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From the All in the Red Collective in New York to the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition in California, young activists are on the march.

Occupy the DOE march

The growing movement against education reform is challenging a well-messaged behemoth funded by billionaires and sanctioned by both political parties.

Union City

With a well-marked pathway from preschool through high school, the dense New Jersey city is a model educator for newcomers—and America at large.

Teachers protest in Mexico City

Reformers are targeting Mexican teachers, wielding tests as a weapon. Sound familiar?

Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

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.

Columbia University

Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?

School buses

The school-to-prison pipeline has emerged quickly, but the corrosive effect of criminalizing children will be felt for generations to come.

Will Obama's order to increase "school resource officers" funnel more of our students through the school-to-prison pipeline?

New York School Bus Strike

New York City’s school bus drivers and aides do a tough job where experience matters.

Blogs

Democrats’ condemnation of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions discussion at Brooklyn College displays their concern for election results, not “academic freedom.”

February 5, 2013

In the wake of Newtown, students are upping the fight against racial injustice in school discipline.

February 4, 2013

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