About Kelly @kfieldCHE
Kelly Field is a journalist based in Boston who has also reported for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Kelly’s Recent Stories
Education Aug 16What science tells us about improving middle school
Over the last 20 years, scientists have learned a lot about how the adolescent brain works and what motivates middle schoolers. Yet a lot of their findings aren’t making it into the classroom.
Education Apr 19How Maine’s major education reform effort dissolved into a patchwork of policies
Well-intentioned education and business leaders, backed by wealthy foundations and a success story from faraway Alaska, sold state lawmakers on a largely untested theory of change. Now seven years after the state passed a law that required high schools to…
Education May 14More Hispanics are going to college and graduating, but disparity persists
Between 2000 and 2015, the college-going rate among Hispanic high school graduates more than doubled, to 3 million. But the proportion of Hispanics earning degrees still lags behind the proportion of whites.