Thomas Toch



Public-education reform in the nation’s capital

SUMMER 2020 / VOL. 20, NO. 3

Blog Posts/Multimedia

The Dos and Don’ts of Distance Learning in a Pandemic

“The more we can simplify things, the better.”


What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Get About School Reform

The presidential candidate’s claims are “ridiculous,” “far-fetched,” and “fantastically naive”


Reflections of a School Reformer

An interview with Bob Wise, who served as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education from 2005 until his recent departure.


Why Reforming Teacher Evaluation Has — and Hasn’t — Succeeded

An interview with Matthew Kraft, an assistant professor of education and economics at Brown University who has researched teacher evaluation reform extensively.


Graduation Scandal Shouldn’t Overshadow Successful DCPS Reforms 

The recent furor over District of Columbia high schools issuing dubious diplomas has prompted pundits to declare a decade’s worth of school reform in the nation’s capital a failure.


How D.C. Schools Are Revolutionizing Teaching

Teaching has been transformed into a performance-based profession that provides recognition, responsibility, collegiality, support, and significant compensation


Some New Teacher Evaluation Systems Do Make a Difference

The new generation of teacher evaluations have the potential to strengthen instruction, make teaching more attractive work, and raise student achievement on a wide scale—if states and school districts stay the course on reform.

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