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

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

Support Betsy DeVos, shoot yourself in the foot

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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Can this rural high school ‘drop the drama’?

Mia Clough, an 11th-grader, shares ideas for a code of conduct during the Drop the Drama class at Pittsfield Middle High School. Photo: Jim Vaiknoras PITTSFIELD,…

Dear students, Betsy DeVos may not be prepared for office, but you must prepare for her

The confirmation vote on the Secretary of Education nominee has been delayed amid criticism

It all started in a German castle: How wilderness programs shape some urban schools

Techniques honed in the wilderness help students build homes, make films, tend gardens and act in a play about apartheid