poverty

School district secessions gather speed, a new report shows

Wealthy school districts are increasingly splitting from poorer, more diverse ones, accelerating resegregation

participatory budgeting

What happens when students are given a say in school budgets?

New York City becomes the second school district to introduce students to participatory budgeting, allowing them to divvy up a slice of their school’s money

After all the fuss about getting in, how do poor students survive on elite campuses?

A new book details obstacles, from encountering closed cafeterias to cleaning clogged toilets

school and student data

Citywide data partnership offers new ways to serve students

Kansas City Public Schools will share student data with local nonprofits

How New Orleans leaders built a segregated city

Using schools as the building blocks, New Orleans leaders cemented residential segregation that persists today according to a new book

Mississippi

Mississippi in the bottom tier of states in supporting babies and toddlers

New report finds Mississippi is failing to help young children thrive 

Access does not equal equity

In New York City’s highly segregated school system, some schools are embracing diversity through mastery-based learning

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New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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

tribal colleges

Why are tribal college students slow to ask for financial aid?

A report about student experiences at tribal colleges and universities finds a lag in seeking aid, along with reluctance to take out loans

Students at Walker Valley High School in Cleveland, Tennessee, work with machinery in the school’s mechatronics lab.

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

Companies need more people with degrees but struggle to find them

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