District of Columbia

Disrupted: The Path to School Reform in the Nation’s Capital

When the District of Columbia’s city councilors handed 36-year-old Mayor Adrian Fenty control of the…

Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in the Nation’s Capital

This piece was initially published by the D.C. Policy Center. In the two years…

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…

Graduation Scandal Shouldn’t Overshadow DCPS Reforms

The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has …

Vouchers in D.C.: Choosing Not to Choose

In May, after the Republican-controlled Congress renewed the private school voucher program for Washington, D.C.,…

How D.C. Schools Are Revolutionizing Teaching

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