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Welcome to the new Hechinger Report website! Since our launch in 2010, our staff and the number of stories we produce have been growing, and so has our audience. We’ve also honed our mission to better explain what we do: in-depth coverage of inequality and innovation in education based on reporting from classrooms and campuses.
We decided it was time for our website to better reflect this mission and help readers more easily navigate the deeply-reported feature stories, smart analysis, and unique perspectives and voices from the field published here. Upstatement, a Boston-based firm, took on our cause and has created a responsive design that we hope not only improves the reading experience, but also allows our audience to discover the vast amount of content and resources housed on our site.
At the top of our home page, you’ll find the stories that were months – and sometimes years – in the making. Our reporters embed themselves in schools and spend time with families, teachers and principals to tell detailed narratives that help readers understand how policy is impacting real people. And they dig into research and data to highlight problems and potential solutions for the most troubling issues in education.
In addition, the homepage will showcase the latest news on our site and the special projects we’re focused on at the moment. In these special series, we’ll often spend years tackling a critical topic in education or immersing ourselves in a place where the struggle to improve education is particularly fraught.
You will still see our reporting on the pages of local newspapers and outlets like NPR, Time.com, and The Atlantic, but only on The Hechinger Report website can you find the deep well of stories we’ve created over the past five years. Here, you can read a great story and then find more context and perspectives on the topic. That’s because we see each of our stories as part of an ongoing journey to uncover the biggest problems in education and examine the most promising solutions to make it better.
We hope you’ll join us.