The District's most affluent ward has more than four times as many "highly effective" public schoolteachers as its poorest, underscoring a problem endemic to urban school systems: Their best educators often do not serve the children who need them most, reports the Washington Post. The inequity is reflected in the distribution of teachers judged to be most effective under the school district's rigorous new evaluation system, known as IMPACT. Just 5 percent of the 636 top performers work in Southeast Washington's Ward 8, home to many of the city's lowest-achieving schools and its highest concentration of children living in poverty....

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