The Best of The Hechinger Report
9 most popular The Hechinger Report articles, as voted by our community.
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The Hechinger Report on Education
What does the ‘metaverse’ mean for education?
Experts warn educators to think twice before jumping on new technologies
OPINION: One way to solve the education crisis: Pay students to go to school
For districts flush with federal funds, it could be the answer to pandemic learning loss
The Hechinger Report on Parenting
How to help young kids: Give their parents cash
Guaranteed income programs are spreading, and proving particularly vital for low-income families with young children.
When recess is the hardest part of the day
Recess isn’t carefree for every child. Here’s how schools can make it better
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OPINION: With college enrollment tumbling, new strategies are urgently needed
Four-year colleges must take notice — and reach out to nontraditional students
STUDENT VOICES: Why education must lead in addressing climate change
Flooding, fires and heat waves are not partisan issues and must be discussed in classrooms
OPINION: We must help our youngest learners navigate enormous risks from climate change
They can’t stand up for themselves, but their world is in danger
PROOF POINTS: How do you find a gifted child?
At one elementary school in rural Appalachia, most of the children are white and poor; 90 percent qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. Guess how many of the 800 students are gifted? The answer:…
‘State-sanctioned violence:’ Inside one of the thousands of schools that still paddles students
The federal government does not ban corporal punishment in schools and 19 states still allow it, leaving districts to decide whether to use it and how. Often, the issue is decided by principals, who…
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