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Too many students just aren’t interested in what is being taught

Too many students are disengaged from the content of school. This is particularly concerning because engagement and cultural relevance have both been proven to have a positive impact on student outcomes, writes Relevant Learner's Noah Dougherty.

January 12, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Why we could soon lose even more Black Teachers

America has long had a teacher diversity problem, and the strains of the last two years are poised to make it worse, writes Sarah Carr.

January 5, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Long disparaged, education for the skilled trades is slowly coming into fashion

One trend reviving interest in education in the trades appears to be growing doubt among high school students and career switchers about the value of a four-year college; the proportion of high schoolers who are considering a four-year education has plummeted from 71% to 48% since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the ECMC Group, a nonprofit student loan guaranty agency that also operates three career schools.

December 31, 2021 | Hechinger Report
We face another lost generation if we don’t do something about college enrollment

With free community college out, let’s make sure early college is still in Build Back Better, writes Deborah Delisle and Chris Gabrieli.

December 27, 2021 | Hechinger Report
More students question college, putting counselors in a fresh quandary

The pandemic has made counselors reflect on how to help students evaluate many different paths and opportunities, then figure out what interests them.

December 23, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Congress is cutting the funds that could have closed the homework gap

Billions of dollars that connected children to the internet during the pandemic is at risk of disappearing.

December 13, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Students need more computer training for our increasingly digital world

There is a growing need to reframe computing in classrooms as an inherently social and learned set of skills. The end goal is not to just provide access to digital devices — it’s to develop the skills to use these tools for heightened learning, critical thinking and self-expression, writes Jean-Claude Brizard and Kelly Mills.

December 9, 2021 | Hechinger Report
From Associate to B.A.: More people can finish a four-year degree at community colleges

Nearly half of states allow some community colleges to offer bachelor’s degree programs.

November 29, 2021 | Hechinger Report
“It’s so hard and so challenging”: An oral history of year three of pandemic schooling

Teachers, parents and administrators from across the country told us what it’s like to be in school this year and how completely not normal it’s already become.

November 29, 2021 | Hechinger Report