Testimony

A Research-Practice Partnership for the District of Columbia

Matthew Chingos, director of the Urban Institute’s Education Policy Program, testified before the Council of the District of Columbia about how independent, high-quality research can support the District’s efforts to provide a high-quality education for all children. Drawing on Urban’s collective experience conducting research in the District and in other cities and states around the country, Chingos offered recommendations about how the Council can best foster a research-practice partnership focused on improving outcomes for DC students.