Interview with Hechinger: Will the candidates’ proposals for free or cheaper college work?

Hechinger Report higher-education editor Jon Marcus appeared on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to speak about whether cost is keeping people from higher educations at a time when some presidential candidates…

In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core

A national trend to overhaul math touches classrooms even in a place where Common Core is illegal

Quality of pre-K varies in New York, data shows

As New York City expands pre-K, one program in a high-poverty area is outshining its counterparts

College graduation rates rise, but racial gaps persist and men still out-earn women

George Washington University graduates Serena Williams, left, and Hannah Raymond, right, struggle against a strong wind as they pose for graduations pictures near the Washington Monument, Sunday, May…

What it’s like to be a transgender student in Mississippi

A state refuses to comply with Obama's new rules protecting transgender kids in schools; here's what it felt like to be one of those kids

Organic adoption of one classroom technology leads to a seamless way to share other ideas

When Jessica Schon decided to start using a new method for managing classroom behaviors, no one in the district had told her to do it. Instead, Schon started using a…

Policies to help students pay for college continue to shift toward favoring the rich

The surprising degree to which tax credits and financial aid flow to wealthier Americans


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A high school graduate raises his diploma in celebration as he walks back to his seat during a commencement ceremony Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Pittston, Pa.

Exclude Louisiana’s poorest students from scholarships? Stop kicking that can down the road

Helping the poor move into the middle class is the long-term solution

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As academic bureaucracy grows deeper, here’s who populates the layers

Closing gap for immigrant students under Common Core in Kentucky is a moving target

Louisville spends more to help a growing population