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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
To attract more students to STEM fields in college, advocates urge starting in sixth grade

Early interventions attempt to funnel more students to science, technology, engineering and math.

November 12, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Women have been marginalized in the building trades. The infrastructure bill could change that

Advocates say the bill – along with workforce funding in Democrats’ domestic spending proposal – present an opportunity to bring down barriers that have long kept women and people of color from construction jobs.

November 3, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Let’s build from Covid-related innovation instead of going backward

We can — and must — address inequities that have long burdened students, writes Girls Who Code CEO Tarika Barrett.

November 1, 2021 | Hechinger Report
Many young adults choose work over college, report shows

The number of undergraduate students is expected to drop 3.2 percent in the 2021-22 academic year after plunging 3.4 percent during the 2020-21 pandemic year, according to preliminary data released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center on Oct. 26, 2021. That adds up to 6.5 percent fewer undergraduate students now than there were in the fall of 2019 before the pandemic.

November 1, 2021 | Hechinger Report
10 ways for schools to gain traction with social-emotional learning programs

Federal funding, parent demand and evidence of payoff fuels support for social-emotional learning in the classroom, but continuation may hinge on rebranding and local investment

October 28, 2021 | Hechinger Report