The Numbers Disadvantaged students in charter schools are outscoring their counterparts in public schools.
Scores Show a Better System In a city struggling to repair its reputation as one of the country's most troubled school districts, the emergence of a thriving charter system has altered the dynamics.
Search this interactive map to find District charter schools by location, grade level and academic performance, including reading and math scores.
Inside the Hallways of KIPP
Inside the hallways of KIPP's Benning Road campus, teachers use innovative methods to help poor children reach high scores.
Learning Gets a New Approach
Charters like D.C. Prep and Howard University Middle are using strategies that have been advocated to help poor children.
In Their Own Words
In D.C.'s schools, getting an instructor who can handle the system's challenges comes down to the luck of the draw.
About This Feature A 2008 Post review finds that charter schools are outperforming public schools. For a comprehensive look at the District's charter schools search our online resources.
The Charter Board
Public Role, Private Gain Members of the bodies that regulate charters have taken part in decisions that stood to benefit themselves, their employers and companies with whom they have ties.
Transcript Q&A With Post Reporters Staff writers Dan Keating, David S. Fallis and April Witt answer your questions about The Post's look inside D.C. charter schools.
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