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The author offers an uplifting example of a public high school that offers students exceptional education in New York City, but wants more students across the US to have similar opportunities.

Nation Student Writing Contest Winner: A freshman at Old Bridge High School reports on how New Jersey's budget cuts have cheated her and her fellow students of a quality education.

The disconnect between the realities of public schools and the policy prescriptions coming from the White House is the crux of the problem in education.

In The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Diane Ravitch has found a new métier as a critic of neo-capitalist school reform.

Largely overshadowed by Healthcare's passage, student loan reform promises big changes to the current bank-based lending system. This week, The Breakdown with Christopher Hayes and education Policy Analyst Ben Miller, dissect these changes and explain how they will effect college students, past, present and future.

Charter and merit pay advocates make up in lobbying what they lack in community support.

Liberal living coast to coast. A look at the forthcoming Nation Guide to the Nation, with Katrina vanden Heuvel. Plus: Patty Hearst and Obama's education choice.

School reform could take on new meaning if Obama's secretary of education is actually an educator.

Will our next president have the courage to scrap No Child Left Behind?

Blogs

Rejecting standardized tests, teachers are waging civil disobedience in the classroom.

April 7, 2014

When a winter storm gridlocked Georgia, teachers and school employees proved their worth.

February 5, 2014

There’s no way Cuomo’s plan pays for the kind of effort de Blasio got elected to provide.

January 22, 2014

de Blasio’s pick for schools chancellor is a great first step toward changing the direction of school reform in New York. But it was just the first step.

December 31, 2013

PISA’s reductive test score dumps prevent nuanced debate. 

December 5, 2013

The knowledge that students can forgo tests without repercussions has emboldened parents across the state.

November 5, 2013

Following a Facebook fortune-funded teacher bonus plan, Newark teachers elected an incumbent president who supports a recent “performance bonus’ for ‘peer review’ plan, and an executive board mostly opposed to it.

June 28, 2013

Some nineteen states still allow corporal punishment in their schools, subjecting hundreds of thousands of American children to legalized floggings every year.

June 5, 2013

A school-closing hearing in Chicago becomes a test of whether corporate-driven school "reform" can be responsive and humane.

April 16, 2013

Past shuttered schools and glass-strewn vacant lots, the Chicago Teachers Union documents the likely toll of Rahm Emanuel's latest disastrous education plan.

April 5, 2013