Here's a quick roundup of FutureEd's work this month.
We were especially excited to help bring the Education Writers Association's national conference to Georgetown, and to release a report on a decade of teacher reform in the District of Columbia.
D.C. schools report,
published in the June edition of Washington Monthly, recounts how controversial reforms proposed by then-Chancellor Michelle Rhee, have evolved in the seven years since her departure into a national model for improving teaching and learning.
We had a chance to share our findings at the three-day EWA conference, which also
from several members of the FutureEd team and colleagues from the McCourt School of Public Policy.
Later in the month, we explored key issues in higher education with Senior Fellow Craig Wacker's piece on UT Austin's successful efforts to raise
its graduation rates
and a guest post from Alain Poutre of the Institute for Higher Education Policy about the relative benefits of
free college and Pell Grants
On the school choice front, we caught up with Louisiana State Superintendent John White, a public school administrator who supports school choice, about the
government's proper role
in overseeing charters and voucher programs. This came in the wake of
into the performance of students using vouchers in Louisiana and Indiana.
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Hope you have a great holiday weekend.
McCourt School of Public Policy