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Q&A with the College Board’s Sandy Baum: ‘Too many low- and moderate-income students are being left behind’

Sandy Baum Sandy Baum, an independent policy analyst for the College Board, discovered recently that colleges and universities awarded $5.3 billion in grants beyond the…

In some U.S. schools, librarians are no longer saying, “Shh!”

Buffy Hamilton speaking at a conference on digital media and education in Chicago. (Photo by Nick Pandolfo) Buffy Hamilton, who calls herself “The Unquiet Librarian,” holds the…

Louder libraries for a digital age to open across U.S.

High schoolers work on projects at the YOUmedia lab at the Harold Washington library in Chicago. (Photo by Nick Pandolfo) CHICAGO—Imagine walking into a public library filled…

Financial aid not always going to neediest college students

Chris Ogren, 20, a junior studying acting and American Sign Language at New York University, stands outside a student building after a meeting with financial aid officers. (Photo…

Q&A with Lisa Gillis: Rethinking how we educate ‘digital natives’

Lisa Gillis (courtesy of Lisa Gillis) At The Hechinger Report, we’re trying to learn—and share—as much as possible about the ways digital learning is changing American schools.…

Q&A with Motohisa Kaneko: Is America ready to invest more in technical education?

Motohisa Kaneko (Courtesy of Mr. Kaneko) As part of our coverage of international education, reporter Blaine Harden traveled to Japan recently to learn more about a five-year program…

Q&A with Davis Jenkins: How can we improve community-college graduation rates?

Davis Jenkins There’s a reason so many students in U.S. community colleges don’t finish: Not enough enter a specific, college-level program, according to Davis Jenkins,…

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Rethinking special education in the U.S.

Carol Kinlan In “Learning from Finland,” Pasi Sahlberg highlights reasons for the success of Finland’s educational system – noting, in particular, that Finns highly regard and…

2010 and 2011: Looking back, looking forward

Richard Lee Colvin, editor of The Hechinger Report, recently spoke with Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks about some of 2010’s most interesting education stories — as…

Wisconsin’s academic luster fading

English teacher Norma Mortimer watches over students earlier this year at Marshall Morse School. Governor-elect Scott Walker supports a statewide evaluation system with multiple measures of performance that…

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