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We explain what’s working, what’s not and what matters in education. Our stories are deeply researched, carefully written and rigorously edited. Our mission isn’t only to expose problems. We want to find out what’s being done to fix them and whether those solutions are working and can be replicated.

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

A sampling of Hechinger reporting for The New York Times’s Learning section

mechanistic explanations

How you talk to your child might make them smarter

New research dissects the explanations that parents and teachers give young kids

Artificial intelligence

Will AI really transform education?

Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet

sexual health education

It’s not about sex: Teaching young children where babies come from (and other stuff)

Comprehensive sexual health education, which covers friendship and families along with babies and bodies, is rare in America’s elementary schools even though experts say it’s critical

project-based learning

OPINION: From a former teacher, four ways to take the drama out of math class

When it comes to building skills, we can't throw confidence under the bus

A school where character matters as much as academics

A Washington, D.C., charter school prioritizes students’ emotional development — and finds ways to grade them on it

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

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VR in schools

Using virtual reality to help students with disabilities

Virtual tours and virtual social interactions give kids a chance to practice life skills in safe spaces

OPINION: Parents, here’s why your most important partner may be your child’s teacher (and vice versa)

Seven ways that family collaboration can benefit students

High school graduation rates

High school graduation rates for one important group are starting to get better

How an ambitious plan to help Hispanics get ready for college is making early inroads

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