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Future Ed Report

A Policymaker's Playbook for Transforming Teaching

In A Policymaker’s Playbook: Transforming Public School Teaching in the Nation’s Capital, FutureEd Director Thomas Toch explores how DCPS has transformed teaching into a performance-based profession over the past decade.

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with past and present DCPS leaders, staff, principals, teachers, union officials, and researchers, the report analyzes in depth the school system’s abandonment of teaching’s traditional policies and practices in pursuit of a new paradigm for public school teaching.

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