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The District of Columbia public school system announced Friday that it is letting 226 teachers go for poor performance under the education assessment system called IMPACT.

The district also announced that it has notified 737 employees that if their performance doesn’t improve, they will be terminated after the upcoming school year.

Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee said in a news release, “Every child in a District of Columbia public school has a right to a highly effective teacher — in every classroom of every school, of every neighborhood or every ward, in this city.”

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