» This Story:Read +| Comments

About This Feature

Discussion Policy
Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008; 1:49 PM

Fixing D.C.'s Schools

In 2008 the a team of Post reporters found that the city's charter schools are doing better than the public schools in a key mission: boosting academic achievement among poor children.

This Story

To see data for each school in the District, search this interactive map. You can narrow your search by location, grade level and academic performance, including reading and math scores. A full list of charter schools is also available.

Please join our school-by-school discussion to share your experience, thoughts and concerns about the District's charter schools.


In 2007, The Washington Post and washingtonpost.com dispatched more than a dozen print and audio reporters, database analysts, videographers and photographers to investigate what was wrong with the school system in the nation's capital. The team spent months uncovering the true condition of the school system and its programs, identifying the huge obstacles to change that had defeated reforms and reformers in the past.

The multi-platform series won the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Web Reporting and two multimedia awards from the White House News Photographers Association.

» This Story:Read +| Comments

More in Education Section

[Michelle Rhee]

Michelle Rhee

Full coverage of D.C. Schools Chancellor.

[Fixing D.C.'s Schools]

D.C. Charters

Learn about every charter school in D.C.

[Class Struggle]

Class Struggle

The latest on education from columnist Jay Mathews.

© 2008 Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive