Jason Kamras, deputy to D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee in charge of human capital, talks with Education Next about the new teacher evaluation system put in place in D.C. Beginning this year, teachers in D.C. will be evaluated based on student test scores (when available) and classroom observations (by principals and master educators), and poorly performing teachers may be fired, regardless of tenure.

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For more on D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, see “D.C.’s Braveheart,” by June Kronholz in the Winter 2010 issue of Education Next.

Last updated October 14, 2009