Harry Jaffe, a columnist for NBC Washington’s First Read DMV, writes:

“Seaton Elementary is a place of peace, learning and dare I say joy. Walk into Seaton—as I do every Thursday to volunteer for the nonprofit Reading Partners—and you will see Latino and African-American mothers and fathers dropping off children, white parents pushing strollers alongside their young students, and Asian kids riding up on the bicycles. The halls are quiet. Student are learning.

“The success at Seaton and schools across the District lends credence to those who believe education reform is working in D.C.’s public and public charter schools — and that D.C. is on its way to going from the worst to one of the country’s best urban school systems.”

Read more: Jaffe Report: DC Public Schools Transformed After Decade of Reform? – NBC4 Washington