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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 ...

Why Schools Must Teach Delayed Gratification

John Thompson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

Regardless of whether learning is undermined by the legacies of poverty and trauma, or the digital distractions of an affluent society, our challenge should be clear.

Lessons From Pre-K That Work

| Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

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

The 'Crazy' Plan To Make Money From Public Education

The Hechinger Report | Sarah Carr and Annie Gilbertson | Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

JACKSON, Miss. — When state officials here tried last year to recruit a for-profit company to manage schools in rural Tate County, the community out...

Districts Face Roadblocks In Developing Teacher Evaluations

| Jackie Mader | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. School districts around the country are facing obstacles as they attemp...

High Schools May Have To pay For Unprepared Graduates

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Mississippi and Maine have become the latest in a series of states to question whether sch...

L.A.'s College-Prep Push Is Based On False Data

| Sarah Butrymowicz and Howard Blume | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Eleven years ago, the San Jose school district began requiring all students to pass the cl...

New Pressure On Colleges To Disclose Grads' Earnings

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Joyce English was about to start studying toward an associate degree she hoped would lead ...

Mississippi Debate Over Charters, School Reform Evokes Broader Racial Divide

| Sarah Carr | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Mississippi lawmaker Kenneth Wayne Jones, a Democrat, briefly became a political pariah la...

1 In 4 College Freshmen Now Starts In January, Not August

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. When she graduated from her high school in Pittsburgh last spring, Mikaela Molstre didn’...

Pass The Carrots, Pass On The Chips: America's Obsession With School Lunches

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd Blog. With the passage of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free ...

In New Year, Will Mississippi Really Make Progress In Education?

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd Blog. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has vowed to focus on education when this ...

The Year In Education: A Look Back At 2012

| Posted 03.04.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In 2012, new teacher-evaluation systems and merit pay spread across the country. Technolog...

U.S. Higher Education Must Change To Remain Globally Competitive: Survey

| Jon Marcus | Posted 01.27.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of HechingerEd blog. Nearly half of all Americans have a dim view of the quality of U.S. higher education, and most...