The Hechinger Report is a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. It is staffed by talented and committed reporters and editors who collect data, research and stories from classrooms around the U.S. and share them with the public. Their ultimate goal is to explain how education can be improved and why it matters. As a result, there is an emphasis on highlighting disadvantaged areas and students, including schools which have taken a pro-active role in connecting with the Latino-immigrant student population.
Here is an eye-opening report by Sarah Garland about how one town, despite it’s hostile past, is using its school programs to better assist young people fleeing violence in Central America. This story is part of a series about how schools, teachers and students are coping with the immigration crisis.