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handgun

It's the wrong response to incidents like Newtown.

Sandy Hook Vigil

Three hundred million firearms are already in circulation in the United States. We need gun control solutions that deal with that reality.

We are delighted to announce the winners of The Nation’s seventh annual Student Writing Contest, Andrew Gambrione and Tess Saperstein.

Jonathan Kozol

Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.

Young voter

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

President Barack Obama

Obama will carry the youth vote, but turnout is key, especially among young Latino voters in swing states.

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.

Blogs

Concentrated poverty has largely been ignored by policymakers, despite the huge impact it has on student achievement.

February 1, 2013

One young Palestinian woman explains the program that has brought eight students to NYU to share a bedroom with a student from the opposite territory, and spend twice a week in dialogue about “the conflict, the history, the legitimacy of the country, the definition of terrorism.”

January 31, 2013

Newly released e-mails show the former governor's foundation quietly promoted his corporate partners, including a company he's invested in. 

January 30, 2013

Perhaps it’s time to revise the old saw that the ivory tower breeds liberals, and the “real world” makes them conservative.

January 30, 2013

It takes effort—and often money.

January 30, 2013

Who ends up being most affected by urban schools closings?

January 28, 2013

Philadelphia students, teachers and allies—including a majority of City Council members—are pushing back against the district's proposed closing of thirty-seven schools. 

January 28, 2013

Columbia’s Rembrandt, sold in 1975 for $1 million, is back on the market—for $47 million.

January 21, 2013

This week: Standardized testing and armed guards in schools, the story behind Facebook Graph Search and questions of black female agency in Django Unchained.

January 20, 2013

An editorial by a newspaper in Kern County, where a school shooter armed with an old shotgun injured one person, praises California’s strict gun laws.

January 11, 2013