Jason Botel, a Maryland education advocate and founder of a well-regarded city charter school, is expected to be named a senior White House adviser on education.
Politico first reported the news Tuesday night, and said Wednesday that Botel would be working with the interim secretary of education to lead a group of 18 new Department of Education staffers.
A source close to Botel told The Baltimore Sun that Botel has accepted the post. Botel did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday.
Botel began his career as a Teach for America teacher in the Baltimore public schools and went on to found KIPP Ujima Village Academy, an academically rigorous charter school in West...