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For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

Emotionally healthy, well-adjusted youth don’t tear through their classrooms armed with weaponry. His administration plans to do this in part by providing funding for educators to receive firearms training and allowing them to bring weapons into the classroom for protection.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

The problem is that many American elementary schools aren’t doing that. ” But this research hasn’t made its way into many elementary school classrooms. ” said Adrienne Ibarra, a reading specialist at Bethlehem’s Lincoln Elementary School.

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

But if Delgado is right about the benefits for Nashville classrooms of a cultural match between teachers and students, the program has arrived just in time. In Nashville, Hispanic students almost never see faces like their own at the front of a classroom.

Is Head Start a failure?

The Hechinger Report

Lady Bird Johnson, a great champion of “Project Head Start” during her time as first lady, visits a classroom at the Kemper School in Washington, D.C., Evaluations of classroom climate and teacher competence are well above the national mean.