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Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

Students who share racial and/or gender characteristics with their teachers tend to report higher levels of personal effort, happiness in class, feeling cared for, student-teacher communication, post-secondary motivation, and academic engagement.”.

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. Harper went to a professional development day at one of the district’s lowest-performing elementary schools.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., 8, 2003.