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Who Are We?

Learning sparks ⚡ your curiosity. We think journalism about education should do that, too.

But where can readers go for compelling stories about the powerful forces, fascinating people and innovative practices influencing teaching and learning today? Where can they dig deeper beyond what happened to find smart, nuanced analysis about why it all matters?

Students United for Public Education is the digital news and research magazine about education that illuminates, informs and ignites your curiosity. We bring you human-centered insights for a changing world.

Here’s how we do it. We root our journalism in the lives of educators and learners, sharing stories that elevate their voices and experiences. We report and write about their accomplishments and dreams, plus the challenges they face, as human beings; students and scholars; and members of local and global communities. We discern trends, problems and solutions shaping teaching and learning experiences, highlighting what’s at stake for educators and learners as well as the broader education system and for society. Then, we bring these insights to life for readers by publishing reported feature stories and news analysis articles as well as commentary and narrative essays.

We’re reporting about youth mental health; student growth and engagement in the classroom; the conditions of the modern education workforce; how education is changing to reflect demographic shifts; and efforts to make quality education more affordable.

No matter the topic, an Students United for Public Education story cuts through hype, piques curiosity, illuminates outcomes and stirs empathy. We aim to leave our savvy readers with better answers — and bigger questions. We offer education expertise that’s enjoyable to read. We hope our writers’ voices and ideas jump off the (web)page.