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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.

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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