Mental health and trauma

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

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

Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

Their training doesn’t cover it, many textbooks don’t touch it, but teachers are taking on climate change anyway

The silence of school leaders on climate change

Some educators say school boards and education groups have a responsibility to speak out on climate inaction, but those calls aren’t always being well-received

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

In rural high schools, college guidance is often inadequate or non-existent. But new programs are popping up to help  

twice exceptional students

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

Parents say it’s often impossible to find schools to educate bright kids who have disabilities. Now some are fighting to change that

Teachers go to school on racial bias

Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary

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Fighting teacher stress

A growing number of mindfulness trainings help teachers cope, but critics say the real problem’s much deeper

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Among preschoolers, bullies who get bullied are at high risk for depression

New research finds that 2- to 3-year-olds who both bully and are bullied by their peers are the most likely to show signs of childhood depression

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