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Teacher Evaluation and Retention: What the Research Shows

Research has identified teacher effectiveness as the most important driver of student achievement. That makes…

Retaining Teachers: The View from Washington, D.C.

FutureEd Director Thomas Toch testified before the District of Columbia City Council on Dec. 4…

Rethinking What and How 45,000 Students Learn

During five and a half years as chief of teaching and learning at the District…

Common Lotteries and the Future of Urban Public Education

New common enrollment systems permit families to select traditional public schools and charters using a single…

A Policymaker’s Playbook for Transforming Teaching

District of Columbia Public Schools has been a source of some sensational headlines over the past…

How D.C. Schools Are Revolutionizing Teaching

When most people think of school reform in the Dis­trict of Columbia, they probably remember…