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Climate change is sabotaging education for America’s students – and it’s only going to get worse

The wildfires that ripped through California towns torched school buildings and postponed the start of school as students and teachers were left homeless. A deadly deluge in Tennessee flooded schools and delayed classes as rescue teams searched for dozens of people who’d gone missing. Students around the country were dismissed early due to heat waves […]

Posted inClimate change: Are we ready?

Climate change is a health crisis. Are doctors prepared?

This story was produced as part of the nine-part series “Are We Ready? How Schools Are Preparing – and Not Preparing – Children for Climate Change,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. On a gray, drizzly January afternoon, more than 80 students […]

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Teaching among the ashes: ‘It’s not just your house that burned, it’s everyone’s’

This story was produced as part of the nine-part series “Are We Ready? How Schools Are Preparing – and Not Preparing – Children for Climate Change,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. This story also appeared in HuffPost PARADISE, Calif. — The […]

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COLUMN: Higher education is the key to the new infrastructure system we need

In March, President Joe Biden introduced the American Jobs Plan, a $2.7 trillion infrastructure bill that endeavors to put people to work by addressing historic discrimination, climate change, broadband access, and labor rights — on top of building and repairing roads and bridges. A day after Biden announced the proposal, the Republican National Committee denounced […]

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Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

This story was produced as part of the nine-part series “Are We Ready? How Schools Are Preparing – and Not Preparing – Children for Climate Change,” reported by HuffPost and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. On the eve of each hurricane season, Jamar McKneely worries […]

Posted inOpinion

OPINION: Schools can help us build back better and address climate change

America’s public schools have enormous energy, infrastructure and transportation needs, which make them an essential component of any plan to improve the nation’s overall infrastructure. Yet the role schools can play — both in economic recovery and in addressing climate change — is often overlooked. Our public-school system — with more than 98,000 schools covering […]

Posted inFuture of Learning

Helping science teachers tackle misinformation and controversial topics 

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! How do you teach kids about science when there is so much scientific misinformation and conflict over the truth about coronavirus, vaccines and […]