On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I look at the how L.A. Unified School District is using value-added data and discuss its disruptive power in transforming American public education. Value-added offers more tools for spurring school reform, learning more about the role of teachers in education, and helping parents get the information they need to improve education for all children.

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