This is the fifth story in a series exploring the current state of America’s preschools. This story also appeared in The Atlantic BRISTOL, England — Any child in England who has turned 3 by Sept. 1 is guaranteed 15 hours a week of free child-care or preschool for 38 weeks a year, or 570 hours total, […]
AUSTIN, Tex. — Most of the people who grow up in Roma, Texas — a small ranching town on the Mexican border — don’t go to an elite four-year college. The ones who do must move at least six hours from everything they know. They are usually the first in their families to attend such […]
It’s been another big year for The Hechinger Report. We unveiled a new website, held a successful crowd funding campaign and published a record-breaking 652 stories. If you found it hard to keep up with them all, fear not! We chose some must-reads to squeeze in before the ball drops. (And don’t forget to sign […]
This is the third story in a series exploring the current state of America’s preschools. This story also appeared in The Atlantic PORTLAND, Ore. — Fifty-one years ago this summer, former President Lyndon B. Johnson announced the launch of Head Start in the White House Rose Garden. “Five and six year old children are inheritors of […]
It’s been another big year for American education. The Common Core continued to shake up classrooms, amid bitter political feuds and parent protests. Schools around the country are also rushing to prepare the technology for new online standardized tests that are paired with the standards. And digital devices in the classroom are increasingly popular, but […]
Brandon, 18 and a recent immigrant from Guatemala, jumped eagerly into a recent conversation exercise in his English language class. He was supposed to ask a classmate, “What color are your eyes?” This story also appeared in Univision With liquid brown eyes of his own, and carefully cultivated biceps, the Oakland International High School student […]
Shannon Englebrecht, who works for the San Francisco Unified School District, is poised to become one of a rare breed in California when her hours are increased next year: a full-time public school librarian.
Ed Source Expanding publicly funded care for children under 5 is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Education, said Libby Doggett, the deputy assistant secretary of Policy and Early Learning. This story also appeared in Ed Source Doggett, a Texas native, was appointed in late August 2013 to replace Jacqueline Jones, the first […]
The quality of teacher training will be crucial to the success of the new Common Core State Standards in math, educators say, and the pressure is on districts to give elementary school teachers the skills they’ll need to provide students with a firm foundation in early arithmetic.
An argument in favor of universal preschool and publicly funded early care for infants and toddlers will hit the small screen early next year in the form of a new PBS documentary series, “The Raising of America.”