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Communities hit hardest by the pandemic, already struggling, could face a dropout cliff

At West Philadelphia High School, administrators and teachers have tried to cushion the pandemic’s impact and keep students engaged in school.

May 19, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Here’s a solution for attracting more Black, Latino and Indigenous talent to STEM — Start early

Unless we address elementary school math education, we won’t have a pipeline, writes Xiaoxia Newton.

May 16, 2022 | Hechinger Report
As businesses hunt for educated workers, states are loosening the purse strings for higher ed again

Thirty-eight governors raised the topic of higher education spending during their state-of-the-state addresses, an analysis by the National Governors Association found. Collectively, they called for increasing it by billions of dollars over the next five years.

May 13, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Career planning in middle school prepares students for better workforce choices

Arizona CTE school district finds that starting career literacy early, with fun, hands-on experiences improves outcomes.

May 10, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Many certificate programs don’t pay off, but colleges want to keep offering them anyway

New research from the nonprofit National Student Legal Defense Network and scholars at George Washington University shows that nearly two-thirds of undergraduate certificate programs left their students worse off than the typical high school graduate, making an average of less than $25,000 per year.

April 30, 2022 | Hechinger Report
The future of work starts early in this California school district — just ask a fifth grader

In Cajon Valley Union School District, career thinking, exploration and respect for all jobs begins in kindergarten.

April 28, 2022 | Hechinger Report
What do classroom conversations about race, identity and history really look like?

Young people and educators in Alabama, Texas, Washington and Virginia talk about how they are navigating issues ensnared in the culture wars.

April 27, 2022 | Hechinger Report
A call to service: Our schools need you to step up

As President Biden called for in his State of the Union address, it’s time for each of us to step up to help the bedrock of our nation — our schools. We need a cadre of caring adults — tutors, mentors, classroom parents and community partnership volunteers — to help lift the burden from the shoulders of our overworked educators and support staff and ensure that our students are supported, and schools remain open, writes All4Ed's Deborah Delisle.

April 19, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Mental health services are crucially important for student success but often overlooked

Students are making decisions about college in the coming weeks and should put mental health on their lists of considerations, writes Alison Malmon.

April 18, 2022 | Hechinger Report