Saturday, June 23, 2007

Fixing DC Schools: Investigative Report

For decades, the District's public schools have resisted scores of reform plans and multiple changes in leadership to remain among the most troubled in the nation. In the first part of our series, The Washington Post will report on the state of the schools and the lessons of failed and successful reforms. More about this series

Part 1: The Breakdown
A detailed assessment shows that the system is close to the highest-spending and worst-performing in the nation.

Part 2: Reform's Checkered History
The history of D.C. school reform is a strongly cautionary tale.

Part 3: A Philadelphia Story
A turnaround plan in the Philadelphia public schools offers evidence that broken urban school systems can be fixed.

Your eyes: Do you see something in your school's data that we should know more about? Please e-mail us at or call and leave a message at 202-334-6905.

Tell Us which three problems would be your top priority if you ran the D.C. public schools. A select number of responses will be published on

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