Higher Ed

Greg Cruey, a teacher at Southside K-8 school, greeting students in the morning.

Teachers are first responders to the opioid crisis

In some schools in McDowell County, W.Va., as many as 40 percent of kids don’t live with their parents

The Challenger Learning Center at the Scobee Education Center, San Antonio College, Texas, in 2017.

From inner space to outer space, schools try new ways to help students explore

A sampling of Hechinger reporting for The New York Times’s Learning section

Young voters

Youth will determine the outcome of the 2018 midterms

That’s why Republicans are trying to stop them

OPINION: Motherhood and academia can — and should — mix

Five pieces of advice for those new to both

Hunter Blair and his fiancée, Ronnie Kinsman, pose in the field behind their home on June 2, 2018, in Onalaska, Washington. The pair graduated from Onalaska High School in 2017 and 2016 respectively, and say they intend to settle down in their hometown. “It’s beautiful country up here,” Kinsman said. “Why leave something that we love?”

How one tiny town is battling ‘rural brain drain’

Nearly all high-school graduates in Onalaska, Washington, head off to college — but many come back home after earning a degree

Matthew Porter, a student at Craig High School, inspects a “collaborative” robot at Prent Corporation, in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

In Wisconsin, a school district faces a dilemma: Businesses are desperate for their students, but don’t always pay as well as they used to

Classroom volunteer Aimee Menne helps teach one of the only computer science classes currently offered at San Francisco’s Mission High.

Mississippi lags in computer science grads, teachers— but it has a plan to fix that

In 2016, the state failed to graduate any teachers certified in computer science


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As they lose customers, universities try expanding the menu

Colleges nationwide have added more than 40,000 new degree and certificate programs in last six years, but are they better serving students?

Not many of South Carolina’s African-American high school grads attend its flagship campus

A video report with University of South Carolina students and the college president

Myiesha Robateau wasn’t offered enough financial aid to go to a private college and instead began this fall at the public University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many

Even as net prices begin to fall at some schools, many families are priced out