High School Reform

Experts often urge educators to catch struggling students “before it’s too late,” but high schools are charged with educating all students, regardless of their past. The Hechinger Report is spending two years exploring high schools successful with diverse groups or trying innovative approaches. See all our Special Reports

District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough

Focusing on family buy-in, a Connecticut district shifts to mastery-based learning

Sub shortage leaves schools scrambling when teachers call in sick

And makeshift solutions hurt vulnerable students the most

High school should be more like preschool

Why secondary education is borrowing ideas from early childhood

OPINION: How teachers bridged two Boston high schools to reap gains for all students

Boston Collegiate Charter, Jeremiah E. Burke focus on instruction

A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

Why we should honor undocumented students’ hard work with a pathway to citizenship

Can ‘Sober High’ schools keep teenagers off drugs?

A school-based approach to help fight a drug epidemic

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Education groups aimed at uplifting black students should not be the black face of her agenda

School choice shouldn’t take away our neighborhood schools

New Orleans to turn remaining five public schools into charters

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