Sluggish growth in math scores for U.S. students began before the pandemic but has snowballed into an education crisis. These stories highlight the stakes, as well as potential solutions.
Saving the College Dream
Community colleges are in trouble. Scant advising, labyrinthian financial aid, and unclear career pathways are among the challenges facing the two-year schools and their students. In this series, the Collaborative looked at the crisis facing these institutions, and ways to solve it.
Tackling Teacher Shortages
An examination of the overlooked challenges and promising solutions to staffing issues facing American schools. Finalist in the national Education Writers Association awards.
Supporting students: What’s next for mental health
More than 1 in 3 high school students have historically reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. In many communities, those numbers have skyrocketed during the pandemic . But in some places, educators and others are experimenting with new ways to address students’ mental health needs — or reinvent old strategies.
The pandemic put learning gaps in the spotlight, but even before Covid, our schools were in turmoil over how to teach kids to read. We scoured the country for examples of hope and progress. Second place in the national Headliner Awards for Education Reporting.