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Democrats Want To Open More Doors To College, But Can They Help Students Graduate?

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.25.2016 | College

During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mea...

Hillary Clinton Wants To Move Away From The 'Education Wars' Of The Past

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics

During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mea...

Trump Pledges To 'Rescue' Kids From Failing Schools

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mea...

How To Make Cleveland Schools Great Again

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics

During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mea...

How Trump's Student Loan Plan Would Impact College Students

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics

During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mea...

The GOP Plan For Higher Education: Less Money For Poor Students

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.18.2016 | College

During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mea...

What Does A Trump Presidency Mean For Education Policy?

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics

During the Republican and Democratic conventions, The Hechinger Report will publish a new story each day, examining what the party proposals might mea...

Designing Ways To Move Beyond Diversity On Campus

Kathleen Lucadamo | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.19.2016 | College

GRANVILLE, Ohio — When Laurel Kennedy, a communications professor, arrived at Denison University more than 25 years ago, she remembered seeing a sea...

This May Be The Best Way To Train Teachers, But Can We Afford It?

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

BALLARD, Wash. — Maria-Elena Velásquez, a teacher-in-training, needed help, stat. Her fifth-grade student had jumped from his chair and was climbin...

How To Get Students On The Autism Spectrum To Succeed In College

The Hechinger Report | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.29.2016 | College

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Richard was one of the brightest kids in his high school class. His parents figured college was the next step, but that dream ...

College Degree Gap Grows Wider Between Whites, Blacks And Latinos

The Hechinger Report | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.07.2016 | College

The racial gap in who’s graduating from college has widened since 2007, a new report shows. While more blacks and Latinos are graduating from colleg...

College Presidents Promise To Help The Poorest, But They've Done The Opposite

| Jon Marcus & Holly K. Hacker | Posted 12.01.2014 | College

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Decked out in black tie and formal dresses, guests at Mr. Jefferson’s Capital Ball finished their salmon with horseradish sauce ...

Why The Most Vulnerable Children Absolutely Need Preschool

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th KIDS COUNT Data Book, which has been providing the public with an annual glimpse into the well bein...

Colleges Might Not Be Ready For The Common Core

| Jon Marcus | Posted 07.23.2014 | College

America’s primary and secondary schools may be busy preparing for the onset of the Common Core standards, meant to better prepare students for colle...

Up To 50 Percent Of Teachers Quit Within Five Years, Says Report

| Alexandria Neason | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Amid intense debate about new education standards, and teacher tenure and pay, the Alliance for Excellent Education has turned the focus to new teache...

How The Government Spends Billions Helping Wealthy Students Go To College

| Jon Marcus | Posted 03.10.2014 | College

It’s not just colleges and universities that are shifting their financial aid from lower-income to higher-income students. Tuition tax credits an...

Another Way Poor Families Are Getting Screwed By Colleges

| Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker | Posted 03.09.2014 | College

Data show poorer families are bearing the brunt of college price hikes By Jon Marcus and Holly K. Hacker America’s colleges and universities are...

Good News For Humanities Majors

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

People who major in the humanities and social sciences don’t earn as much as their classmates in the physical and natural sciences, math, or enginee...

Harvard And MIT Try To Play Down Low Completion Rates

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Long-anticipated research into massive open online courses taught by MIT and Harvard finds that, while very few participants complete these classes, m...

The Real Reason Why Colleges Hate Party School Rankings

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Being named a top party school by the Princeton Review could cost a university an 8 to 9 percent decline in the percentage of out-of-state students wh...

These California Charter Schools Are Opening For The Wrong Reasons

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. SAN CARLOS, ...

The 'McDonaldization' Of Universities And Colleges

The Hechinger Report | Timothy Pratt | Posted 12.30.2013 | College

Universities in South Dakota, Nebraska and other states have cut the number of credits students need to graduate. A proposal in Florida would let o...

Colleges Try Tying Presidential Raises To Results

| Posted 12.26.2013 | College

Like all leaders of American colleges and universities these days, Massachusetts Bay Community College President John O’Donnell is under pressure to...

Who Is Really Running Higher Education

| Jon Marcus | Posted 10.01.2013 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. When the people with some of the greatest clout over the future of America’s universitie...

Higher Education Is Headed For A Shakeout, Analysts Warn

| Jon Marcus | Posted 09.10.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report, where it was originally published. Facing skeptical customers, declining enrollment, an ...