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    DCPS Needs An Independent Investigation Into Grad Standards

    Last month, I had the opportunity to hear D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Antwan Wilson speak at Democrats for Education Reform‘s annual conference in Washington. He spoke about how his own education had impacted his life, recounted the progress DCPS has made over the past several years, and made clear that he intended to continue and […] More

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    Consternation About Teacher Evaluation

    Earlier this month, Youngstown City Schools CEO Krish Mohip launched a new teacher evaluation system that made absolutely no sense. Under the new process, 50% of a teacher’s evaluation would be based on walk-through observations and the other 50% would be based on so-called “shared-attribution measures” – i.e., a district-wide value-added measure of student growth, based on […] More

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    A Disgrace In DCPS

    NPR’s Education Team is out with a new investigation from reporter Kate McGee showing that administrators at Washington D.C.’s Ballou High School handed out diplomas to dozens of students who failed to meet the requirements for graduation last year. Ballou, which has long been one of the city’s most troubled high schools, garnered national attention […] More