Sarah Garland

In India, a college building boom

Ravi Sarma, an assistant professor of property law, points out new buildings going up at Chanakya National Law University, one of several new higher education institutions in Bihar,…

A global university rises in one of India’s most remote corners

A new university intended to draw students from around the world is slated to be built in Bihar near Nalanda, the ruins of one of the world's oldest…

Two of nation’s largest Head Start providers must fight for federal funds

Lady Bird Johnson visiting a classroom for Project Head Start in 1966. New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is at risk of losing a $190…

Should value-added teacher ratings be adjusted for poverty?

In Washington, D.C., one of the first places in the country to use value-added teacher ratings to fire teachers, teacher-union president Nathan Saunders likes to point to the following…

New York City: Big gains in the Big Apple

This story was part of a special section of the July-August 2010 edition of Washington Monthly magazine that was guest-edited by Richard Lee Colvin, editor of The Hechinger Report.…

New York: Small school, big results

This story was part of a special section of the July-August, 2010 edition of the Washington Monthly magazine that was guest edited by Richard Lee Colvin, editor of The Hechinger…

Tough times ahead for children of the Great Recession, report finds

More children will live in poverty this year. More will have two parents who are unemployed. Fewer children will enroll in pre-kindergarten programs, and fewer teenagers will find jobs. More…

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Q&A: Attendance advocate says littlest learners missing so much school they are being left behind

Hedy Chang, the founder and director of Attendance Counts. One in 10 kindergarten and first-grade students misses a month of school a year, according to…