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Momentum builds behind a way to lower the cost of college: A degree in three years

A handful of conventional colleges and universities are adding three-year degrees as students and families increasingly chafe at the more than four years it now takes most of those earning bachelor’s degrees to finish — and the resulting additional cost.

April 15, 2022 | Hechinger Report
After the pandemic disrupted their high school educations, students are arriving at college unprepared

Professors are scrambling to fill learning gaps and fend off what they say will be inequitable consequences.

April 6, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Standardized tests in their current format are ‘incredibly antiquated’

“The way we test students on typical standardized tests has little or nothing to do with the way real world problems present themselves,” said Sternberg, a psychometrician who’s developed several theories related to creativity, intelligence and testing.

March 31, 2022 | Hechinger Report
The fight for Black lives needs to happen in schools

High schools are uniquely positioned to affirm the worth — and support the mental health — of Black youth, writes Wenimo Okoya.

March 30, 2022 | Hechinger Report
The pandemic will leave the next generation of Black tech talent behind

If we don’t quickly figure out how to foster academic recovery, too many talented Black and Latino students will be shut out from high-paying STEM careers, writes Tim Daly and Dan Goldhaber.

March 21, 2022 | Hechinger Report
We know principals are important, so why doesn’t anyone want to be one these days?

The pandemic is driving principals out, and preparation programs don’t give them the support they need, writes Elina Alayeva and Leah Hamilton.

March 8, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Social and emotional learning is helping close equity gaps at my school

SEL helped our students before the pandemic, and those same skills have supported them throughout this crisis, in which student engagement and connection with peers, teachers and staff is needed more than ever before, writes Jenine De Marzo, Ed.D, an SEL trainer and health and physical education teacher at Urban Assembly Media High School in New York City.

February 28, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Our schools must tell a better and more complete story about our growing economic inequality

We risk raising children without empathy for those with different backgrounds, writes Karen V. Hansen, professor of sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, and Nazli Kibria, professor of sociology at Boston University.

February 21, 2022 | Hechinger Report
Social and emotional learning is the latest flashpoint in the education wars

Educators say SEL is intended to help kids cope with problems and succeed in school, but angry parents don’t see it that way.

February 21, 2022 | Hechinger Report