The Hechinger Report - What U.S. higher ed is all about

View this email in your browser
Support for this newsletter is provided by
The Report
A newsletter from The Hechinger Report
 Share Share
 Tweet Tweet
 Forward Forward
Liz WillenDear reader,
 
At a time when many four-year colleges are pushing students to declare a major and get onto a career track, a few others are saying, “Wait, what’s the hurry?” We take a look at the tensions behind this trend, a true dividing point in how we think about what U.S. higher education is all about.
 
On the K-12 level, we are thinking about how climbing Covid-19 numbers will affect what happens this fall, while keeping an eye on the many difficulties the pandemic has already created for parents – especially those whose children have disabilities and medical conditions that make classroom learning precarious.
 
As for the littlest learners, we’re looking at why cash transfer programs without conditions attached can be life changing, and we also share the latest research on ways to stimulate baby’s language development – while they crawl. As always, we love to hear what our readers are thinking about our stories and about education. We welcome your ideas.

Liz Willen, Editor

P.S. The newsletter will be taking a break next week. I will see you again Aug. 10. 
Main Idea 

Some colleges ease up on pushing undergrads into picking majors right away

The idea bucks the trend of putting students on the fast track to careers.

Help us improve!

The Hechinger Report wants to hear from you. Is this newsletter useful? Click on a link to vote.

Reading List 

PROOF POINTS: A study suggests an instructive way to talk to little crawlers

Paying close attention to objects that capture your baby’s attention might stimulate language development.


Research shows cash programs with no strings attached are better for supporting families

Cash transfer programs for families with children can have a profound impact on health and development.
 

OPINION: How best do we teach kids about Holocaust horrors? Show them what it was like

Virtual reality creates hands-on experiences that engage and inform students in new ways.
 

In one house, two brothers with disabilities had opposite pandemic experiences

One fell behind. One leaped ahead. (This essay was also translated into Spanish.)
Was this newsletter forwarded to you?
Click here to subscribe!
Solutions 
"He’s 11. By his mom’s count, he’s had more than 30 interactions with armed officers at school," Chalkbeat

This week’s solutions section came from SolutionsU powered by Solutions Journalism Network and their database of solutions journalism. Search for more solutions.
👋 Contact Nichole Dobo at dobo@hechingerreport.org to give feedback on The Hechinger Report’s newsletters. Did you know we produce newsletters on early childhood, education research, the future of learning and higher education? And it helps us if you recommend our newsletters to a friend. 
You made it to the bottom of this free newsletter. Will you support our nonprofit newsroom with a gift?
Give today to make this message go away.
Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/hechingerreport/
Our newsletters
Copyright © 2021 The Hechinger Report, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you signed up at our website The Hechinger Report.

Our mailing address is:
The Hechinger Report
475 Riverside Drive
Suite 650
New York, NY 10115

Add us to your address book


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Older messages

What U.S. higher ed is all about

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Many four-year colleges are pushing students to declare a major and get onto a career track but a few others are saying – wait, what's the hurry? This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free

Proof Points: Building vocabulary in infancy

Monday, July 26, 2021

A small study suggests an instructive way to talk to crawlers This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. View this email in your browser A

Early Childhood: No-strings cash for families

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Cash transfers without strings attached are ideal for supporting families, report finds This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. View this email

What will fall will look like for schools

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The pandemic thrust a spotlight on terrible conditions in some public schools This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. 📬 View this email in your

Proof Points: Research split on fraternities and sororities

Monday, July 19, 2021

New Gallup poll points to college and career benefits of Greek life despite criticism This is a weekly newsletter. Sign up for a free subscription, and invite a friend to subscribe. View this email in

The rebellious art of Iranian women, Elena Ferrante talks to Marina Abramović, Inclusion consultant at European Digital Rights

Sunday, September 26, 2021

The Bloom Issue #61, Sept 26 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Twist Biosciences: The DNA API

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Alex Danco's Newsletter, Season 3 Episode 20 ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

FTI #275: This is progress.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

This is what progress feels like. Now, on to this week's ideas... * * * 1. The One-Sentence Formula That Reveals The Missing Ingredient In Your Goal "I want to get _____ by helping _____ get

Connection dependency

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Internet used to be a "nice to have" now it's basically a utility. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Last chance to get all free bonuses, the party ends tomorrow

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Enroll to the Brand Marketing Minidegree for 4 free bonuses ‌ ‌ ‌ Hey there, As you probably know by now, our Brand Marketing Minidegree was launched this week. We're still super stoked. Today is

01 - MANA WĀHINE TOA - The Goddess, warriors, and Mothers

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Enter the world of Wāhine Māori, who were once born with Mana which was forcefully torn away from them ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

🎙️ Find That Pod # 129

Friday, September 24, 2021

You guys and gals are maniacs. ADVERTISEMENT Five Great New Podcasts Welcome to the 128th edition of Find That Pod. Hey everyone... still want to reserve your FIND THAT POD vinyl stickers? Request one

Stand out in the “sea of sameness”

Friday, September 24, 2021

And get some CXL swag ‌ ‌ ‌ Hey there, Sadly, most companies have table-stakes arguments to sell and promote their services contributing to a big “sea of sameness”. The differentiation comes from

Where breakthroughs come from, how to do case studies & more exciting course launches [Scale Your Impact #59]

Friday, September 24, 2021

Your fill of copywriting, online course, and productivity insights ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

Ashley Flowers non-profit gets arrest in unsolved case

Friday, September 24, 2021

Funding group is helping with 31 cases. An indie podcast gets into the papers. Himalaya pivots again. Clubhouse adds Wave 2.2 minutes to read · Your daily briefing for podcasting and on-demand, with