Communities come together to increase college-going from the ground up

Business, civic coalitions pick up where the federal and state governments fall short

Aging faculty who won’t leave thwart universities’ attempts to cut costs

But some older faculty say they offer institutional experience and research savvy

There’s finally federal data on low-income college graduation rates—but it’s wrong

Analysis shows Pell Grant graduation figure is off by as much as nearly 59 percentage points

A technology team from Facebook works to serve classroom teachers

At a California school, 20 Facebook employees built a software program that could eventually be used in any public school that wants it -- free

Bill Gates doubles down on his drive to improve teaching

Gentler language accompanies renewed commitment to teacher quality

California’s Aspire charter network gets a blended-learning boost from Silicon Schools Fund

A California-based charter school network has been an early but careful pioneer in blended learning, and now its leaders say they are ready to take it to the next level.…

Fifth-grade teacher Michele Downey gives directions to her class. Downey said teachers have evolved in their ability to use technology in meaningful ways. (Photo by Jackie Mader)

What’s the best way to prepare a teacher?

The Hechinger Report launches a reporting project to find out


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How to go deeper in education: Report solutions

New toolkit offers tips for journalists to improve, expand stories

Arne Duncan’s legacy – the top-down approach to education

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, right, answers a question while Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, left, listens during the Tribal Leaders and School Officials Roundtable on Thursday,…

What Arne Duncan did to American education and whether it will last

US President Barack Obama announces that education Secretary Arne Duncan will step down in December and John King, former State Superintendent in New York, will take his place…