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With college enrollment tumbling, new strategies are urgently needed

US college enrollments have declined by 3 million students over the past decade. While the decrease has been concentrated in community colleges, it’s coming soon to many four-year institutions, writes Joshua Wyner.

May 23, 2022 | The Hechinger Report
Not your typical shop class: New CTE program requires lessons in social skills

21st century skill requirements are part of a new framework designed to make sure students have not just the technical skills but also the relationship skills to succeed in jobs that require interaction with customers and co-workers.

January 21, 2022 | The Hechinger Report
Middle School is Often Difficult. Try Experiencing it Under Quarantine.

In early adolescence, kids are forming their identities, learning rapidly and building lots of friendships. That’s why the pandemic has been particularly disruptive for this age group.

June 22, 2020 | The Hechinger Report
As College Enrollment Falls, Recruiters Descend on a State That Still Has Lots of Applicants

Busloads of boisterous high school students from across the Los Angeles basin poured into the Pasadena Convention Center, where colleges from around the world were poised to pitch them.

June 22, 2019 | The Hechinger Report
Can We Really Prepare Kids for Both College and Career?

Ana Sical, 25, once thought she was destined for a full-time job at the Jack in the Box fast food restaurant where she worked for three years alongside her mom, dad, aunts and uncles.

May 26, 2015 | The Hechinger Report
College-for-All vs. Career Education? Moving Beyond a False Debate

At New Orleans charter schools, even students in the primary grades sometimes start the day with rousing chants professing their commitment to college.

August 19, 2013 | The Hechinger Report