Teachers from some charter schools in D.C. will collaborate with teachers from schools in England and discuss curricula, social challenges and similar experiences in the classroom.
Tom Nida with the public charter school board says this is the first time there's been such a partnership in D.C. The Transatlantic School Innovation Alliance has similar partnerships with schools in New York and Boston.
Teachers from five schools in the West Midlands in England will travel to the District next week. Nida says he expects this to help improve student achievement. "We keep hearing about how much worse out our education system is getting on an international level," said Nida. "So this is an opportunity to separate the fact from the myth and find out if there are best practices on both sides of the Atlantic."
The public charter schools participating in D.C. are Paul, SEED, Cesar Chavez, Capitol City and Washington Math, Science, Technology.
Kavitha Cardoza reports...