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Not going it alone: International education programs in an age of isolation

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

In professional development for online teachers, highlighting failure led the way to success

The success story may be more exciting, but this district’s leader says the initial failure is important, too

Data analysis reveals keys to student success

With nearly 3 million datapoints, Trilogy Education says it knows exactly what it takes to keep students on track

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

A reader asks: What’s the outlook for America’s middle class? And does a college degree still pave the way into it?

A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

His startup offers virtual science labs, but he hopes that’s only the beginning

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

A reader asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how should schools prepare students now?

Schools don’t have to reinvent the wheel

Organizations that share proven models with many schools could increase the pace of innovation

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Oliver Francis, of Philadelphia, was placed in foster care because he was truant. He graduated from George Junior Republic, a residential school in Grove City, Pennsylvania, this spring.

New report underscores education problems in institutions for foster youth

Advocacy groups call for Pennsylvania state government to step up oversight of residential facilities

Matthew Snyder applied for the job of superintendent in Cheraw, Colorado. The school board liked him (and the idea of saving money) so much that it asked if he’d serve as principal too.

The big jobs of small-town principals

Rural school leaders have some of the most complex roles in education — and some of the highest attrition

Designing accessible ed tech can be costly, but demand is on the rise

Schools are putting more pressure on developers to think about access

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