K-12

Assessments can support, not just measure, student learning

Designed properly, tests can build student skills and offer the feedback they need

TEACHER VOICE: Will students fail if teachers can’t make a living wage?

The financial burdens that force talented people out of the field

The Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Public Schools entered into an agreement with a private foundation, the City of Jackson, and the Governor’s office to improve its schools.

What have Mississippi legislators proposed for education in the first few days of the legislative session?

Teacher qualification exemptions and state funding for school safety already proposed

Students are supposed to read The Scarlet Letter, not wear it

Shaming students is keeping schools from teaching them

Five years after Common Core, a mysterious spike in failure rate among NY high school students

Potential signs of long-lasting problems for low-achieving students

The Caravan

STUDENT VOICE: ‘I grew up being called a terrorist’

How education can provide the tools to stand up, speak out and stop hate

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Cohen students watch as the school’s boys team squared off against KIPP Renaissance in late September. Neither school has an officially sanctioned team, so they play six-on-six matches in a club league every Saturday.

Escuchando a New Orleans

Los periodistas de Hechinger han estado en New Orleans por más de seis años, compartiendo historias sobre los grandes cambios que están sucediendo en las escuelas allí. En este…

Students dance during an after school 'Love for Learning' night of activities with parents and children at the Byrd First Class Early Learning Center on February 12, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. The Byrd First Class Early Learning Center houses all of the city's pre-K students in one school.

Bold, progressive ideas aren’t unrealistic

Old-school Democrats should embrace ambitious policies, as the working-class whites they covet do

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