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

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…


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New York was Common Core’s stronghold. What happens if the state backs down?

In this Oct. 24, 2013 file photo, people line up to speak at a Common Core learning reforms forum at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School in…

Cooperman Scholar Sideeq Waziri and pre-college program director Shawn Jenkins talk about college.

Can $25 million get 500 poor kids to and through college? One billionaire is trying

Cooperman Scholar Ashly Sanchez plays an icebreaker game during the program’s summer session on Rutgers University-Newark’s campus. Photo: Arianna Skibell NEWARK, N.J. — A group of…

Student loan default rates drop. Are income-driven repayment plans the reason?

A sharp drop in the number of college students who stop paying back their loans indicates that recent efforts to help students manage their debt are starting to pay off.…