High School Reform

Experts often urge educators to catch struggling students “before it’s too late,” but high schools are charged with educating all students, regardless of their past. The Hechinger Report is spending two years exploring high schools successful with diverse groups or trying innovative approaches.

“Canyon Dreams”

How one Navajo Nation high school is trying to help students see a future that includes college

In a new book on "rez ball," columnist Michael Powell explores the lives of Navajo high schoolers on and off the court

black male students

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students

A separate class for black boys led to improvements in dropout rates, study finds

social-emotional learning curricula

A school district wades through a deluge of social-emotional curricula to find one that works

Concern about the quality of social-emotional programs is rising — but one Virginia school sees academic success by focusing on students’ emotional wellbeing   

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College dreams often melt away in summer months. ‘Near-peer’ counseling is helping keep them alive.

Eight years in, a program that helps low-income students stay on track to college is spreading — and showing results

XQ

Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

Innovation and equity didn’t mix

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

School districts are pushing career exploration into middle and lower grades, convinced the preparation necessary for tomorrow’s jobs needs to begin earlier

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