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We cover inequality and innovation in education with in-depth journalism that uses research, data and stories from classrooms and campuses to show the public how education can be improved and why it matters.

Mission: Informing the public about inequality and innovation in education through quality journalism.

TEACHER VOICE: "Seeing a diverse teaching force at the helm of the classroom showed me that teaching was a viable career...
11/23/2019
OPINION: A diverse teaching force helps black male students succeed

TEACHER VOICE: "Seeing a diverse teaching force at the helm of the classroom showed me that teaching was a viable career for a black student in Detroit, and they inspired me to follow my dream of becoming a teacher."

This young black teacher sees the potential for his students to be the next generation of leaders and professionals -- if we have a diverse teaching force.

PE teacher Jon Szychlinksi uses classroom technology for physical education, to help his middle schoolers track fitness,...
11/21/2019
Ed tech can transform physical education classes, too

PE teacher Jon Szychlinksi uses classroom technology for physical education, to help his middle schoolers track fitness, nutritional and academic data, and help students see the connection between the three.

PE teacher Jon Szychlinksi uses classroom technology in physical education to help his middle schoolers stay on track and monitor fitness progress online

Community leaders hope that improving early childhood education in East St. Louis, where some neighborhoods have been la...
11/20/2019
Wealthy cities can afford to expand pre-K: What about everyone else?

Community leaders hope that improving early childhood education in East St. Louis, where some neighborhoods have been labeled child care deserts, will provide a foundation for boosting academic and social outcomes later on.

Improving early childhood ed in a city where some neighborhoods have child care deserts by providing a foundation for boosting academic and social outcomes

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11/20/2019

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Mississippi had an impressive showing on the Nation’s Report Card this year. But a new report says that drastic change...
11/15/2019
Helping rural students thrive

Mississippi had an impressive showing on the Nation’s Report Card this year. But a new report says that drastic change is needed to help the state’s rural students succeed.
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Mississippi had an impressive showing on the Nation’s Report Card. But a new report says drastic change is needed to help its rural students succeed.

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11/12/2019

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More future jobs will require a college degree, yet more students are dropping out with no credential
11/10/2019
More students are leaving college without a degree

More future jobs will require a college degree, yet more students are dropping out with no credential

Despite a growing number of jobs requiring a college degree, more students than ever are dropping out of college without finishing a degree

OPINION: "International studies show that the United States is one of the most tracked education systems in the world, b...
11/09/2019
OPINION: Separating 'gifted' children hasn't led to better achievement

OPINION: "International studies show that the United States is one of the most tracked education systems in the world, but tracking hasn’t led to high achievement for the country."

The U.S. has one of the most-tracked systems in the country, but separating gifted children hasn't led to better acheivement.

The annual cost of attending several selective universities is slated to reach $100,000 within a few years. via The Atla...
11/08/2019
Six-Figure Price Tags Are Coming to Colleges

The annual cost of attending several selective universities is slated to reach $100,000 within a few years. via The Atlantic

The annual cost of attending several selective universities is slated to reach $100,000 within a few years.

COLUMN: "Powell’s intimate portrayal of students, teachers and an inspirational coach at Chinle High School is an impo...
11/07/2019
How one Navajo Nation high school is trying to help students see a future that includes college

COLUMN: "Powell’s intimate portrayal of students, teachers and an inspirational coach at Chinle High School is an important contribution to the literature on an education crisis that’s affecting native youth."

In new book “Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation,” Powell writes about lives of high school basketball players both on and off the court

14 high-quality studies of writing instruction point to "exciting, social and noisy" classrooms.
11/04/2019
Scientific evidence on how to teach writing is slim

14 high-quality studies of writing instruction point to "exciting, social and noisy" classrooms.

14 high-quality studies of writing instruction point to "exciting, social and noisy" classrooms but none of the approaches clearly outshone the others.

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11/04/2019

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Access does not equal equity
11/02/2019
Access does not equal equity

Access does not equal equity

The NYC schools that have adopted a mastery-based curriculum have made diversity work by embracing the principles of culturally responsive education.

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11/01/2019

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10/31/2019
How Louisiana’s richest students go to college on the backs of the poor

Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program and state budget formulas handicap less-advantaged students and colleges, and it’s a national trend.

