G.F. Brandenburg keeps a close watch on D.C. Schools. In this series of posts, he compares academic gains in D.C. before and after the chancellorship of Michelle Rhee. What he finds is a district that was showing steady improvement before Rhee arrived, and where the gains post-Rhee were continuous with earlier trends. He also compares the performance of public and charter schools in the district on NAEP, as well as the scores of different groups of students.

Aficionados of test scores in D.C. will find these posts of great interest:

See here, here, here, and here.