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Tune in to a live panel moderated by Chris Hayes on Sunday, October 5, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST.

What's next for early childhood education? The Nation's Bryce Covert talks with Dana Goldstein and Melissa Lazarín about the policy and politics of universal preschool.

If pro-charter proposals in Washington State or Georgia pass this November, that will mark the first time charter schools have won at the ballot box.

Unions need to be at the forefront of improving public education across the country.

As Obama touts his education reforms and neoliberals face off with teachers, hardly anyone is talking about the real problems besetting America’s public schools.

 The classroom and the boardroom are two very different worlds.

 Why is the Obama administration pushing testing on our schools?

School crossing

Aggressively pushing voucher programs, ALEC is calling on states to “transform the system, don't tweak it" in a large-scale assault on public education.

Our colleges and universities have never been truly open to everyone. But against the backdrop of a worsening high school drop-out rate and rising student debt burdens for those who do make it to college, can American higher education be saved?

Blogs

Governor Cuomo's public school agenda puts both students and teachers in jeopardy. 

March 13, 2015

Who benefits from a high school equivalency exam that judges nothing better than how well you'll do on the exam?

March 4, 2015

Colleges around the country are considering adding a third gender option to their student rosters. 

March 4, 2015

The US Department of Justice seeks answers in the wake of a nation-wide sexual assault epidemic on college campuses.

March 2, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

National Education Association calls out Obama’s education secretary for focusing on high-stakes testing. Democrats should take the criticism seriously.

July 8, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

Hardline reformers are using Vergara v. State of California to dismantle tenure in other states.

June 13, 2014

Teachers’ contract vote will depend largely on whether they feel they can rely on this administration to steer the education system in a more progressive direction

May 7, 2014

An alternative education that makes sense would go beyond test prep

May 5, 2014