Data from The Hechinger Report's Tuition Tracker (https://buff.ly/2BTTNiw) shows that at public universities across the state, tuition bills have skyrocketed for the lowest-income students.

Louisiana’s TOPS scholarship program and state budget formulas handicap less-advantaged students and colleges, and it’s a national trend

In a Kentucky county where coal once reigned, a principal tries to map a future for students that won’t take them away...
10/22/2019
Hope in coal country: Parents without diplomas keep their kids in school

In a Kentucky county where coal once reigned, a principal tries to map a future for students that won’t take them away from home

When coal mine owners abandoned Leslie County, the lack of a high school diploma became debilitating. A principal is making sure his students get one.

In our new three-part series, The Hechinger Report traveled to three counties with very high numbers of adults without a...
10/21/2019
First Step to the Middle Class Archives - The Hechinger Report

In our new three-part series, The Hechinger Report traveled to three counties with very high numbers of adults without a high school credential to learn about the obstacles schools and families must overcome to provide and obtain this essential first step to a middle-class life. The three counties, all in the rural South, are profoundly different in terms of race and ethnicity — and in their experiences of racism and segregation.

Read all three parts here:

The Hechinger Report traveled to three counties with very high numbers of adults without a high school credential to learn about the obstacles schools and families must overcome to provide and obtain…

New ways to identify struggling students
10/20/2019
New ways to identify struggling students

New ways to identify struggling students

If teachers wanted to identify struggling students, they would spend hours looking through spreadsheets. Now, a software program does that automatically.

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10/17/2019
Development Director

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The Hechinger Report, the nonprofit news outlet covering innovation and inequality in education, is looking for a development director. This new position will work closely with our executive director and our business and administration manager and other key staff members and consultants to maintain....

How some colleges are trying radical business-style strategies to stay afloat
10/16/2019
Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

How some colleges are trying radical business-style strategies to stay afloat

Financial challenges and a historic decline in college enrollment are causing some institutions to use business-style solutions to rebuild and stay afloat.

A preview of Hechinger reporting on new routes to success in education that are popping up around the country. Our lates...
10/10/2019
New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

A preview of Hechinger reporting on new routes to success in education that are popping up around the country. Our latest for The New York Times Learning Section:

Students who complete an associate degree at any of the state’s 34 community or technical colleges can receive their high school diploma.

"Suing to eliminate consideration of race in college admissions undoes decades of progress," writes columnist Andre Perr...
10/09/2019
Students for Fair Admissions vs Harvard: Making elite colleges white again

"Suing to eliminate consideration of race in college admissions undoes decades of progress," writes columnist Andre Perry.

Colleges have always been afforded the autonomy of selecting who they want to teach; only when that autonomy is used as an antiracist tool to advance democracy does it become a problem, as in the…

"We will take back kindergarten — and, in doing so, we will be serving kindergarteners well."
10/08/2019
A rigorous and developmentally appropriate kindergarten

"We will take back kindergarten — and, in doing so, we will be serving kindergarteners well."

Yes, we can have a rigorous and developmentally appropriate kindergarten. These two approaches to learning do not have to be mutually exclusive.

Columnist Jill Barshay's latest: Economist estimates that three-fourths of white students who are athletes, legacies, bi...
10/07/2019
Harvard critic finds white jocks and rich kids get preferential treatment in admissions - The Hechinger Report

Columnist Jill Barshay's latest: Economist estimates that three-fourths of white students who are athletes, legacies, big donors or faculty children would have been rejected

Just before the October 2019 federal court decision upholding Harvard’s admissions policy that factors in a student’s race, a new analysis of the university’s applicant data revealed that it might…

Preschools and day cares are deeply segregated on average — even more so than K-12 schools. A new report found that ea...
10/03/2019
Report finds home-based programs largely responsible for segregation

Preschools and day cares are deeply segregated on average — even more so than K-12 schools. A new report found that early learning programs are twice as likely to be nearly 100 percent black or Hispanic than kindergarten and first-grade classrooms.

Home-based programs are 30 percent more segregated than center-based programs, which include private preschools and public school-based pre-K programs.

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