Author

Thomas Toch

Articles

Disrupted

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.”

03/20/2020

What Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Get About School Reform

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

01/29/2020

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.

06/05/2019

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.

06/01/2018

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.

02/18/2018

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

06/27/2017

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.

03/22/2016
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