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Hechinger’s top stories of 2015

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 […]

Posted inElementary to High School, News

Viral math problems, unaccompanied minors and special ed in prison: A look back at Hechinger’s top K-12 stories of 2014

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 […]

Posted inCalifornia, Elementary to High School, Immigration, News, The West

Unaccompanied minors bring hope, past trauma to American schools

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 […]

Posted inEarly Education, Elementary to High School

Q&A: Publicly funded preschool ‘top priority’ for U.S. Department of Education

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 […]