deputy Chancellor Kaya Henderson is expected to replace Rhee in an acting capacity.

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