The District of Columbia (DC) has struggled for decades to improve its public education system. In 2007 the DC government made a bold change in the way it governs public education with the goal of shaking up the system and bringing new energy to efforts to improve outcomes for students. The Public Education Reform Amendment Act (PERAA) shifted control of the city's public schools from an elected school board to the mayor, developed a new state department of education, created the position of chancellor, and made other ...

A Plan for Evaluating the District of Columbia's Public Schools: From Impressions to Evidence 2011, National Academies Press, Washington

ISBN-13: 9780309209366