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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?

With the nation's public education system under siege, the need for qualified teachers who are committed to creating exciting and empowering schools is more urgent than ever.

Why won't Facebook philanthropist Mark Zuckerberg use his gift to build on progress already being made?

Blogs

On Florida public radio, Nation authors Linda Darling-Hammond and Philissa Cramer discuss the ways the US can equalize its education resources and teacher training.

June 14, 2010

"Advocating ethnic solidarity" is now illegal in Arizona public schools.

May 12, 2010

Is sex education a crime? A Wisconsin District Attorney is warning teachers to stop teaching sexual education or they'll face prosecution and possible time in jail.

April 30, 2010

Student Senate President calls Kansas University's newspaper biased, says solution is to cut funding.

March 31, 2010

The University of Minnesota is drawing criticism for proposing curriculum that would teach education majors about things like institutionalized racism.

February 22, 2010

Va. school system's censoring of Anne Frank's Diary raises questions of when, if ever, it's appropriate to restrict books in schools.

February 10, 2010

Campus Progress' interactive map highlights how students would benefit from Obama's planned expansion of the Pell Grant program.

April 29, 2009

This Tuesday a rally in Gainesville calls for saving higher ed in Florida.

April 5, 2009

Thousands of students in Nevada are being radicalized due to draconian budget cuts in state education funding.

February 5, 2009

His appointment would not represent the change promised by Barack Obama's election.

November 12, 2008