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DC schools head says she won't leave for NYC job

Saturday - 12/14/2013, 4:10pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - The schools chancellor in the District of Columbia says she's staying put.

Chancellor Kaya Henderson said in a letter to central office employees that she does not plan to leave her current job even though she's spoken with Bill de Blasio, the mayor-elect of New York City.

Henderson wrote in the letter that she loves the city and its students and that the school district is heading in the right direction.

Henderson replaced Michelle Rhee, who resigned in 2010 after then-Mayor Adrian Fenty was defeated by Vincent Gray. Henderson served as Rhee's deputy.

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