The first Ombuds for the Washington DC Public Schools, Tonya Vidal Kinlow, has apparently resigned after a little more than a year in the position. The Washington Post reports that Kinlow's office voicemail message says her resignation was effective on December 22. There was no further information available on the reason for her departure or when a successor might be appointed. Meanwhile, the DCPS Office of the Ombuds also released its November 2008 Report and Four-Month Analysis, showing that it had handled 325 cases in the first four months of the school year. (Washington Post; DCPS Ombuds November 2008 Report.)
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