The HechingerEd blog takes a daily look at education issues, news and controversies in and out of the headlines. It’s all part of the conversation at The Hechinger Report, a website devoted to in-depth coverage of national education issues.

College tuition getting more expensive for those who can afford it the least
Interview: Sarah Butrymowicz on Common Core roll out
How to boost college graduation rates for black and Latino males
Skip school and lose welfare? The good and bad of Australia’s tough tactics on truancy
Will Louisiana’s students be ready for online testing?

Community College Spotlight

Joanne Jacobs writes about this often neglected sector of our education system and provides a forum for discussion and debate.

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Candidates aren’t talking about community colleges
In Oregon, 13th grade = free year of college
‘Gainful employment’ rule drops defaults
1 in 6 adults lacks basic skills

Eye on Education

A Sociological Eye on Education is written by sociologist Aaron M. Pallas and comments on educational research and policy. The blog casts a critical eye on educational research, education policy, and the linkages between them.

Want to be rated ‘highly effective’ in New York? Don’t teach English or math in grades 4-8
Pageantry at the U.S. Department of Education
The soft bigotry of no expectations
Resistance to Common Core isn’t just about suburban soccer moms and their private interests
When policymakers don’t understand basic statistics