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Negative media coverage has succeeded in undermining support among
prominent conservatives for a UCLA alumni group that paid students to
target and expose left-leaning faculty.

Establish a first-rate education system to draw on our
greatest untapped human resource: the children of our inner cities.

Apartheid education is alive in America and rapidly
increasing in hyper-segregated inner-city schools. And though it's now
fashionable for policy-makers to declare integration a failure,
effective programs across the country still survive--and deserve to thrive.

As the site of a trial on including intelligent design in biology
textbooks, Dover, Pennsylvania, is a focal point of a national debate
on science and religion. But a look at the town and its residents show
that the battle may not be so clearly defined.

San Francisco recently launched universal preschool, designed to make young participants higher earners and better citizens when they reach adulthood. If successful, San Francisco’s initiative could make preschool as commonplace as kindergarten.

When one of New York's biggest and most liberal institutions gets into the business of union-busting, it's hardly an internal matter.

How do you tell a student the story of September 11?

The Community Education Partners (CEP) serves students the public schools don't want--and it makes millions.

"The black pseudo leader is a parasite," wrote black pseudo-leader Armstrong Williams in October 2004.

Blogs

Activists challenging Walker administration assaults on public education and on college students from immigrant families disrupt Wisconsin legislative hearing with a reading from the Declaration of Independence.

June 3, 2011

Enrollment at for-profit colleges has surged dramatically in past years. But these institutions often lack accreditation and have dismal records of job placement--and the cost of attendance isn't cheap.

May 17, 2011

A house bill was passed in Arizona last spring banning ethnic studies classes like African American history and Chicano studies. This week, students and teachers across the country are holding a week of events in support of multicultural education.

October 1, 2010

If we can't find a way to pay living wages for kindergarten teachers, who are we?

August 3, 2010

Without accurate reports and transparent outcomes, the urgent need to implement high school reforms could pass without notice.

July 9, 2010

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