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.

Sam Larson, 15, measures a section of his cardboard canoe during ANSEP’s summer Acceleration Academy at the University of Alaska in July 2018.

Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

Pushing back against stereotypes, students in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program outperform students of all backgrounds in math and science

School founder Howard Fuller visits with students at the Milwaukee Collegiate Academy charter school.

Segregated schools are still the norm. Howard Fuller is fine with that

A longtime advocate for black-controlled schools in Milwaukee found an unlikely home among conservatives pushing school choice

How resources and opportunities differ for NYC students

Resources, instructional materials are drastically different for public school students living in the same city

When school is too easy: How high schools are failing their students

OPINION: How easy high schools are failing their students

Research underscores the need for systems that challenge and engage

Matthew Porter, a student at Craig High School, inspects a “collaborative” robot at Prent Corporation, in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Convincing students that learning blue-collar job skills will pay off

In Wisconsin, a school district faces a dilemma: Businesses are desperate for their students, but don’t always pay as well as they used to

The measured achievement gap between the students in this Revere High School English as a Second Language class and their English-speaking peers is likely to balloon with the introduction of the PARCC exam. From left, clockwise, are Mateo López and Nataly Gómez, both from Colombia; Amanda Moreira, from Brazil; and Maria Hernández, from Honduras.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

Researchers also say that they found collaboration led to higher grades for black students

Jun 22, 2009 - New York, New York, USA —- Graduates at the 81st Commencement Ceremony for the Bronx High School of Science at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

OPINION: Asian, black and Latino solidarity should come first

There’s more to student success than hard work and merit

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Freshmen at St. Louis Park High School, just outside of Minneapolis, take time out of their social studies class for a team-building exercise that is part of the school’s Building Assets, Reducing Risks program.

A little-known program has lifted 9th grade performance in virtually every type of school

Using a holistic approach with students to “catch those coughs before they become pneumonia”

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