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Will Mississippi Jump In And Provide Funds For Early Learning?

| Jackie Mader | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Advocates of a privately funded early education program in Mississippi ...

Net Price Calculators Are Hard To Find, Compare On College Websites

| Posted 12.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. Net price calculators - required on nearly all college ...

College Enrollments Down Slightly, Higher Education Shrinks For First Time In 15 Years

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. College enrollment declined by .2 percent in the fall o...

Small Town Recession Struggles: Laid-Off Workers Go Back To School

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. PBS will air As Goes Janesville this evening.The docume...

Does Switzerland's Education Model Yield More Economic Mobility Than America's?

| Posted 12.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. University education is free in Switzerland, but most s...

A Solution To Lost Early Childhood Ed Opportunities In Mississippi?

| Liz Willen | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. MOORHEAD, Miss. — JeMira Nichols entered kindergarten in this sleepy Delta town way ahea...

What Will It Take To Improve School Readiness In Mississippi?

| Jackie Mader | Posted 10.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The Hechinger Report is taking an extended look at why the children of Mississippi start b...

Obama: Romney Education Plan 'Not A Recipe For Growth'

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, President Obama and R...

Some States Link Exit Exams With College Readiness

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. Eight states have linked high-school exit exams to coll...

Bulgaria Pioneers New Approach To Ranking Universities

| Tom Marshall | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Petar Stanchev is the kind of student Bulgaria needs to keep. Last year...

College Readiness Goes Beyond Academic Skills

| Joanne Jacobs | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. While "students need strong academic skills to succeed ...

In Time Of Low Literacy, Writing Scores, Revived Support For Grammar Instruction

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. With American schools focused on raising reading and math scores to mee...

Why Educators Aren't Sold On Video Games

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Video games are increasingly popular learning tools in classrooms, but ...

As Chicago Teachers Strike Continues, Experts Weigh In

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The teacher strike in Chicago, now in its second week, has become a nat...

Can Handpicked Teachers Turn Around An Underperforming School?

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEWARK, N.J. — It was a fight to the finish, but Erskine Glover can honestly say he’s ...

Obama: America Can 'Out-Educate And Out-Compete' Any Country On Earth

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. President Barack Obama had barely begun his acceptance speech at the De...

Michelle Rhee: How Obama -- Or Romney -- Should Change Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools...

From The Convention: How Can We Fix Higher Education?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Charlie Nelms, former chancellor of North Carolina Central University, ...

New College Student: 'I Was Never Taught To Be Ready For College'

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the second year in a row, Hispanics will be the largest minority on U.S. college campu...

Justin Snider: Thinking We Know What We Test

| Justin Snider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. An op-ed in The New York Times on August 20th, "Testing What We Think We Know," argued tha...

America's Math Problem: Should We Get Rid Of Algebra?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Is math holding the United States back? Last week, a community-college...

Iowa Looks Abroad For Lessons On Education Reform

| Liz Willen | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Iowa has surprisingly global ambitions to improve its education system. That's why I fo...

Promise Of The 'Flipped Classroom' Eludes Poorer School Districts

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. When Portland, Ore., elementary school teacher Sacha Luria decided last fall to try out a ...

How New York City’s Value-Added Model Compares To What Other Districts, States Are Doing

| Sarah Butrymowicz and Sarah Garland | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. New York City schools erupted in controversy last week when the school district released i...

Memphis' New Teacher Evaluation System Adopted From Controversial D.C. Program

| Sarah Garland | Posted 02.09.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. It is the third in a series in a collaboration between The Hechinger Report and Memphis Comme...