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Every donation of up to $1,000 will be matched by the Knight Foundation until January 19.

Support our award-winning, in-depth reporting on inequality and innovation in classrooms and campuses all over the U.S. with a financial gift today. Your gift helps us fill a critical gap in national education coverage. Our unbiased, robust reporting on American schools is needed now more than ever.

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Why should I give?

What will my gift pay for?

Top-notch reporting: Our award winning reporting tells the story of education policy through the lives of the people most deeply affected by it.

Data research, targeted investigations, multimedia innovation: We are committed to fact-based reporting, speaking truth to power and using the latest storytelling tools.

Reporting from classrooms and campuses: We want to know what is happening all across the U.S, and that means getting into real schools coast to coast.

What do I get?

In addition to that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you help out a non-profit news organization committed to nuanced, truthful reporting, you’ll get a members-only monthly newsletter with behind-the-scenes info on how our reporters get their best stories. Those who pledge over a certain amount are also eligible to receive one of several thank you gifts. See below for details.

How much do I give?

Sustaining membershipsSustaining memberships are welcome at any level, from $10 a month up. Sustaining memberships make a huge difference to our ability to plan our editorial calendar since we know we can count on your continued support.

To pledge a recurring gift, check the box and write in the gift amount below.

$10 a month — Thank you! We love that we can count on you. Please accept three Hechinger reporter notebooks with our thanks.

$20 a month — Thank you! We’ll send you three notebooks and a mug as a token of our gratitude for your ongoing commitment to supporting great education reporting.

$35 or more per month — Thank you! We’ll send you the notebooks and a tote bag. And your name will also be added to our supporters’ page under the giving circle that represents your full donation amount for the year.

  • Interns’ Circle – $365 total or $30.41 a month
  • Reporters’ Circle – $500 total or $41.66 a month
  • Editors’ Circle – $1,200 total or $100 a month
  • Editors-in-Chief’s Circle – $2,400 total or $200 a month

One-time donationsOne time donations of $25 or more make you a Hechinger member for 12 months. If you can give at least $75, we have some nice thank you gifts to offer. Every little bit counts, so please give what you can and consider letting your friends know that you pitched in. Maybe they will too!

$25 — Thank you! Every little bit counts!

$75 — Thank you! We’d like to offer you a Hechinger mug in classic black and yellow as a token of thanks.

$150 — Thank you! We’d like to offer you a tote bag to show our gratitude.

$365 — Thank you! That’s equivalent to a dollar a day! Please accept a tote bag with our thanks. Also, we will list your name on our supporter page in our 2017 Interns’ Circle.

$500 — Thank you! Please accept a mug and tote bag with our thanks. Also, we will list your name on our supporter page in our 2017 Reporters’ Circle.

$1,200 — Thank you! Please accept a mug and a tote bag with our thanks. Also, we will list your name on our supporter page in our 2017 Editors’ Circle.

$2,400 — Thank you! Please accept a tote bag with our thanks. We will list your name on our supporter page in our 2017 Editor-in-Chief’s Circle. Also, please expect a call from our Editor-in-Chief Liz Willen, who would love to take you to lunch the next time you’re in New York City.

Note: The counter is tracking all individual donations. It does not include the matching funds we expect to receive from the Knight Foundation for donations given between December 19 and January 19. Thank you.